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Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture are merged into a new private limited company, SINTEF Ocean, operative from 1 January 2017. The department for environmental technology in SINTEF Materials and Chemistry is also transferred to the new company.

Environmental laboratories - Sealab

Environmental laboratories - Sealab

Published 21 November 2014

Our emphasis is on developing experimental systems that simulates natural processes and also mimic the fate, behavior and effects of pollutants in the recipient.

Environmental laboratories in SINTEF Materials and Chemistry are established in order to support our research activities. Our laboratories are well instrumented and flexible to enable environmental studies in marine and freshwater resipients. At SINTEF Sealab we cooperate with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquacultrure and NTNU and offer a variety of experimental facilities covering the key elements of marine food webs. Our emphasis is on developing experimental systems that simulates natural processes and also mimic the fate, behavior and effects of pollutants in the recipient.

Additionally SINTEF Materials and Chemistry operate numerous laboratories on enabling technologies within material tehnologies, applied chemistry and - biology that serve the Environmental Technology Sector. We also operate field facilities in Svea (mining community) on Spitzbergen offering arctic studies under arctic conditions.

At SINTEF Sealab we offer:

  • Cold climate laboratories with basin facilities
    • Analytical laboratories
    • Gas and liquid chromatography, MS
    • Microbiological infections lab specialized on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila and coliform bacteria) and environmental pathogens (amoeba and parasites)
    • Microbiology laboratories for process studies and characterisation (PCR, DGGE)
  • Ecotoxicological laboratories
    • Holding facilities for marine organism
    • Routine ecotoxicological tests OECD Guidelines
    • Tailor-made tests - effect studies on key species in the marine food webs
    • Genetic diagnostics lab, reservoar microbiology/ecotoxicology
    • Pressurized titan tank (1 m3) for effect studies of increased CO2 levels in marine systems
  • Oil spill research facilities
    • Columns for sediment interaction studies
    • Shoreline basins
    • Simulated seabed basins
    • Dynamic and static test basins/systems
    • Tank facilities for subsea studies
    • Oil spill lab – rheology, weathering
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