Cold-Ocean Deep-Sea Research Facility (CDRF)

View of wood exterior of CDRF building against cloudy sky.


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The Cold-Ocean Deep-Sea Research Facility (CDRF) at the Ocean Sciences Centre provides researchers with access to state of the art infrastructure and equipment for the study of aquatic organisms, especially those from the cold waters of the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans.

Those interested in conducting research at the CDRF are encouraged to contact the facility manager Cassandra Gardner for more information.

Lumpfish in green tank


Aquatic containment level 3 labs for the study of diseases in aquaculture. Recirculating Aquabiotech aquaria.

Fluorescent cod lavae
Close up of flow cytometer flow cell


Our fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS) is a BD Special Order based on the Aria platform. It is used for analysis or sorting of cells, viruses and other small organisms based on scatter and fluorophore detection gates.

Blood smear slides