Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute Research themes Supporting business Our partners Our people Facilities Research projects Publications News Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute Facilities Get to know our facilities and equipment. Find information including image galleries, technical specs and contact details. Content on RIC child pages 3D X-ray imaging facility We carry out advanced three-dimensional imaging and computed tomography. Boldrewood towing tank This facility supports a wide range of research and commercial activities across the maritime, aerospace, energy and transportation sectors. Coral reef laboratory Coral reef science: inspiring awareness of the need to protect marine ecosystems. Geotechnical Centrifuge We research the effects of climate change on infrastructure without waiting for it to happen. High voltage laboratory The Tony Davies high voltage laboratory (TDHVL) is our centre for research into dielectric materials and insulation systems, as well as high voltage and related phenomena. Organic geochemistry laboratories We have a dedicated sample preparation lab, wet chemistry lab space, and an instrumentation lab. Research aquarium Our multi-purpose research aquarium houses a variety of tanks and facilities for keeping and handling live specimens. Research vessel R.V.Callista based at NOCS, is available to staff and students of Ocean and Earth Science Testing and structures research laboratory This regional and national centre for experimental mechanics research contains equipment capable of testing materials and structures across a range of scales. Wind tunnel: 3.5m by 2.4m by 10.5m The R J Mitchell Wind Tunnel is the largest of our wind tunnels. It's ideal for vehicle aerodynamic work and performance sport testing. It can also be used for consultancy.