Deployment: lab_UW_FHL_OAEL_Carrington

Deployment: 
lab_UW_FHL_OAEL_Carrington
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Emily Carrington (University of Washington, FHL)
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Platform:
Platform Type:
 laboratory
Start Date: 
2010-09-01
End Date: 
2013-08-31
Location: 
Friday Harbor, WA
Description

FHL Ocean Acidification Environmental Laboratory (OAEL)
Overview

FHL completed construction of a new 1500 sq. ft. experimental facility for ocean acidification research in summer 2011. The facility was funded by an award from NSF's Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) program, matching funds from the University of Washington, and private donors. The experimental facility currently includes an analytical chemistry laboratory, indoor mesocosms fed by a custom seawater-CO2 blending system and temperature control, laboratory space, as well as outdoor in-water mesocosms. Led by Dr. Emily Carrington, OAEL Director (ecarring@uw.edu), this state-of-the-art ocean acidification facility offers unique research and instructional opportunities for experimental manipulations with on-site monitoring of carbonate system parameters. FHL's location, facilities, and educational mission combine to make an ideal site for the experimental mesocosm and analytical facility.