The MBA has particular expertise in setting up experimental seawater systems and maintaining marine organisms. This includes tanks for mesocosms and controlled-temperature experimental rooms for observations on living systems. The Molecular Processes Group has been developed to address the need for better understanding of mechanisms underlying major biological and biogeochemical processes in the oceans.
Main tasks in the project
- Use of mesocosms to establish an integrated infaunal-geochemical-microbial understanding of oil spill remediation (WP5)
- Assess the effect of hydrocarbon-dispersant mixes on sediment fauna and microbial oil degradation (WP6)