The Thermo Fisher Scientific ISQ chromato-mass-spectrometric complex will be used for screening and identification of low molecular weight compounds of different nature in water bodies.
The iCE3500 atomic absorption spectrometer will be used to identify the trace substances and "heavy metals" in water bodies, mainly in natural waters owing to its ultra-high sensitivity.
The Keyence VHX1000 digital microscope will be used to study the biological components and morphological structures, including biological contamination, developmental abnormalities, and microbial level in aquatic ecosystems.
The YSI 6600 V2-03 water quality automatic multiparameter sonde and other field equipment will be used “in situ” for rapid determination of the main limnological parameters of aquatic ecosystems which are required as additional information to the results obtained by instrumental systems (1-3).
The role of low molecular weight organic compounds in the functioning of aquatic ecosystems will be assessed. Substances-indicators of ecosystem state will be identified. A new approach to assessing and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems through the use of identified substances-markers will ultimately be developed. YSI 6600 V2-03 measures the following parameters: temperature, electric conductivity, total salinity, depth (pressure), pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, chlorophyll, ammonium, nitrates, chlorides; depths down to 200 m.
Bioelectronic complex is intended for carrying out research on environmental biomonitoring to provide information, in particular real-time data, on changes in the condition of the environment. The complex is equipped with a set of ecotrons intended for long-term maintenance of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrates with hard outer covering (shell-bearing mollusks and crustaceans):
Lidar component will consist of: (a) Mobile lidar complex based on vehicle; (b) Lidar complex located in a tower on the roof of faculty building,
and (c) Centre for data collection, storage and analysis. Multiwave mobile lidar complex includes Shortwave differential absorption lidar for detection of gaseous substances in atmosphere, Doppler heterodyne lidar for wind direction and strength measurements, and Aerosol lidar for measurements of atmosphere aerosol parameters. Multiwave lidar complex in tower includes Doppler heterodyne lidar for wind direction and strength measurements, Aerosol lidar for measurements of atmosphere aerosol parameters.