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Facilities

The University of Iceland, Research Centre in the Westfjords can offer use of laboratory bench space, including stereo microscopes and other research facilities (see examples below) on a collaborative basis. Please contact Guðbjörg Ásta Ólafsdóttir for information.

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Fishing gear and biological sampling

We currently own a set of ecological gill nets, small fish gill nets, beach seines and minnow traps as well as sampling equipment for marine invertebrates. Our benthic sampling is often done by divers.

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Wet lab/fish lab

Our fish lab is equipped with holding capacity of 100-200 small fish in environmentally controlled individual tanks (2.8-9.0l), experimental tanks for behavior, Loligo choice tank with environmental controls for temperature and salinity and storage tanks.

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Underwater search and mapping

We currently own a Gemini 720i multibeam, Star Fish 452 side scan sonar, a CDT recorder and an all weather field computer that we use for underwater mapping projects.

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Acoustic telemetry receivers

We own a set of 40 Vemco 180kHz acoustic receivers and 28 Vemco 69kHz receivers with deployment buoys