Facilities in the School

The School houses a wide range of analytical equipment in support of research and teaching. Industrial users are also welcome, and should in the first instance contact the School.

Chemical, isotopic and molecular analysis

Global Change


Sample preparation


  • Levels (Survey grade automatic and digital instruments (Leica NA720 and Sprinter models))
  • Total Stations (Survey grade manual instruments of various specification (Leica TS06plus and TCR805))
  • Laser Scanners (Survey grade terrestrial laser scan, tripod mounted (Leica C10))
  • GNSS (Survey grade positioning systems.Various configurations possible e.g. static, RTK (Various Leica models))
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (fixed wing and multi-rotor)
  • Dedicated learning & teaching computer laboratories comprising various proprietary and open source software packages

The School is also part of the College of Science & Engineering which has an established analytical suite of equipment. Access details are available at https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/staff/researchsupport/collegeanalyticalsuite/ (needs VPN or on campus access).