Facilities in the Department of Geography

The Department is well-resourced to support research: there are two dedicated computer laboratories: One of 24 computers in conjunction with Library and Information Services (LIS) providing general IT software and programmes dedicated to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing; One of 10 high-performance Linux workstations delivering software tools for advanced GIS and remote sensing applications. 

We have specialist laboratory suites for: stable-isotope ratio analysis; tree ring analysis; extraction and identification of organic compounds; pollen extraction and analysis; rainfall simulation; tephra analysis; soil and sediment characterisation. 

In addition, we have invested in a new £4.2m suite of Science laboratories, including Geology laboratories, a novel group teaching laboratory and an IT suite.  The refurbishment has resulted in significantly upgraded facilities to teach a higher level of transferable laboratory techniques and skills.