The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

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CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research

NIVA Research Facility Solbergstrand

Experimental facilities

The Research Facility at Solbergstrand performs large-scale experiments in marine ecology, sediment research and aquaculture. We also test technology for treating ballast water. Read more: https://www.niva.no/en/contact/solbergstrand-research-facilit...

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CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research

Langtjern ecological monitoring site

Observatory / large-scale experimental field site

The ecological monitoring site Langtjern is a forested lake catchment in southeastern Norway at circa 500 to 700m elevation and is well-suited to study natural responses of water chemistry, element cycles and biology to large scale changes in our...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Laser Scanning Microscopy (LSM)

Laboratory / high-end instrument

Laser scanning microscopy (LSM) represents a technique which allows assessment of multiple parameters in hydrated samples at the micro-scale and in three dimensions. Laser scanning microscopy is employed for visualization, analysis and...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

ALBIS – research vessel

Research platforms

ALBIS is a research platform of the UFZ Department River Ecology in Magdeburg. It allows the sampling of water and sediment from any interesting sampling point in the river at varying seasonal and hydrological conditions. The vessel is designed for...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

ProVIS - Centre for chemical microscopy

Laboratory / high-end instrument

ProVIS is a unique platform for chemical microscopy. ProVIS combines complementary techniques for analysing the elemental and isotope composition as well as  structural units of microscopic objects on various scales. In particular cases even sub nm...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Competence Centre “Isotopes in Environmental and Biosciences”

Laboratory / high-end instrument

The Competence Centre “Isotopes in Environmental and Biosciences” offers a broad spectrum of analytics, excellent instrumentation and expert knowledge for many applications of modern isotope techniques in today’s environmental research.

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Omics platforms - Metabolomic Profiler

Laboratory / high-end instrument

Omics platforms - Metabolomic Profiling The platform has been designed to perform qualitative and quantitave metabolome analysis based on mass spectrometry. The platform allows global metabolic profiling based on LC and GC preseparation and...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Omics platforms - Quantitative Proteomics

Laboratory / high-end instrument

Omics platforms – Qualitative and quantitative proteomics by mass spectrometry The platform has been designed to perform qualitative and quantitave protein and proteome analysis. On the single protein level protein characterisation like protein...

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UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Omics platforms - Transcriptomics

Laboratory / high-end instrument

The Omics platform Transcriptomics mainly aims at the identification, quantification and characterization of long and short non-coding RNAs from a range of samples like human or animal body fluids, tissues, or cells, environmental or microbial...

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