Chemistry Laboratory

The CERC.OCEAN laboratory focuses on chemical oceanography with a number of high-quality instruments. To see what instruments, techniques, and measurements we are conducting within this laboratory, please see the list below:

Current Instrumentation and Analysis


Thermo Delta V IRMS

δ15N on nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia


Picarro L2130-i Water Isotope Analyzer

δ18O and δ2D


Elementar MicroCube and Isoprime 100

δ15N and δ13C in bulk organic and inorganic solids


Guildline 8410A Salinometer



Skalar SAN++ Continuous Flow Nutrient Analyzer



Agilent 7890B Gas Chromatograph - Mass Spectrometer 5977A

Halocarbon Gases concentrations


Apollo acidification system coupled to a Picarro G2201-i analyzer

DIC - δ13C analysis


Agilent 7890B Series Gas Chromatograph - an Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler  

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) in water

Shimadzu TOC-L Analyzer

Total Organic Carbon in water

Method Under Development

Picarro G5131-i Analyzer - nitrous oxide isotopes and concentration




Laboratory Analytical Service  

Analytical services is available on a cost-recovery basis. Please contact Claire Normandeau, our lab manager for more information (