Hydrochemistry Laboratory

The Hydrochemistry Laboratory is designed and fitted to facilitate seawater analysis.

The Hydrochemistry Laboratory is located next to the CTD Laboratory, with direct access between these two areas. It is also adjacent to the Underway Seawater Laboratory. 

The hydrochemistry team perform analyses of seawater samples for salinity, dissolved oxygen, and nutrients (nitrate + nitrite, phosphate, silicate, nitrite, and ammonium) and provide high quality data to the science party. These measurements underpin biogeochemical observations, and are used to calibrate onboard sensors.

Sink and fumehood in a laboratory.

Hydrochemistry Laboratory aboard RV Investigator.