Facilities

Electronics and mechanics workshops

  • for custom development and maintenance work on field and laboratory instrumentation

Soil and sediments lab

  • loss on ignition and bulk density estimation
  • heavy minerals and gravel analysis
  • tephra analysis
  • soil carbonate content determination
  • macro-remains and pollen analysis
  • particle size analysis (by sieving and settling tube)
  • direct shear test
  • soil moisture retention potential (pF curve)

Coring equipment

  • Edelman hand augers
  • Van der Staay suction corers
  • gauges
  • various custom-built hand corers
  • piston corer on floating platform

Sample storage facilities

  • dry storage
  • cold storage room +4 °C
  • freezer -20 °C
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Experimental flume lab

  • wave and current flume, 18 x 0.4 x 0.6 m
  • tilting flume Metronome, 20 x 3.0 x 0.4 m
  • tilting flume 3.5 x 1.2 x 0.25 m
  • debris flow test setup
  • collection of various sediments

Surveying equipment

  • 3D laser scanner system, suitable for mobile and stationary use
  • rc airplane for aerial photography
  • RTK-GPS systems
  • handheld GPS’s
  • levelling equipment

Field instrumentation, available separate or as integrated package

  • datalogger systems
  • acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP)
  • acoustic doppler velocity meters (ADV)
  • electromagnetic flow meters (EMF)
  • echosounder
  • 3D profiling sonar
  • acoustic backscatter profiler (ABS)
  • optical backscatter sensors (OBS)
  • tide gauges
  • wave gauges
  • meteo stations
  • rainfall simulators

Logistics

  • personal protective equipment
  • 4WD terrain car plus trailer
  • quad plus trailer
  • Zodiac raft with outboard motor