Current projects


Past projects




New in situ instruments

Development and application of DNA probes for detection of phytoplankton species
Lead Scientist/Project Manager: Chris Scholin

This project is aimed at producing easy-to-use, DNA probe tests that allow us to detect and estimate the abundance of particular phytoplankton species, or groups of species, with greater ease than traditional microscopy-based techniques. 

The development of software tools for data logging, data processing and data visualization, particularly with respect to real-time shipboard operations, is considered under a separate project (Molecular and microbiology data management).