Boat services must be booked sending an e-mail to email@example.com with a detailed description of the request. Every other type of communication will not be considered. The lab services can be booked exclusively through an online reservation at the following link: http://service.biologia.unipd.it/gestione_dipartimento/login. Users of the Department of Biology have priority over users from other Departments of the University of Padua or from other institutions. Cancellation must be communicated at least 24 hours before the booked time slot. In case of maintenance or repairs the booked slots may be cancelled by the staff at any time, with users notified with a reasonable advance. In order to deal with the cost of maintenance, the lab services are provided following a rate table, which will be yearly updated.
The boats may only be driven by the Technicians of the Station, and trips must be booked in reasonable advance, always taking into account that the actual feasibility is at staff’s discretion, because weather conditions may change abruptly, or tides may be different from the astronomical ones available on the institutional website of Venice municipality. Every request for boat reservation must be as detailed as possible, specifying the number of people onboard, the aim of the trip, the site to reach and the desired tide condition if necessary. External users wanting to get onboard the boats must pay an insurance fee, following instructions at this link.
The use of the instruments for particle and elemental analyses must be booked within working hours of the staff, with the dedicated technician in attendance. Analyses extending beyond those hours may be allowed according to his availability. A use register must be filled by each operator, who also must leave the instruments and desks orderly and as clean as possible.