The Chemical Oceanography Laboratory is a 840 square foot laboratory overlooking Monterey Bay. If the chemical oceanography community were to host a contest for the lab with the best view, we are confident we would win! We get to spot passing whales and check the surf at nearby Moss Landing beach while running samples or processing data in the lab.
Our lab is a general purpose chemical laboratory equipped with all the necessary instrumentation to perform standard chemical work (milliQ system, analytical scale, pH meter, etc..). We also work in MLML’s trace metal clean lab, a HEPA filtered trace metal clean environment, which we use for our trace metal clean work.
Some of the instruments available for teaching and research in the lab are shown below.
- Lab-On-Chip phosphate sensor (Clearwater Sensors, UK). This unit which Max helped develop at the University of Southampton provides hourly phosphate data at the CeNCOOS Moss Landing Shore station.