The Seagrass Ecology Lab at Kristineberg Station offers modern marine research laboratories with unique facilities to perform field and laboratory research activities.
- Hydraulic flume. The flume can generate currents and waves present in shallow coastal environments. The tank has of 8 m long, 0.5 m wide and 0.4 m high with a test section box of 2 m. Flow can be measured with an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (Nortek, Vectrino) and wave gauges.
- Wave mesocosms. Long-term experiments on marine organisms using wave exposition can be performed using wave mesocosms with tanks available between 1-4 m long.
- Indoor and outdoor mesocosm facilities. Indoor mesocosms can be accommodated in climate control rooms with lights and seawater flow-through. Water temperature can be controlled and filtered with UV light.
- Lab equipment. Seawater flow-through is available together with compress air, de-ionised water taps. Fish respirometer (O2 sensors and peristaltic pumps), video-cameras, microscopes, water filtration columns, oven, weight scales, dynamometer, fridge and freezer between others.
- Field equipment. Instruments to measure physical parameters such as flow meters, temperature, salinity, light and turbidity loggers. Underwater photography and video equipment. Other equipment such as sampling nets, cages, sediment corers and box corers.
- Boat and diving equipment. Snorkeling and SCUBA equipment such as dry suits, tanks, fins, masks, BCDs, regulators. Kristineberg has its own air compressor and diving facilities.
- Drone to carry aerial surveys and monitoring of coastal areas (DJI Phantom 3-Pro).
- Seagrass beds. Perennial meadows of Zostera marina are available in front of the lab, but also along the Gullmars Fjord. Seagrass beds range from 1-4 m depth at most sites with sheltered and semi-exposed bays. Samples of sediment, seagrass, fish and bivalves can be easily collected in the bays and easily transported into the lab.