We have a highly skilled laboratory team with a diverse range of talents. A key part of our research is our ability to measure the health of sediments and the water column around aquaculture sites. We can perform laboratory procedures measuring the physical and chemical properties of sediments and water samples. We also have the rare expertise to identify marine invertebrate communities that are essential indicators of seabed health. Our laboratory team is ready for the future with skills in DNA analyses and artificial intelligence. These skills will allow us to make the most of emerging technologies which can improve and streamline our insight into the effects of aquaculture on coastal environments.