The NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility maintains and provides a pool of state-of-the-art spectroscopy instruments for use by the UK research community. We are also develop and deliver training courses, development and improve EO instrumentation and work with national bodies in support of calibration/validation exercises.
Our equipment pool contains field spectrometers; logging and field portable sunphotometers; UAV sensors including a hyperspectral imager with LiDAR, Sentinel 2/WorldView-Matched cameras and SIF sensors; ground-based SIF spectrometrers; underwater bio-optical sensors; an open path FTIR spectrometer; and column GHG monitoring instruments such as Bruker EM27 Suns and 2D MAX DOAS.
We also maintain an optical calibration laboratory.
All instrumentation and our optical calibration facilities are available, for free, for use by UK-based researchers. Application is through NERC JeS at the point of submission, or through direct access loan requests, assessed by our Steering Committee.
We are located in GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and are overseen by NERC's National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO).