Rearing of artemia and marine nematodes
Access to experimental seawater tanks
Experimental seawater tanks designed for fish pathology experiments.
Access to fish telemetry equipment. GPS tags and antenna for seabird monitoring
Access to sample series of non-indigenous invertebrate species and fauna of near- and offshore hard and soft substrate
Photobioreactor, climate rooms, and temperature and light controlled incubators for experiments focusing on algae
Analysis of contaminants (GC-Triple Quad or the GC-Ion Trap), nutrients, algal pigments (UHPLC and HPLC), explosives (national certification). Environmental analysis with Skalar autoanalyzer (e.g. nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, cyanide, and phenol). Oil fingerprinting (GC-MS)
Sampling of benthic fauna (nematodes and other species) from the southern bight of the North Sea and Westerscheldt Estuary
Access to experimental facilities focusing on algae
Analysis of pigments (HPLC), nutrients (SAN++ system from SKALAR), fatty acids (GC-FID and GC-MS), lipid and free vitamin C (HPLC has a thermo-controlled autosampler and column compartment and is equipped with UV-DAD, fluorescence and ELSD detectors). Analysis of grain size (Malvern Hydro 2000G), particle size (Beckman Coulter multisizer), sediments (TOC, TN, TOM and carbonates). Fatty acid methyl ester separation (gas chromatograph equipped with an FID and a single quadrupole mass spectrometer)
Isolation and identification of seaweeds, algae, marine diatoms and associated microbiota (bacteria) from marine samples
This service can deliver identified cultures of pure marine bacteria from any type of marine sample. The service makes use of cultivation and isolation of bacteria, characterization by protein mass spectrometry and identification using gene and genome sequence analysis.