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Oceanography & Geophysical Systems Lab

Director

Mrs. Lisa Wu

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Description

This lab explores the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of the Earth’s last frontier. A variety of tools such as biotechnology, remote sensing, computer modeling, and chemical analysis may be used to pursue exciting new areas of research in bioluminescence, neurobiology, evolution, population studies, genetics, aquaculture, biogeography, physical oceanography, and ocean engineering. This program advocates discovery-based science in the lab or in the field as well as collaboration between discplines and working professionals.

Projects

  • Design and Construction of an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • Bioluminescence as an Indicator of Water Quality
  • The Effect of Macroalgae on Shell Color in the Red Abalone
  • The Use of Satellite Imagery to Model Glacier Movement
  • Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay Using Biobuoy Data
  • Fish Species Identification Using DNA Barcoding

Specialized
Equipment

  • QwikLiteTM Bioluminescence System
  • Biobuoy
  • Computer Aided Physiological Monitoring (CAPMON)
  • SeaLife Underwater Camera System
  • Leica Stereomicroscope/Camera¬†
    System
  • Hach Spectrophotometer

Sponsors/
Contributors

  • Center of Marine Biotechnology
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Naval Research Lab
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • SPAWAR Pacific

 

 

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