The OceanLab houses an interdisciplinary research group.
We focus primarily on the ocean carbon cycle and fluxes of particulate matter within the lowermost water column. We investigate the effect of hydrostatic pressure on organic matter fluxes, as well as aggregation in marine environments.
For the work in these different fields of interest we often develop new instrument systems. At the forefront is our internet operated vehicle, currently deployed off Vancouver Island at a depth of 900 m.
We also dedicate ourselves to more applied science. OceanLab coordinated studies on risk assessment and monitoring offshore installations as well as CO2 mitigation programs with microalgae.