University of Washington – Oceanography Test Tank

Capabilities include:

  • General component testing


The UW School of Oceanography’s test tank is a 23,283 gallon, room-temperature salt water tank covered by 9 large heavy lids that allow for forklift traffic across the top. Access to the tank is achieved by lifting off each lid with a 5 ton overhead hoist. The hoist can also be used for loading and unloading equipment in the large indoor staging area. Viewing the inside of the tank from below is possible from 8 large windows accessible through the basement.

Tank dimensions:
Length: 7.3m, Width: 3m, Height: 3.6m
Max depth: 3.6m

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Point of Contact:
Curtis Rusch –

University of Washington is affiliated with the Pacific Marine Energy Center.