The Geographical Information Sciences Laboratory (GISci Lab) is a dedicated IT teaching and research lab for students and staff that work with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). It provides both hardware and software facilities that are essential to GIS project design and implementation and a senior technician is at hand to provide advice and support.
Lab equipment includes:
Software packages available include:
This new laboratory has specialist equipment for the testing of sediments including: particle size analysis by wet sieving; and sophisticated laser diffraction methods; basic soil properties, as well as compressibility and shear strength of soils.
The Geographical and Environmental Resources Laboratory (GER Lab) is a dedicated area for undergraduate students who gather together for research and group work.
Our specialist technical staff are there to offer advice and support and deal with subject related queries. Resources include:
This lab is especially designed to support students' practical learning activities in physical geography, geology, environmental sciences.
The lab is extremely well stocked with all the major igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock types plus a fossil collection, and also contains 25 binocular petrological microscopes for the analysis of rocks samples in thin-section. A dedicated PC in the lab has specialist software including a 'virtual petrological microscope' and soils analysis software.
Our University has its own field station which is used by our Geography and Environmental Sciences students during their degrees. The field station is situated in the Lee Valley just outside of Hertford and includes: