Field Facilities Centre


The University of Canterbury has the most extensive network of field stations of any New Zealand university. The Field Facilities Centre offers a wide range of services relating to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching courses, research and other activities at the UC Field Stations.

The Field Facilities Centre comprises the field laboratories at Cass, Harihari, Kaikoura and Westport. They support field studies carried out in the locations and environments around the field stations. 

Physics and Astronomy operates remote laboratories in the field, at Mt John (Lake Tekapo) and Scott Base (Antarctica) and these are not included in the activities of the Field Facilities Centre.

Please ensure you read our conditions of use, check the availability of the field stations and fees - the facilities are free to use for UC staff and students that are conducting official UC teaching and/or research activities. 

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