Shared Facilities

MNU members will, where possible, make major specialised equipment, collections, facilities and field stations accessible to other partners.  The table below provides an overview of facilities that are currently open for partners to access and further detail can be found in the following downloadable PDF document: Matariki Research Facilities and Field Stations.  For further information on individual facilities, please contact the MNU Co-ordinator at the relevant member institution in the first instance.

Location Institution Facility Description Discipline MNU Research theme Enquiries
Australia: West Pingelly, Western Australia UWA UWA Future Farm 2050 1500 hectare farm developing a profitable mixed-enterprise operation Agriculture, Restoration Ecology Milly Ingate
Brazil: Pró-Mata, Rio Grande do Sul Tübingen Tübingen Research Station in the Brazilian Araucaria Forest

Field station in araucaria forest

http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/zentrale-einrichtungen/brasilien-zentrum/pro-mata.html

Karin Moser v. Filseck
Canada: Lake Opinicon, Ontario Queen’s Queen’s University Biological Station Field station for research and study in ecology, evolution, conservation and environmental biology Biology, Environmental Science, Geology, Geography Heather Kincaide
Canada: Kingston, Ontario Queen’s Innovation Park Technology development hub Sciences, Engineering Energy, Resources & Environment Heather Kincaide
Canada: Sudbury, Ontario Queen’s Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNOLab) Underground laboratory for astroparticle physics (primarily neutrinos and dark matter) Physics, Astronomy Heather Kincaide
Canada: Department of Chemistry, Queen’s University Queen’s Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit Mass spectrometry services and expertise for the analysis of small and macromolecules, proteins and enzyme Chemistry Heather Kincaide
Canada: Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Queen’s University Queen’s Queen’s Facility for Isotope Research Isotopic analysis of elements extracted from carbonates, silicates, sulfates, sulfides, phosphates, waters and organic matter Geological Sciences, Geological Engineering Heather Kincaide
Canada: Queen’s University Queen’s Coin Collection of the Department of Classics and Department of Art History & Art Conservation Over 600 coins from the Diniacopoulos Collection of Antiquities Archaeology, Art Conservation, Art History, Economic History, Social History Digital Humanities Heather Kincaide
Gabon: Lambaréné Tübingen Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné Clinical, epidemiological and basic research facilities associated with the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon Medicine, Biology, Infectiology, Vaccinology, Human Parasitology, Tropical Medicine, Basic Research, Clinical Research, Microbiology, Parasitology Karin Moser v. Filseck
Germany: University of Tübingen Tübingen Center for Light-Matter-Interaction, Sensors and Analytics (Core Facility LISA+) Nanostructure Laboratory for thin film deposition, micro- and nano-patterning, thin film / surface analysis and laser microscopy / spectroscopy Physics, Chemistry, Nanosciences, Material Science and related disciplines Quantum Science Karin Moser v. Filseck
Germany: University of Tübingen Tübingen Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) Interdisciplinary facility supporting modern high-throughput, data-driven research in the life sciences, from the experimental design, to the omics data generation to data analysis and archiving Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics Karin Moser v. Filseck
Germany: University of Tübingen Tübingen eScience-Center Center providing the infrastructure necessary to promote efficient and sustainable use of digital research methods in the Humanities Humanities Digital Humanities Karin Moser v. Filseck
Germany: University of Tübingen Tübingen Coin Collection of the Institute of Classical Archaeology Collection of over 20,000 objects from the ancient world to modern times, including coins, medals, banknotes, casts and electrotypes Archaeology, Art History, Economic History, History, Anthropology Digital Humanities Karin Moser v. Filseck
New Zealand: Dunedin Otago RV Polaris 2 Vessel for teaching, research and commercial activities Marine Science, Geology, Oceanography, Antarctic Studies, Climate Change Energy, Resources and Environment Chriss Hamilton
New Zealand: Dunedin Otago Beryl Brewin Short range boat Marine Science, Geology, Oceanography, Climate Change, Environmental studies Chriss Hamilton
New Zealand: Oban, Stewart Island Otago Stewart Island Field Station Accommodation and laboratory space Geography, Ecology, Marine Studies, Botany, Environmental Biology, Conservation Chriss Hamilton
New Zealand: Portobello Peninsula, Otago Otago Portobello Marine Laboratory Fish hatchery, research laboratory and aquarium Aquaculture, Zoology, Ecology, Conservation, Environmental biology Chriss Hamilton
Samoa: National University of Samoa, Apia  Otago University of Otago House Accommodation for academics conducting research in Samoa Pacific Studies Chriss Hamilton
South Africa: South African Astronomical Observatory, Northern Cape Province Dartmouth Southern African Large Telescope Largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere Astronomy Jen Shepherd
Sweden: Gullmarsfjorden Uppsala Klubban Biological Station Marine biology field station with boats Marine Biology Torsten Blomkvist
Sweden: Lake Erken Uppsala Erken Laboratory Aquatic ecology laboratory Evolutionary Biology Torsten Blomkvist
Sweden: Ar, Island of Gotland Uppsala Ar Research Station Marine biology field station Marine Biology Torsten Blomkvist
Sweden: Uppsala University Uppsala Uppsala University Coin Cabinet Collection of more than 40,000 numismatic objects, i.e. coins, medals, tokens and banknotes, from across the world, from the inception of coinage to the present Archaeology, Art History, Economic History, History Digital Humanities Torsten Blomkvist
UK: Durham University X-Ray Centre Durham X-Ray Crystallography in Extreme Environments Facility Two unique single crystal X-ray diffractometers Chemistry Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University Durham Artificial Volcano Equipment for investigating the processes of volcanic eruption Earth Sciences Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Chemistry, Durham University Durham Ion Beam Facility in Materials Chemistry MeV ion beam analysis facility Chemistry Joe Mulhern
UK: Durham University Geochemistry Centre Durham Northern Centre for Isotopic and Elemental Tracing Facility for elemental analysis, radiogenic / stable isotope analysis, and geochronology / isotopic dating Earth Sciences Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Archaeology, Durham University Durham Archaeological Services Facility for ancient DNA analysis, geophysics, conservation, and environmental archaeology Archaeology Joseph Mulhern
UK: Faculty of Science, Durham University Durham GJ Russell Microscopy Facility Suite of scanning electron microscopes, transmission electron microscopes, and focused ion-beam microscopes Physics Joe Mulhern
UK: Durham University X-Ray Centre Durham X-Ray Computed Tomography Facility (XRCT) Facility for investigating the internal microstructures of materials, down to the sub-micron level Physics Joe Mulhern
UK: Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University Durham Single Plane Illumination Microscope (SPIM) and Zebrafish Facility Single Plane Illumination Microscope for recording high-resolution 3D images of biological systems Biophysical Sciences Joe Mulhern
UK: Durham World Heritage Site, Durham University Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections Archives, early printed books and manuscripts  Humanities Arts and Humanities Research for the World, Digital Humanities Joe Mulhern
UK: Durham University Library Durham Durham Palatinate Mint Coin Collection Collection of 16th century coins from the Durham mint Archaeology, English, Digital Humanities Digital Humanities Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Geography, Durham University Durham Remote and In-Situ Monitoring of Slopes Equipment for scanning soil and rock slopes and for monitoring and analysing environmental processes acting upon rockfaces Geography Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University Durham Durham Terrestrial Laser Scanning Facility (DuTLS) Centre for Earth Sciences applications of terrestrial laser scanning Earth Sciences Joe Mulhern
UK: James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough Durham MRI Scanning Facility 3-Tesla Siemens Magnetom Trio Whole Body MRI System Psychology Brain and Mind Joe Mulhern
UK: Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Durham Brain Stimulation Laboratories Equipment for the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) and for neuro-navigation Psychology Brain and Mind Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Psychology and Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University Durham Psychophysical Experiment Laboratories Equipment for psychophysical experiments Psychology Brain and Mind Joe Mulhern
UK: Department of Psychology, Durham University Durham Motion-capture Laboratory VICON body motion-capture and Optitrack facial motion-capture systems Psychology Brain and Mind Joe Mulhern
USA: Erroll, New Hampshire Dartmouth Second College Grant 27,000 acres of woodland Energy, Resources and Environment Jen Shepherd
 USA Dartmouth Dartmouth Organic Farm Educational and working garden Agriculture Energy, Resources and Environment Jen Shepherd