The Department of Earth & Environment provides modern geological, geochemical, remote sensing, GIS, visualization, and computing laboratory facilities for use in undergraduate and graduate research. 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.
Earth & Environment hosts the following:
- Analytical Geochemistry & Geochronology Facilities (including the ICP-ES Lab, ICP-MS and Laser Ablation Lab, and TIMS facility)
- BU Urban Laboratory
- Carbon Research Laboratory
- Coastal Ecology & Biogeochemistry Laboratory
- Experimental Permafrost Laboratory (EPL)
- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
- Sedimental and Coastal Research Facilities
- Soil Hydraulics Facilities
- X-Ray Diffraction Lab
If you are interested in using these facilities, please contact the laboratory manager, Dr. Joel Sparks.