Aquatic Research Laboratory

Specialized facilities are essential to the advancement of PNNL’s sponsored research programs and LDRD-funded projects.

Unique facilities at PNNL, including dedicated laboratories for power grid operations, marine sciences, data analytics, and atmospheric sciences, equip researchers to take on some of the most challenging questions, and expand the frontiers of scientific understanding and technological possibility.

In addition to more than two dozen state-of-the-art facilities supporting the laboratory’s missions in scientific discovery, energy resiliency, and national security, PNNL is the steward of two U.S. Department of Energy national scientific user facilities, ARM and EMSL, serving more than 2,000 researchers worldwide each year.

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318 Building

Expertise in the 318 Building—the Radiological Exposures and Metrology (REM) Laboratory—supports health physics, radiation dosimetry, irradiation research design, Monte Carlo modeling, radiation biology, engineering, and radiography.

Chem/Bio Isolation Laboratories at MCRL

The Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory, previously known as the Marine Sciences Laboratory, at PNNL-Sequim, has laboratories that are physically-isolated and individually-accessed spaces. The isolations laboratories are connected to the

Hyperbaric Laboratory at MCRL

The Marine and Coastal Laboratory (MCRL) at PNNL-Sequim is home to a Hyperbaric Laboratory where research related physical, chemical, and biological processes in ocean waters is conducted.

Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory

PNNL's Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory (MCRL), is the only Department of Energy marine research facility. MCRL is working to help the nation achieve sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and coastal security.

Marine Test Sites

PNNL has federal authorizations and permits for research activities at two locations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These sites offer a range of research conditions.

Oil Laboratory at MCRL

The Oil Laboratory at the Marine and Coastal Laboratory, previously known as the Marine Sciences Laboratory, measures physical and bulk-chemical properties of oil in water or ice.

Wasteform Development Laboratory

Researchers in this lab investigate glass, glass-ceramic, grout, metal, and metal-ceramic wasteforms that will withstand corrosion over geologic time. This includes supporting the nation's nuclear waste vitrification efforts at Hanford.