Oil Spill Response: Physical Resources

Sea Vessel

UNCW has a number of laboratories and equipment which may be available if not currently deployed. Please contact Dr. Roer for more information.

Aquarius Reef Base: Aquarius is the world's only undersea research laboratory capable of housing four scientists and two technicians for periods typically lasting approximately 10 days (although longer durations are possible). Located on Conch Reef off Key Largo, Aquarius is likely to be one of the first UNCW assets to encounter the oil spill as it makes its way up the east coast. The laboratory includes the following equipment, available for use:

NOAA Cooperative Institute (Ocean Exploration) CIOERT/UNCW: CIOERT explores and studies the nation’s ocean frontiers using innovation and cutting edge technologies. CIOERT is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, and headquartered at Harbor Branch at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Fla. UNCW is a co-managing partner with FAU.  Resources include:

UNCW Spatial Analysis Lab: specializes in GIS mapping, including marine habitats from estuaries to deep coral habitats necessary for tracking oil flows.

Vessels

Oceanographic Equipment: ADCPs, CT loggers, met stations, and moorings


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