Facilities

Student Computer Lab

CEBEL has a computer lab with 3 student workstations, network printer, and working areas for up to 5 students. The computers in the lab are equipped with Microsoft Office, SPSS statistical software, ArcGIS; imaging software and miscellaneous software for the collection and analysis of both aerial and boat surveys (Distance, MARK, R, Cybertracker).

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

As part of Flinders University we have access to a 6.5 m Gemini rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with two Yamaha 80 hp four stroke outboards to conduct vessel-based fieldwork in coastal as well as offshore waters up to 15nm. The boat is fully equipped with depth sounder, radio, GPS and safety gear.

Equipment for boat-based and aerial surveys of cetaceans, and collection of behavioural, ecological and genetic data

CEBEL has most of the basic equipment required for ecological and genetic surveys of cetaceans including: Video and Digital SLR cameras, reticle binoculars, GPS, depth sounder, rugged handheld computers, microtrack audio recorders, inclinometers, range finders and pole and PAXARMS biopsy systems.

Access to DNA Lab

One of CEBEL’s Research Leaders (Luciana Moller) is also the deputy head of the Molecular Ecology Lab at Flinders University  (MELFU). The lab is equipped to run a number of fragment and sequencing-based DNA methods and staff have large experience in microsatellite development and genotyping, including for cetacean studies. A wide range of software for analysis of population genetic and molecular phylogenetic data is available.

Access to Lincoln Marine Science Centre (LMSC)

The Lincoln Marine Science Centre (LMSC) was established in 1995 to support research and tertiary level education in marine science. It is located on the shore of Boston Bay in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The facilities and location of the LMSC make it ideally suited to marine research and education providing new state of the art laboratories, large lecture theatres, extensive aquarium areas, modern telecommunications, field research equipment, and access to research vessel.

 
 

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