UNOLS EAST COAST PORTABLE LABORATORY POOL
The UECPLP was developed to support the Oceanographic Research Vessels of the UNOLS organization. This support is defined as providing portable laboratory meeting specific guidelines, which enable these labs to be used on all of the UNOLS vessels. There are two pools, one located on the east coast, one on the west coast. Funding for operating these two pools comes mainly from the National Science Foundation.
Types Of Portable Laboratories
- Dry Labs
This type of lab is set up to fill most extra laboratory space requirements. The labs include modular lab benches. The benches include a sink module and a fume hood module. These can be arranged to meet the mission requirements.
- Isotope Labs
This type of lab focuses on the need for isotope laboratory requirements. To support the isotope requirements each Isotope lab includes a LSC module. The remainder of the lab is setup similar to the Dry Labss.
- Cold Labs
This type of lab meets the specialized needs for a cold laboratory. There are two refrigerator units to provide cool for both the lab space and makeup air for the fume hood. Due to the large equipment require performing this task, there is less laboratory bench space. The unit includes a sink bench, a fume hood bench, one large bench, and two small benches.
- Clean Labs
This type of lab meets the specialized needs for a clean laboratory. There is a air filtration unit to provide clean air for the clean lab space. Due to the large equipment require performing this task, there is less laboratory bench space. The unit includes a sink bench, and four large clean benches.
How to Schedule a Portable Laboratory
Determine if you will use the UNOLS East Coast Portable Laboratory Pool or the UNOLS West Coast Van Pool. If you will use the UNOLS West Coast Van Pool use this link UNOLS West Coast Van Pool to see their Schedules. If you are using a UNOLS East Coast Portable Laboratory Pool lab, select the lab you require from the sidebar. On the lab page you will find schedules select the "Schedule CY" for the current year and "Schedule CY+1" for the next year. Check dates on the selected schedule for availability. After determining availability or if you have any questions contact Timothy W. Deering for the UECPLP and Monita Cheever for the UNOLS West Coast Van Pool