Field Services

Field Services Unit (FSU)

FSU maintains a variety of Scuba gear for cold-water year-round diving, benthic trawls and drags, seines, plankton nets, niskin bottles, CTD, underwater video camera and a portable air compressor and generator. The unit operates a 4 m zodiac, 7 m Boston Whaler and 5 ton multi-purpose vehicle with aeration and recirculating seawaterholding tanks (2500 L) suitable for transporting live specimens long distances. For more information on rates and services please refer to the Department of Ocean Science User Fees.


Multipurpose 5-ton truck with recirculating 2500L live-well.





Smaller boats are also available for near-shore or shallow water work in sea and freshwater areas. Field Services has a 4 m Zodiac (pictured) and a 7 m Boston Whaler both of which can be trailered to remote areas. 





Getting ready for a winter dive. Diving and sample collections are done year-round.





Kyle Warman
OSC Field Services
Ph.: (709) 864-3224 Email: