UNOLS EAST COAST VAN POOL
The UECVP was developed to support the Oceanographic Research Vessels of the UNOLS organization. This support is defined as providing portable laboratories 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.
- Wet Labs
This type of lab focuses on the need for wet area laboratory space. To support the wet requirements, bigger drains and water resistant electrics have been added. The remainder of the lab is setup similar to the Dry Labs.
- Isotope Labs
This type of lab focuses on 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 Labs.
- Cold Labs
This type of lab meets the specialized requirements for a cold laboratory. There are two refrigerator units to provide cooling for both the lab space and to makeup air for the fume hood. Due to the large equipment required to perform this task, there is less laboratory bench space. The unit includes a sink bench, a fume hood bench, and two small benches.
- Clean Labs
This type of lab meets the specialized requirements for a clean laboratory. There is an air filtration unit to provide clean air for the clean lab space. Due to the large equipment required perform this task, there is less laboratory bench space. The unit includes a sink bench, and two large clean benches.
- AUV Labs
This type of lab focuses on the need for AUV/Drifter/ROV support laboratory. To meet support the AUV/Drifter/ROV support requirements the van was divided into areas. One elctronics (computer) area and a support shop area. The remainder of the lab is setup similar to the Dry Labs.
How to Schedule a Support Van
Determine if you will use the UNOLS East Coast Van 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 Van 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 UECVP and Monita Cheever for the UNOLS West Coast Van Pool