Laboratory equipments :

  • various sediment coring and sampling equipment
  • equipment necessary to prepare samples (precision electronic scale, centrifuge, etc.)
  • microscopes allowing magnification up to 1000x
  • photomicrographic system for microscopes
  • digital camera system for microscopy
  • facilities for developing black and white photos
  • stereomicroscopes
  • drying oven
  • freeze-dryer
  • lead dating installations
  • Literature

The laboratory also possesses reference collections (diatom and chironomid slides, recent and fossil plant and insect parts, charcoal) and several identification guides some in electronic form.