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Stephen Long (left) and Gerald Mitchell discuss calibration of a new system for measuring trace levels of mercury in air samples. Copyright Robert Rathe

Stephen Long (left) and Gerald Mitchell discuss calibration of a new system for measuring trace levels of mercury in air samples. Image: Copyright Robert Rathe.

 

Nearly every aspect of our high quality of life—the health care that brings us into the world, the food, vitamins, and medicines that sustain us, and the consumer products we enjoy and rely upon—depends on chemistry. We provide the measurement science, standards, technology, and data that help members of industry, other government agencies, and academia make still more progress in the chemical sciences, from assessing human health with diagnostic tests to determining the nutritional value of food and supplements, from setting emissions standards to assessing the climate.


Specimen Bank Activities at the Hollings Marine Laboratory

Marine Environmental Specimen Bank Activities
NIST Aids NOAA with Marine Animal Health Assessments 
Monitoring Contaminants in the Arctic and Subarctic using Banked Seabird Eggs
Isotopes as Environmental Tracers in Archived Biological Specimens
Methods and Measurements for Emerging Contaminants
Marine Environmental Metabolomics