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Research Facilities

In general, School staff and postgraduates are encouraged to use the facilities, when appropriate, for their research, and costs are met as far as possible by direct provision from grants. However, bookings need to be made well in advance, and for visitors and postgraduates authorisation is required from the relevant research supervisor. To arrange a booking for the analytical facilities please contact Peter Fisher or the person directly responsible for the specific facility. Some technical assistance can be expected, but users with a substantial task should anticipate carrying out much of the routine work themselves. Scale charges for extra-Departmental users may be obtained on request.


If you are interested in the high-performance facilities please approach the appropriate contact at each facility found at the link. If you are not sure, please get in touch with Ian Merrick and/or Huw Davies to discuss.


– 3D LAB
Led by Dr Tiago Alves, the 3D Lab uses high-resolution, industry-sourced seismic data and cutting-edge analytical and interpretive techniques to address a wide ranging of research questions.


The RV Guiding Light is the School's own nearshore research vessel.