Library facilities house current and historical scientific journals, 8500 books, video-cassettes, government documents and computer access to national and international research databases and catalogues on a wide range of aquatic topics.
Located on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, SABS has state-of-the-art water processing facilities to equip both our freshwater and saltwater laboratories, a total of 2200 square meters of wet lab space. The wharf is accessible year-round; the CCGS Pandalus III, a 12.8 meter highly-equipped vessel provides scientists with a multi-faceted platform for field work. Four smaller research vessels and numerous zodiacs are also on site. In addition, SABS scientists have access to the Canadian Coast Guard research vessel fleet, including the CCGS Teleost, CCGS Alfred Needler, and CCGS Hudson. A new research vessel is also under construction, scheduled for completion in 2010.
Offices as well as dry and chemical labs are located primarily in 4 of the several buildings on site (see facilities map below). There is wheelchair accessibility at SABS. Consistent with the SABS Air Quality Policy, there is no smoking inside SABS buildings and staff and visitors are requested to please refrain from wearing scented products.
The Penhallow Building (#1 on map). Named after one of the first Directors, Dr. David Penhallow, holds the largest number of staff and offices, and includes the Security Desk, Records Management, Board Room, Computer Room, Library, and dry and wet labs (including a quarantine lab).
The Esther Lord Building (#5 on map). Referred to for many years as the Residence Building, is the original residence that housed the Research Scientists and their families during the early years when the Station was open during summer months only. In recent years this building was named after a former Research Technician of the Station. It has been designated a Historic Building by Heritage Canada and is now used for offices, including the Director’s office, and dry labs.
The Medcof Building (#8 on map). This building, named after Dr. Carl Medcof, a former Research Scientist at SABS, has SABS offices and the Aquaculture Association of Canada office. In addition, it houses the Atlantic Reference Centre, a joint operation between the Biological Station and Huntsman Marine Science Centre, a research museum for aquatic animals from Atlantic Canada. It contains over 3500 marine algae samples, 3200 marine invertebrates species, 1100 species of fishes from inshore to deep sea and the largest collection of ichthyoplankton in North America. Collections are available for research and education purposes.
The Lauzier Building (#10 on map). Formerly known as The Workshop, this building was named after Dr. Louis Lauzier, another former Research Scientist at SABS, when dry and chemical labs and offices were added. This building is occupied by the Centre for Integrated Aquaculture Science and the Coastal Ocean Research Section, as well as Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) facility staff.
Meeting Rooms include the Penhallow Board Room, the Conference Centre, and the Lauzier Board Room. Meeting room facilities are booked through the day shift Commissionaire, Richard Simpson (506-529-8854). Videoconferencing is available in the Penhallow Board Room and can be booked through Michele Saunders (506-529-5835).
The Conference Centre (#7 on map), the largest meeting area and an independent building, has a beautiful view of the St. Croix River. For those off-site who book the Conference Centre, when arriving, please sign-in at the front desk (Penhallow Building) to obtain the key to the building. When using the facility outside of normal business hours, a DFO employee must be present. This facility can be set up for various purposes: reception – 100 persons standing room; seminar style - 70 persons seated; meeting style (shown above) - 26 seated. There is also a small breakout room. Equipment available includes: podium with computer for presentations; internet hook up; 15-line local area network; LCD, overhead and slide projectors; screen; blackboard and flip charts; and laser printer. It has a small kitchen which includes a 3-pot coffee machine, kettle, microwave and small combined stove/sink/fridge unit.
The Penhallow Building Board Room (shown right), which has a beautiful view of Passamaquoddy Bay and the entrance to the St. Croix River, seats 12 persons. It has video and teleconferencing equipment; VCR and TV; whiteboard and flip charts; and screen. An LCD projector can be signed out on request. There is access to a nearby printer/copier/scanner machine.
The Lauzier Building Board Room, is a small board room that seats 6-8 persons. Although there is no stationary equipment in this room, an LCD projector can be signed out on request, and there is access to a nearby printer/copier/scanner machine.
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