Lismore campus facilities and resources
Environmental Analysis Lab (EAL)
School of Environment, Science and Engineering staff and students enjoy the use of a wide range of services offered by the Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL). The EAL operates through the University's Division of Research to provide a full range of analytical services for professional consultancy projects throughout Australia, and support for commercial analysis and research by academic staff and postgraduate students. It is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and is also a member of the Australian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC). Full confidentiality and security are provided for all contract analytical work. More about the Environmental Analysis Laboratory.
Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing facilities provide specialist laboratories for undergraduate and short course teaching and for postgraduate research. Laboratories are equipped with up-to-date hardware and software for image processing and spatial analysis as well as a wide array of ancillary and supporting equipment. More about the GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory.
Scanning Electron Microscopy Unit
The School offers a range of fee-based services to graduate students and commercial clients. One-on-one introductory courses are also available in Scanning Electron Microscopy and X Ray Analysis. The School's Leo 440 Stereoscan is used for general microscopy, SE/BSE imaging and X-ray analysis and is capable of producing very high magnification images. More about the Scanning Electron Microscopy Unit.
All students have access to science laboratories which are fully equipped with advanced analytical equipment. The School has four teaching laboratories for biology, chemistry, geology and aquaculture. There is a herbarium and museum located within the biology laboratory and the aquaculture laboratory has a special algal culture room.
The school's 6.1 metre boat Seahorse is one of a number of vessels used by both undergraduate and postgraduate students for marine and estuarine studies. Seahorse is also used for whale watching as part of the intensive marine mammals course offered during the whale migration season.
Updated: 04 February 2013