Pool Facility

Equipment Type: Test facility

The Pool Facility

The Pool Facility at the University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is a unique resource available for collaborative research and as a controlled testing facility for marine equipment.

SMRU has research expertise in a wide range of subject areas, from population ecology, animal physiology, behavioural ecology, acoustics, biologging and anthropogenic interactions.

The facility is also available to test marine equipment and sensors, such as sonar, ROVs and hydrophone arrays, allowing for calibration and optimisation of equipment in a controlled marine environment prior to deployment.

Main pool: 42 x 6 x 2.5m
The modular pool design enables the division of the main pool or the creation of lane systems.

Gantry Crane
Moving overhead gantry crane
with 2 x 500kg safe load

Raised pool: 3m x 1.5m
Fitted with 50 micron effluent filter screen

Satellite pools
two small pools
4 x 2m and 3 x 2m

Filtered seawater
delivered at a maximum rate
of 100m3/hr

Contact Name: 
Ryan Milne
Contact Email: 
Number Held: 
As above
Available for use/hire by external contacts