SERF Site Description
The Shoreline Environmental Research Facility (SERF) consists of a control building/laboratory, a waste-water treatment plant, nine wave tanks, sea water intake structures, and material storage area. Guest office facilities are provided in the laboratory room of the control building. Wave, tide and other data are collected electronically and will soon be available real-time via this web site.
Experiments and tests may be monitored from remote locations. A full-time staff is located at SERF to facilitate operations.
The SERF facility was designed for a wide range of potential applications related to oil spills including fate, transport and remediation. Some oil-spill applications include:
features include a two-foot tidal range, variable flow rate, random
wave capability, weather station, and the capability to add project