Field stations, equipment and facilities
Exciting new research facilities
The Ernest Rutherford building (Formerly Regional Science and Innovation Centre (RSIC)) is home to the Geological Sciences department since the beginning of 2018. Geology occupies teaching, research and support space in the building, which enable the delivery of cutting-edge science teaching, supported by state-of-the-art audio-visual and laboratory equipment.
Equipment and laboratories
Geological Sciences has well-equipped teaching and research laboratories, extensive computer facilities, and electronic and mechanical workshops, and enjoys the use of custom-built teaching and research facilities. Find out more.
The Department maintains significant collections of rocks, minerals, geochemical concentrates, macro- and microfossils. Some parts of the collection are of national significance and as such, impose some statutory obligations on the Department with respect to protection and access. Find out more.
UC's field stations are well placed for research and teaching in the South Island's diverse and dynamic environment. Our undergraduates and postgraduates benefit from these resources and the learning and research opportunities they provide.
The West Coast is a geological wonderland, and UC's facility in Westport is well placed to explore both rock forms and unique ecology.