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Centre researchers have access to truly unique lab facilities as a result of their diverse competencies and CGB partnerships with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Departments of Earth Science and Biology at UiB.

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ROV research cruise
ROV being lifted back to the ship following a dive
Photo:
Rolf Birger Pedersen
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Single collector ICP-MS instrument

Single collector ICP-MS instrument with UV solid state laser ablation system...
Single collector ICP-MS instrument with UV solid state laser ablation system in BGF laboratories
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G.O. Sars

G.O. Sars på kartleggingstokt. Havbunnen kan nå kartlegges med...
G.O. Sars på kartleggingstokt. Havbunnen kan nå kartlegges med centimeterpresisjon.
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Senter for geobiologi, UiB
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Laboratories

LABORATORY

CONTACT NAME
Geomicrobiology LabAnita-Elin Fedøy / Ida Steen
Biogeochemistry LabHildegunn Almelid / Ingunn Thorseth
ICP-MS LabSiv Dundas / Rolf Pedersen /
TIMS LabYuval Ronen / Rolf Pedersen / Cedric Hamelin
Raman LabRolf Pedersen
GMS LabPål Tore Mørkved
CBU LabHåkon Dahle
EML LabIngunn Thorseth
Advanced Data AnalysisBjarte Hannisdal

 

Marine Infrastructure

CGB scientists also have access to sea-going vessels taking them to field sites or natural marine laboratories.

R/V G.O. Sars is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in order to carry out a wide variety of research work. Examples of the kind of research work the vessel is capable of carrying out include: pelagic and bottom trawling, plankton sampling, CTD/rosette operations, towed body operations, hydrographic operations, water sampling, miscellaneous kinds of environmental sampling, grabbing and coring, hydro-acoustic research work, seismic operations.
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) this type of unmanned submersible makes it possible for researchers to virtually visit the sea-floor.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) are  also used to explore the seafloor around the deep-sea volcanoes located there, looking for hot vents and new ecosystems

Resources

CREST
Created by CGB scientists, CREST (Classification Resources for Environmental Sequence Tags) is a collection of resources for taxonomical classification of high throughput sequencing. CREST utilises a curated taxonomy derived from taxonomic annotation of a global alignment of phylogenetic marker genes.
Contact: Steffen Leth Jørgensen