NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility (GEF).
The NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility (GEF) loans equipment suitable for geophysical research free of charge to universities and other institutes engaged in environmental research within the NERC remit.
The Facility operates as three nodes :-
- GEF (Edinburgh) is located within the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and forms the central administrative node and specialises in support for geophysics fieldwork by supplying Global Navigational Satellite Systems (GNSS), Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Geomagnetic survey equipment and Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) systems.
- GEF (Leicester) - SEIS-UK is located within the Department of Geology at Leicester University and specialises in support for Seismology.
- OBIF (Ocean Bottom Instrument Facility) is located within Durham and Southampton Universities and specialises in seabed multi-sensor geophysical instrumentation.