Facilities

Researchers of the Marine Center are using a diverse set of equipment, instrumentation and modeling tools to study physical, geochemical and biological processes in the oceans. Below is a list of selected facilities available for marine research at UCLA including the responsible principal investigators. For more information, please contact the PIs directly. Note that the list is not complete and constantly growing.

Major Experimental and Fieldwork Facilities

Facilities

Responsible PI

Zodiac (30 ft.) with davit and installed equipment (e.g., echosounder, hydrophone), for field work

Jeroen Molemaker, Andrew Stewart, James McWilliams

UCLA Scientific Diving Program

Diving Safety Officer: Mike Anghera, 805-698-1004

Seawater system with aquaria

David Jacobs, Malcolm Gordon, Robert Eagle

Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station
Moorea, French Polynesia

Gump Station Director: Neil Davies (ndavies@moorea.berkeley.edu)

UCLA Faculty Advisor: Peggy Fong (pfong@biology.ucla.edu)

Field sampling equipment (e.g. core liner, water sampler)

Rich Ambrose, Tina Treude, Jeroen Molemaker

Flumes

Cheryl-Ann Zimmer, Malcolm Gordon

Mesocosms

Rich Ambrose

Multicorer, for field work

Tina Treude

 

Major Analytical Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Responsible PI

Acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), for field work

Jeroen Molemaker

CTD (conductivity, temperature, density) profiler with Niskin bottles, for field work

Jeroen Molemaker

Epifluorescence microscopy

Tina Treude

Gas chromatography

Tina Treude

Gas source mass spectrometry

Aradhna Tripati

Inductively-coupled plasma optical emission spectrophotometry with micronebulizer

Aradhna Tripati

Ion chromatography

Tina Treude

Scintillation counting

Tina Treude

Spectrophotometry

Tina Treude

Titration

Tina Treude

Molecular Ecology &  Genetics Resources

Paul Barber

 

Small Lab Equipment

Equipment

Responsible PI

Autoclave

Tina Treude

Balance and microbalance on weighing table

Aradhna Tripati, Tina Treude

Centrifuge

Tina Treude, Paul Barber

Drying oven

Aradhna Tripati, Rich Ambrose

Muffle furnace

Tina Treude, Rich Ambrose, Aradhna Tripati

Oxygen optodes

Tina Treude

Porewater press

Tina Treude

Portable handheld underwater spectrometer

Kyle Cavanaugh

Sample drilling equipment

Aradhna Tripati

Sediment washing

Aradhna Tripati

Shaker

Tina Treude

Stereo binocular microscopes

Aradhna Tripati

Temperature incubators

Tina Treude

Vacuum lines

Aradhna Tripati

Water baths

Aradhna Tripati, Tina Treude

Rotating Incubator

Paul Barber

 

Ocean Modeling Tools and Facilities

Tools/Facilities

Responsible PI

Computing Cluster (160 cores)

Andrew Stewart

Computing Clusters

Alexander Shchepetkin

Computing Cluster (264 cores on UCLA Hoffman2)

Daniele Bianchi

GFDL Earth System Models, HIM, MITgcm, ROMS Agrif, West Coast ROMS, UCLA ROMS

Daniele Bianchi, Andrew Stewart, James McWilliams