Facilities & Equipment

SIS Labs


  • SIS Lab 1 (AQ 2111) - 24 seat computer lab with LCD projector
  • SIS Lab 2 (AQ 2113) -14 seat computer lab with LCD projector and digitizer
  • SIS Lab 3 (AQ 2109) - 27 seat computer lab with two monitors and two LCD projectors

The SIS labs are also available for rentals (contact Justin Song, SIS Lab Administrator at jdsong@sfu.ca). For more info, please visit the SIS Labs web site.

Flume Lab


Fitted with a robotic Swath Mapping System (SMS), the 15m long x 1m wide x 50cm deep flume lab is designed to study sediment dynamics. 

  • a 32 transducer Seatek echo-sounding system wand is used to measure 3D bed topography
  • water surface topography is measured using 5 MassaSonic ultrasonic sensors

Geophysical Equipment


The following geophysical equipment is available:

  • Multichannel electrical resistivity Earth imaging system -- AGI SuperString R8/IP system with 112 electrodes (take-outs at 12.25 m spacing) powered by deep cycle batteries
  •  a 400 V PulseEkko pE PRO with 50, 100 and 200 MHz antennas is shared with the Department of Earth Sciences

This equipment is also available for research rentals (contact bkelly@sfu.ca to inquire).