COMPUTATIONAL LABS

Our computation labs are dry laboratories designed explicitly for analyses using computer-generated modeling. Climate-controlled workstations and collaboration areas are wired with multiple ethernet access points.


SEAWATER LABS

A variety of seawater labs at HMSC offer access to a reliable, high-quality flow-through seawater system. Lab sizes accommodate anything from proof-of-concept proposals to complex aquaculture experiment set-ups.

The Experimental Seawater Facility is a shared lab designed for students and visiting researchers to utilize indoor, covered and outdoor tank spaces. Salinity, tank-level temperature control, and aeration are options of the flexible tank arrays. Volumetric, LED color band lighting control is also available. A dry control room offers equipment storage and workspace. WiFi and ethernet access provide high-speed connectivity both inside and outside the facility. Take a look so we can find the right space for your project.


WET LABS

HMSC wet labs are equipped with fume hoods, sinks, and chemical-resistant workbenches. We have both individual and shared open floor plan wet labs to fit your research needs.


INNOVATION LAB

Housed in the new Marine Studies building, this lab has space and equipment to take your project from the idea phase into production. You will have access to 3D printers, welders, lathes and other fabrication equipment to build prototypes and test and build your project. A full video production lab will help you take your project to market and promote your solution. If you can dream the solution, it can become a reality in the new HMSC Innovation Lab.


SPECIALTY LABS

Designed for specific types of equipment and research projects, HMSC offers specialty labs including climate-controlled, electronic, ocean acidification, genetics, eDNA, and ancient DNA labs. 


FIELD SITES

HMSC is conveniently located on a deep draft estuary surrounded by miles of mud flats fringed with eelgrass beds, and it is only a short distance to open water. With sand dunes and beaches, the Yaquina River, coastal forests, and rocky intertidal sites just minutes away, access to a diversity of field sites makes HMSC a natural hub for all your fieldwork. Learn more about the habitats surrounding the HMSC campus.


EQUIPMENT

HMSC has a variety of scientific equipment for use or rent, including tanks, microscopes, water sampling meters and field gear. Contact the Research Facilities Coordinator for more information.