Field Facilities Centre
The University of Canterbury has the most extensive network of field stations of any New Zealand university.
The UC mandate for field services is to provide quality opportunities for site specific teaching/learning and research.
The UC field stations at Cass, Kaikōura, Mt John and Westport are included in the University building stock, and are managed by Facilities Management as University buildings and facilities. They are subject to all University policies and procedures.
UPDATE December 2021: While operating within the Covid -19 Protection Framework everyone that stays overnight at any of the UC field stations will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. This with help keep people at the field station safe and enable continued use of the facilities if there is a rapid change to the red level of the Protection Framework.
The Field Facilities Centre comprises the field laboratories at Cass, Kaikoura and Westport. These facilities support teaching and research carried out in the locations and environments around the field stations.
The Field Facilities Centre also operates accommodation at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory. The primary purpose of Mt John is as an Astronomical Laboratory for The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences.
The UC field stations provide living, learning, laboratory and research facilities close to field study sites for teaching and research in the field. In addition, they provide excellent venues for workshops and colloquiums.
All requests for accommodation and space at the field stations, including Mt John, are managed through the Field Facilities Centre webpages.
The Cass area provides a diverse range of environments for research. Discover what you can do at Cass field station.