Our well-equipped marine laboratories provide researchers with a multitude of powerful measuring systems. These allow the preparation of a wide variety of samples for a variety of measurement methods. The most commonly used methods include nutrient analysis in aqueous samples via auto-analyser (NH4, NO2, NO3, PO4 and silicate), calorimetry, GC, PCR and even more. It is also possible to prepare samples for further measurement methods in other AWI labs.
Centre for Aquaculture Research (ZAF)
The Centre for Aquaculture Research (ZAF) offers a modern and multi-divers infrastructure. It consists of a series of closed recirculation systems as well as large aquarium shelves, integration and breeding facilities for the controlled rearing of aquatic organisms such as fish, mussels, crabs and other invertebrates. In addition, there is a greenhouse on the roof of the ZAF for the cultivation of marine plants, which can be combined with the other systems with regard to IMTA and/or Aquaponic systems research.