As a modern geoscience institute, the Department has comprehensive infrastructure ranging from simple tools to advanced instruments which are deployed outdoors during fieldwork, to expensive and highly sophisticated laboratory equipment and access to the national netwok of high performance computing.

The laboratories and workshops are used for both research and teaching by our researchers and students. The more routine work such as preparing samples collected in the field and running simple analyses is done in the workshops, while in the most advanced laboratories extremely accurate investigations are carried out to high international standards.

The laboratories are directed by professor Håkon Olav Austrheim and staffed by six technicians.

Research laboratories