The Equipment Bank provides monitoring equipment to community-based water monitoring programs throughout Atlantic Canada. Equipment can be borrowed free of charge and works similarly to a library loan program. We ensure that equipment is calibrated and functioning properly so that your organization can collect the most accurate data possible. Please contact our office today with any questions on use of equipment or to book for your monitoring program. The summer months are our busiest time of the year so please book in advance. If you would like to receive training on how to use any of the equipment pieces listed below, please contact us.
The Equipment Bank is brought to you by: TD Friends of the Environment, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Saint Mary’s University Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Community Based Environmental Monitoring Network.
In addition to the equipment available at our Halifax location (below), we have partnered with ACAP Saint John and the PEI Watershed Alliance to bring water monitoring equipment to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
NEW IN 2021: We have partnered with Cheticamp River Salmon Association to bring a YSI multi-parameter probe to our brand new Cape Breton Equipment Hub!
New Brunswick Equipment Hub hosted by ACAP Saint John:
- YSI multi-parameter probes
- CABIN kits
- Secchi disks
- Flow probes
- And more!
PEI Equipment Hub hosted by the PEI Watershed Alliance:
- YSI multi-parameter probes (with nitrate probes)
- Flow probes
- Temperature loggers
- And more!
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CABIN is a national biomonitoring program which collects benthic macroinvertebrates for biological assessments of streams.
Adult chest waders are available should the nature of your sampling environment require them. All sizes available.
This dredge is useful for sampling benthic communities inhabiting soft bottomed aquatic environments.
Adult life jackets are available for any monitoring environments where they are a necessary safety precaution.
The water sampler is a sample bottle that is designed to collect stratification samples in deeper waters.
The user-friendly SMART2 Colorimeter is the direct reading colorimeter for complete on-site water analyses.
Turbidity can be measured using several methods. The easiest and least expensive method is through the employment of a Secchi Disk. A Secchi Disk is an 8-inch...
Compact, lightweight, and convenient for quick sampling or traveling.
The Professional Plus multi-probe provides the user with accurate measurements for a number of indicators of water quality.