Marine Chemistry Facilities Training

Rm 142, Sundquist Marine Laboratory
Shannon Point Marine Center
(360) 650-7400 Ext: 226 or
(360) 293-2188 Ext: 226

SPMC's Marine Chemistry Facility offers several mini-courses for SPMC faculty, staff, and students. These courses consist of three components, an on-line presentation, a short quiz, and a laboratory workshop. All three must be completed to pass a course. To take a course, login to WWU's Blackboard, click on the Courses tab, and search for Marine Chemistry. Enroll in the SPMC Marine Chemistry course and follow the instructions for the mini-course that you wish to complete. These mini-courses are only open to WWU faculty, staff, and students.

SPMC Laboratory Safety

The SPMC Laboratory Safety Course is required for any student, staff member, faculty member, or visitor using SPMC's Marine Chemistry Labs to conduct research or teach courses. To take the SPMC Laboratory Safety course, login to WWU's Blackboard, click on the Courses tab, and search for Marine Chemistry. Enroll in the SPMC Marine Chemistry course and follow the instructions for the course.

WWU Hazardous Waste Training

Every WWU faculty or staff generating of hazardous waste needs to complete training to comply with federal and state regulation. Students engaging in independent research which creates their own, specific waste streams need to comply as well. Students need to contact their instructor to determine the appropriate method of training. Please visit the WWU Hazardous Waste website for more information.

Basic Laboratory Skills

Marine Chemistry Services provides a Basic Laboratory Skills tutorial for SPMC students, staff, faculty, and visiting researchers at SPMC. Coverage includes proper use of SPMC's analytical balances, automatic pipettors, and common laboratory glassware. Topics also include how to select the proper grade of laboratory water and methods for cleaning laboratory glassware.

Seawater Chemistry

Marine Chemical Services offers two different workshops on measuring seawater chemistry. The first focuses on conducting analyses of seawater temperature, pH, salinity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen with a YSI 85 meter. The second provides training on measuring dissolved nitrate, nitrite, orthophosphate, and silicate in seawater.

Chemical Components of Marine Organisms

Marine Chemical Services conducts two workshops that focus on measuring chemical components of marine organisms. The first covers methods for measuring pigments (chlorophyll a and phaeopigments) in marine phytoplankton. The second provides training on measuring carbon and nitrogen in marine organisms with a CE Elantech 1112 Elemental Analyzer.

Quick Guides to Operating SPMC Equipment

These guides are intended to be a memory aid for those that have been trained to operate these instruments. They are not intended to replace training on the operation of these instruments.

Agilent 8354 Diode Array Spectrophotometer
CE Elantech 1112 Elemental Analyzer
Spectronics 20D+ Spectrophotometer
Symphony pH Meter
Turner 10AU Flurometer
Turner Trilogy Fluorometer
Virtis 25 Lyophilizer
YSI 85 Dissolved Oxygen/Conductivity Meter

Page Updated 02.04.2013