The Department of Earth & Environment provides modern geological, geochemical, remote sensing, GIS, visualization, and computing laboratory facilities for use in undergraduate and graduate research (see menu on the right). These facilities play a critical role as part of research projects supported by the National Science Foundation, Ocean Drilling Program/Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Sea Grant, Petroleum Research Fund, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Park Service. The facilities are also used by other researchers in the New England region.

Many of these laboratories operate on a charge basis, with a variable fee structure designed to encourage use by the Boston University community and researchers from other universities and research laboratories. If you are interested in using these facilities, please contact the laboratory manager, Dr. Joel Sparks.