The facility contains equipment for the preparation of samples for further analysis. The main equipment available is: sieves, 2 x freeze driers, centrifuge, glasswasher, drying cabinet, drying ovens and distilled water. The lab has bench space for students/researchers to use for short periods of time for their research. It is also used by palaeoceanography researchers to separate and pick forams from sediment.
The facility is essential to support UG teaching, UG/PGT dissertation projects and PG research.