Aquatic Research Cluster
The Aquatic Research Cluster (ARC) is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) at Logy Bay and provides analytical research facilities and support services for determination of lipids and amino acids, and carbon and nitrogen content of aquatic samples to faculty researchers, undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the University, as well as to government agencies and private sector R&D companies.
ARC currently has analytical laboratories specializing in the determination of organic compounds (lipids and amino acids) and elements (carbon and nitrogen) in samples from the aquatic environment. The lipid lab has instrumentation for performing extractions, thin layer chromatography (TLC), and gas chromatography (GC). The C/N lab has instrumentation for determining dissolved and particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (DOC, POC, DON, PON).
Samples may be submitted to be run by the ARC staff (Sample submission form), or users may process their own samples, in which case training will be provided by ARC staff.
For more information about services provided by ARC, please contact:
Research Laboratory Coordinator I
Tel: (709) 864-2521