The 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 :-

Next deadline: 17th April 2015

How to apply

Our committee meets every 6 months to consider new loan applications. The next deadline is shown above. We are currently piloting a scheme for smaller loans of GNSS equipment that can be applied for outwith the committee meetings. Further details and eligibility criteria are available here.

All applications must be on our official application form.

If your project is funded by a NERC research grant, it is important to discuss your requirements with us prior to submission of the grant application. It is now a requirement to attach a quotation document to fellowship, studentship/DTP and grant applications detailing the notional cost of our services. Please contact us before the grant deadline and we will provide this document. Further information is available in the NERC Grants Handbook.