Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen
Description: The University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab is a field research station located in the northeast village of Newburgh 20km north of the main University campus in Old Aberdeen.
Oceanlab is located on the banks of the Ythan estuary overlooking Forvie National Nature Reserve and contains engineering laboratories and hangar space for the design and construction of underwater technology and a suite of environmental commercial testing facilities operated by the Oceanlab Business Unit. There are also specialised laboratories to accommodate examination and sorting of preserved biological specimens, and molecular and biogeochemical analyses.
Staff and students based at Oceanlab undertake a wide range of research from coastal to deep-sea science and are heavily involved in international projects are research expeditions to the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean as well as local work in the North Sea and the Ythan Estuary at Newburgh.