Oceanlab Phase 2
The Oceanlab 2 building is complementary to the technical facilities housed in Oceanlab 1. It provides fully networked office space for up to 35 persons. There is a combination of single rooms and a large open plan work area. A seminar room allows teaching of classes of up to 40, hosting of professional scientific meetings and use by local environmental groups. Specialised laboratory spaces accommodate examination and sorting of preserved biological specimens (such as rare fish) and biogeochemical analyses. There is a “Marine Environment Futures” research facility with controlled environment systems capable of simulating changes in temperature and atmospheric CO2 expected over the next centuries. The building has been ergonomically designed to facilitate mechanised movement of material in and out of the ground floor laboratory areas and attractive naturally-lit work areas on the first floor. The project marked the 50th year at Newburgh for ecological and conservation research of the University of Aberdeen.
The building design is sensitive to its surroundings with a green sedum roof, matching that of Oceanlab 1. The location is in an attractive rural environment overlooking the estuary of the River Ythan and the Forvie National Nature Reserve. Gardens and ponds of the 1 hectare Culterty wetland mesocosm further enhance the unique ambience of this site. This is a truly inspiring work place for staff and students in Oceanlab.
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Note: These are a collection of various photographs taken by staff and others as the building work progresses. They are unedited and in no particular order.
Updates Last update - 21 May 2009
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Note: These are a collection of various photgraphs taken by staff and others as the building work progressed. They are unedited and in no particular order.