Field Equipments

Field Equipments

Québec-Océan makes available to its members and any interested person an inventory of specialized equipment for coastal oceanography and ice operations. This equipment belongs to Université Laval. 

To borrow or rent equipment, find the equipment in the inventory, carefully read the loan and rental policy, fill out and submit the “Equipment Loan or Rental” form.

Type Description Brand / Model Quantity Function / Inclusion

Grab

Ponar 10 ''

Wildco / Ponar

2

Used to collect sediment samples

Grab

Van Veen 12 ½ x 15 ''

Wildco / Van Veen

1

Used to collect sediment samples

Grab

Ekman 6 ''

Wildco / Ekman

1

Used to collect sediment samples

Grab

Shipeck 8 ''

Wildco / Shipek

1

Used to collect sediment samples

Buoy

Benthos floats 12 '' - black

25

Floats at or just below the water surface

Buoy

Float with radar reflector

3

Floats at the water surface, with a radar reflector for passing boats

Buoy

Miscellaneous floats

15

Flottaisons diverses

Buoy

Nikalon float 8 '', 200 mm

30

Subsurface floats, 350 m max

Buoy

Styrofoam buoy

19

Floats at the water surface

Buoy

Titanium Buoy 12 '', 280 mm

Shippigan lte. / Titanium 28/2

6

Subsurface Floating, 1400 m max.

Buoy

Viny float 12 ''

Romor

6

Subsurface floating, 200 m max

Buoy

30 '' steel float

Mooring Systems inc / SSF-30

2

Subsurface floating, 30 '' diameter, 380 m max

Cryogenic Storage Equipment

Thermo Scientific Liquid Nitrogen Container (50 L)

Fisher / Locator 4

1

Samples Storage at -196° Celsius / 4 drawer racks

Sampling Bottle

Niskin 1.7 L

General Oceanics / Niskin

3

Used to collect water samples

Sampling Bottle

Go-Flow 5 L

General Oceanics / GO-FLO

9

Used to collect water samples

Sampling Bottle

Niskin 5 L, with external spins

General Oceanics / Niskin

5

Used to collect water samples

Sampling Bottle

Niskin 5 L, with external spins

General Oceanics / Niskin

3

Used to collect water samples

Sampling Bottle

Niskin 8 L

General Oceanics / Niskin

9

Used to collect water samples

Camping

Coleman Naphta stove

Coleman

1

Use to cook / Naphta tank

Corer

Gravity corer 2 ¾ '' with extension

Benthos

1

Used to collect sediment samples at the bottom of lakes or oceans. / Two 25 lb weights

Corer

Box corer

1

Used to collect sediment samples at the bottom of lakes or oceans. / Three 12 x 8.5 x 24 '' boxes

Corer

Ice corer, manual, aluminium

1

Used to collect ice cores / Handle, Extension

Corer

Gravity corer

Wildlife 2406H

1

Used to collect sediment samples at the bottom of lakes or oceans. / Extension

Current Meter

ADCP Sentinel 300 kHz

Teledyne marine / RDI Workhorse Sentinel

3

Measures ocean currents speed and direction of a water column up to 120m of length. Can be deployed to a max. of 200 m deep. / 2003

Current Meter

ADCP RDI Sentinel 1200 kHz

Teledyne marine / RDI Workhorse SZ 1200-1-UG77

2

Measures ocean currents speed and direction of a water column of up to 20m of length. Can be deployed up to max. 200 m deep. / 2003

CTD

SBE CTD 25 (600 m max.)

Sea-Bird Electronics / SBE 25 Sealogger CTD

1

Measures sea water conductivity, temperature, oxygen and pressure / Pump (1), SBE 3-01/F temperature sensor (1), SBE 4-01/O conductivity sensor (1), SBE 29-1K pressure sensor (1)

CTD

SBE CTD 37 SM

Sea-Bird Electronics / SBE 37-SM MicroCat C-T (P) Recorder

2

Measures sea water conductivity, temperature and pressure; installed on moorings

CTD

SBE CTD 37 SM

Sea-Bird Electronics / SBE 37-SM MicroCat C-T (P) Recorder

1

Measures sea water conductivity, temperature and pressure; installed on moorings

CTD

SBE19

Sea-Bird Electronics / SBE19 SeaCAT

1

Measures sea water conductivity, temperature and pressure /

CTD

SBE19plus V2

Sea-Bird Electronics / SBE19plus V2 SeaCAT

1

Measures conductivity, temperature, and pressure at 4 scans/sec (4 Hz) / Pump

Flow Meter

Flow meter G-O

General Oceanics / 2030R

7

Measures water flow

Flow Meter

Flow meter TSK

Tsurumi-Seiki / TSK

8

Measures water flow

Acoustic Release

Transponder

Edgetech / 8201

2

Device for the deployment and subsequent recovery of instruments from the sea floor; for deep water moorings / Tandem possible

Acoustic Release

Transmitter; Deck Unit

Edgetech / 8011

1

Device for the deployment and subsequent recovery of instruments from the sea floor; for deep water moorings

Acoustic Release

Transponder

InterOcean / 1090E

2

Device for the deployment and subsequent recovery of instruments from the sea floor; for deep water moorings

Acoustic Release

Transmitter; Deck Unit

InterOcean / 1100E

2

Device for the deployment and subsequent recovery of instruments from the sea floor; for deep water moorings

Net - Bucket

20 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Net - Bucket

64 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Net - Bucket

73 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample microplankton

Net - Bucket

80 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Net - Bucket

200 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton / 2004

Net - Bucket

243 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Net - Bucket

250 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

2

To sample zooplankton

Net - Bucket

333 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

5

To sample zooplankton

Net - Bucket

500 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton / 2004

Net - Bucket

569 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Net - Bucket

750 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

2

To sample zooplankton / 2004

Bongo Net

Double bongo, 0.50 m diameter frame

Sea Gear / 9765-LB

1

To fit the nets /

Bongo Net

64 µ Bongo

2

To sample microplankton

Bongo Net

150 µ Bongo

3

To sample microplankton

Bongo Net

250 µ Bongo

2

To sample zooplankton

Bongo Net

333 µ Bongo

4

To sample zooplankton

Bongo Net

569 µ Bongo

4

To sample zooplankton

Loose Net

Miscellaneous non standard nets (64 to 700 µ)

Filmar

20

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

Single frame for 0.50 m diameter net

Québec-Océan

5

To fit the nets

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 20 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 50 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

2

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 64 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 70 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 80 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

2

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 100 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 150 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

4

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 153 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

6

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 200 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 239 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 243 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

2

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 250 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

8

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 333 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 353 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 500 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.50 m diameter - 1000 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

Single frame for 0.65 m diameter net

Québec-Océan

1

To fit the nets

Ring Net

0.65 m diameter - 150 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

0.65 m diameter - 250 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

0.65 m diameter - 500 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

Single Frame, 1m diameter frame

1

To fit the nets

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 80 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

5

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 150 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 157 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample microplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 200 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 243 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

5

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 250 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

4

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 333 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 475 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 500 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

3

To sample zooplankton

Ring Net

1 m diameter - 750 µ Mesh Net

Filmar

1

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

200 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

4

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

333 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

2

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

500 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

3

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

750 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

2

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

1600 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

2

To sample zooplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

3500 µ Tucker

Filmar / Tucker 1 x 1 m

2

To sample mesoplankton

Tucker Trawl Net

Frame for 3 nets, 1 sq. meter mouth opening, with messenger

Québec-Océan

To fix the nets / Release, 3 Messengers

Epibenthic net

Epibenthic net frame

Québec-Océan

2

Net frame to collect plankton samples just over the seabed

Generator

1.2 kW Generator

Honda

1

Supplies Electricity

Generator

Kolher 7 kW Generator

Kohler

1

Supplies Electricity

GPS

Satellite geolocation device using the GPS system

Garmin / GPS76

2

Used to know its position on land or at sea

Grappel

1 meter hook

3

Used to hang a mooring, an object or a boat

Grappel

Short hook (0.5 m)

2

Used to hang a mooring, something or a boat

Survival Suit

Large

Mustang

2

Allows you to survive longer in cold water / 2012

Survival Suit

Medium

Mustang

2

Allows you to survive longer in cold water / 2012

Survival Suit

Small

Mustang

2

Allows you to survive longer in cold water / 2012

Transparency Measuring Device

Secchi disk

3

Measure the transparency of a water column (measurement related to turbidity)

Field Tool

Chain saw

Stihl Digital / 66

1

Used to saw the ice

Field Tool

Boathook (Perch with a hook and a tip, or two hooks)

1

Used for maneuvering a boat, hooking fish, etc. Can also be used on the ice

Field Tool

Ice pick

Québec-Océan

3

Used to pick or break the ice

Field Tool

Godendard (large saw)

2

Used to saw the ice

Field Tool

Ice tongs

Québec-Océan

1

Used to pick up ice blocks

Field Tool

Shovel

5

Used to shovel

Small Boat

Boston Whaler Guardian 22 ' unsubmersible boat

Boston Whaler / Gardian 22'

1

Allows navigation in coastal waters for small-scale sampling / 2003

Small Boat

Long handle anchor

2

Used to anchor small boat (< 30 ')

Small Boat

Wooden Oar

3

Help to navigate

Small Boat

Short handle anchor

2

Used to anchor small boat (< 16 ')

Small Boat

Zodiac MK4 17 '

Zodiac Milpro / MK 4 HD

1

Allows navigation in coastal waters for small-scale sampling / 60 HP Engine, Safety equipment

Small Boat

Airboat

1

Allows to move in shallow water more or less covered with ice / Mandatory safety gears

Time-Series Sediment Trap

Programmable Carousel Funnel for 24 bottles

Technicap / PPS-6

2

Used to collect particles falling to the ocean floor; deployed on moorings or drift lines

Weight

Hydrodynamic depressors

Kahlsico /

2

Fixed on a cable, allows an instrument to sink more easily.

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 8 '' diameter, cable 1/2 "

1

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 8 '' diameter, cable 3/16 "

1

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 12 '' diameter, cable 3/4 "

Treuil Capital Safety /

1

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 14 '' diameter, cable 3/4 "

Kahlsico / 254 WA 300-1

3

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 16 '' diameter, cable 3/8 "

Treuil Capital Safety /

1

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Plastic Electronic Cable counting pulley; 6 '' diameter, cable 1/2 ''

1

Indicates, by means of a cable counter, the unwound length of the instrument carrier cable.

Pulley

Cable counting pulley; diameter 8 '', cable 5/16 "

2

Indicates, by means of a cable counter, the unwound length of the instrument carrier cable.

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 3 '' diameter, cable 1/2 ''

1

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Pulley

Non-counter pulley; 4 '' diameter, cable 1/3 ''

2

Used to guide a cable carrying an equipment

Radiator

4010 W Electric Auxiliary Heater

Martin / 611-005

1

Helps to warm up a camp

Radiator

Electric Auxiliary Heater

Seabreeze

1

Helps to warm up a camp

Radiator

36 '' Electric Auxiliary Heater

1

Helps to warm up a camp

Radiator

1000 W Electric Auxiliary Heater

1

Helps to warm up a camp

Radiator

Propan Auxiliary Heater

Wait Cie / Galaxie NW 15S

2

Helps to warm up a camp

Rosette Sampler

Rosette including twelve 10 L Bottles

General Oceanics / 1015

1

Used to sample water column

Rosette Sampler

Rosette with 3 bottles 1,7 to 8 L simultaniously closed by messenger

Québec-Océan / Ros3-messenger

1

Used to sample water column

Ice Auger

10 '' Drill (clockwise drills)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

4 '' Drill (clockwise extensions)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

5 ''Drill (clockwise drills)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

5 '' Drill (clockwise extensions)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

5 '' Drill (counterclockwise drills)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

8 '' Drill (clockwise extensions)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

8 '' Drill (counterclockwise drills)

Jiffy

8

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

8 '' Drill (counterclockwise extensions)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

9 '' Drill (clockwise drills)

Jiffy

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

Blue Manual drill

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

Ice auger with 2-stroke gasoline engine

Jiffy / 30

2

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

Ice auger with 2-stroke gasoline engine

Jiffy / 31

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

Ice auger with 2-stroke gasoline engine

Jiffy / 50

1

Used to drill the ice

Ice Auger

Ice auger with 2-stroke gasoline engine

Jiffy / 90

1

Used to drill the ice

Tripods

Aluminium Tripods

Québec-Océan

2

Used to deploy equipment from the ice surface

Winch

Winch 12 V, 2 500 lb

Superwinch / Terra 25

1

Pulling or lifting equipment by means of a steel cable

Winch

Winch Portable Guildline model 8671-01, 24 V with a three conductive cable

Guildline

1

Used to deploy a CTD while receiving data in real time

Winch

Khalsico Gasoline winch, load capacity 350 lb, with 300 m of cable

Khalsico

1

Used to deploy different equipment in water

winch

Winch 240 V, load capacity 500 lb, with conductive cable

Inter-Ocean / 2006-3

1

Used to deploy a CTD while receiving data in real time

Sediment Trap

Home made sediment trap, 150 mm diameter x 1 m long

Québec-Océan

4

Used to collect particles falling toward the ocean floor; deployed on moorings or drift lines

Sensor

Fluorometer for Chlorophyl a

Seapoint

1

Connected to a CTD it measures Chlorophyll a in water

Sensor

Turbidity sensor

Seapoint

1

Connected to a CTD, it measures turbidity in water

Sensor

Oxygen sensor

Rockland Scientiic / Rinko 3

1

Connected to a CTD it measures oxygen in water

Sensor

PAR light sensor

Biospherical / QSP-2300L

1

Connected to a CTD it measures luminosity in water

Net - Bucket

50 micron Net Bucket

Filmar

To sample microplancton

Current meter

Nortek

Current meter

Nortek Awak AST 1MHz

Nortek / Awak AST 1MHz

Measures the speed and direction of oceanic current and height of waves in the water column up to 30m.

Net - Bucket

50 micron Net Bucket

Filmar

To sample microplancton

CTD

RBR Duet

RBR / Duet T.D. wave16

Measure temperature, depth and wave height. Maximum depth 20m.

Current meter

Nortek ECO 1000 Sn 236

Nortek / ECO Profiler 1000 Sn 236

Measures the speed and direction of oceanic current in the water column up to 20m. / float and release


Loan and Rental Policy


The loan or rental conditions vary according to the category of the borrower and according to the research project that is part of Quebec-Ocean's scientific program or not:

  • A borrower is a person who wishes to borrow or rent equipment
  • The priority for borrowing or renting equipment is as follows: co-researchers, collaborators, non-members

Borrower Category

Project integrated into the scientific program

Independent project

Co-researcher

No fees

Maximum loan period of one year

Monthly fees: 

10% of the current value of the equipment 
+ 65% administration fees
+ taxes (5% and 9.975%)

Minimum loan fee = $2.

Maximum rental period of 6 months.

DFO Collaborator or government employee (federal or provincial)

No fees

Maximum loan period of one year

University Collaborator

Monthly fees: 

5% of the current value of the equipment
+ 65% administration fees
+ taxes (5% and 9.975%)

Minimum loan fee = $25.

Maximum rental period of one year.

Non-member

 

Monthly fees: 

20% of the current value of the equipment 
+ 65% administration fees
+ taxes (5% and 9.975%)

Minimum loan fee = $25.

Maximum rental period of 6 months.

 

At the time of loan or rental, the condition of the equipment must be reviewed by the equipment manager and the borrower.

If the borrower is not an employee of Université Laval, the borrower must take out an insurance policy for the equipment and provide official proof. The borrower is responsible for the costs of handling (dismantling, installation, re-installation), transportation, and use. The borrower must agree not to rent or lend the borrowed equipment to QuébecOcéan.

The equipment must be returned in the condition in which it was borrowed, at the borrower's expense. If these conditions are not met, Québec-Océan will not lend the equipment to the borrower.

Québec-Océan must be mentioned in the acknowledgments of the publications resulting from the loan.

 

Equipement reservation

 

If you have any questions, contact the technical manager of the equipment.