Congratulations to Aberdeen University on the offical opening of Ocean Lab 2 at Newburgh.
I attended the opening this morning and benefited from a guided tour. Thanks to Daniel for an explanation of some of the strands of work underway and Alan for a tour of the technologies. (And apologies to both for forgetting their surnames - please take this as an expression of friendliness)
Some of the facilities are used by the north sea industry for testing. A vessel capable on simulating the pressures 7km deep in the ocean, mean of testing the types of sudden drop in termperatures from the tropics to the deep sea and a serious vibration plate are available for commercial use - and the business sdie of the oepration subsidises the research that covers a wide range of issues.
And the new building is lovely - graound source heating and what must be the best view from a workplace coffee room anywhere.