The main research aquaria space features a unique seawater extraction system and flow through system making good use of the good quality raw seawater due to the harbour location on the North Sea.
The research tanks were built using our moulds and designs and feature chilling panels to enable finger tip temperature control. The tanks range from 2 foot square to a 100,000 litre mesocosm tank.
The mesocosm is the first of it’s kind in the UK and can create the same conditions as at sea or this can be changed for example to study the effects of noise, water chemistry changes or climate change on a larger scale than would be otherwise possible. We were fortunate to be involved from an early stage on this project and enjoyed being part of the design, project management and commissioning of the research aquaria which has now partnered with both Heriot Watt and Napier Universities.