Assisting with GPS in geoscience research



The University Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO) helps university researchers use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in Earth sciences applications. Providing GPS equipment and technical support assists scientists in the study of plate tectonics, earthquakes, crustal motion, volcanos, sea level, ocean currents, ice dynamics, and atmospheric sensing.

More than fifty universities and research institutions participate as members of UNAVCO, a national program governed by universities and funded by the National Science Foundation.