Numerous state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories are available within the Faculty of Science. Modern analytical and field facilities and instrumentation for a wide range of environmental research, assessment and monitoring include:

  • inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS);
  • high-precision thermal ionization and stable isotope mass spectrometers;
  • scanning electron microscope;
  • wave-length and energy dispersive electron microprobe with image analysis facility;
  • X-ray diffractometer;
  • X-ray fluorescence spectrometer;
  • atomic absorption spectrophotometer;
  • gas chromatographs;
  • high performance liquid chromatographs;
  • ion chromatographs;
  • gas chromatograph/mass spectrometers;
  • tandem (organic) mass spectrometers;
  • trace metal electroanalytical analyzers;
  • nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers;
  • trace gas analyzer;
  • sedigraph;
  • geographic information system and workstation;
  • well log database and stratigraphic/seismic modelling software packages;
  • deep-tow seismic profiler;
  • multi-channel acoustic imaging systems, acoustic image processing facilities, acoustic calibration facilities;
  • equipment for coupled stress-flow and transport experiments in fractured rock flow system studies.

Other specialized facilities for biological, microbiological, biochemical, oceanographic, and numerical studies are described in individual Departmental brochures.


Faculty of Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000