Facilities

BUG is a consulting arm of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University, located within the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences.

A comprehensive range of facilities is available in-house, enabling us to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for ecological monitoring and scientific advisory services.

 

In addition, BUG's wide network of Associates means that we can build project-specific teams with unrivaled expertise and facilities to deliver project objectives.

Below are a selection of some of the key in-house facilities and capabilities available at BUG.

FIELD MONITORING CAPABILITY

Extensive field monitoring capability for a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial biota and habitats

TAXONOMIC LABORATORIES

Specialist laboratories for taxonomic identification of specimens

ADCP

Flow velocity, discharge and bathymetry using Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

STEREO BRUV SURVEYS

Baited Remote Underwater Video (BRUV) surveys using stereo cameras to assess abundance and size classes.

DRONE SURVEYS

Fleet of drones, CAA licenced pilots and Permission for Commercial Operations

ROV SURVEYS

Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) surveys of aquatic species, habitats and structures

COMMERCIAL DIVING

Commercial diver surveys; species surveys, inspections, underwater archaeology

LOCAL FIELD STATION

Access to local field station based at the FBA laboratories on the River Frome, Dorset

EXPERIMENTAL TANKS & CHANNELS

Access to indoor tanks and outdoor channels for research experiments

HOME OFFICE & ILFA LICENSED

Establishment and Personal Home Office licences necessary for surgical procedures

GENETICS LABORATORIES

High-tech genetics laboratories for applied research, including eDNA development

ACOUSTIC & RADIO TELEMETRY

Acoustic and radio telemetry capabilities for tagging and tracking ecological studies

DIGITAL MICROSCOPY

High Definition digital microscopy for detailed examination of specimens

GIS SUITES

Research into eDNA techniques for assessing fish populations.

EXTENSIVE LIBRARY SERVICES

Access to a vast library of current scientific publications and grey literature

BU Global Environmental Solutions

Bournemouth University, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science and Technology, Christchurch House, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK

Email: bug@bournemouth.ac.uk | Tel: +44 (0)1202 962574 | Twitter: @buglobalenv

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