OR/19/052 Appendix 1 - Working at UKGEOS

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Kingdon, A, Fellgett, M W, and Spence, M J. 2019. UKGEOS Cheshire Energy Research Field Site - Science infrastructure. British Geological Survey Internal Report, OR/19/052.
Contributors: Midgley, J, Elsome, J W, Dearden, R A, Chapman, C, Burke, S P, Hough, E, Luckett, R R, and Bianchi, M.

Overview[edit]

The UKGEOS Cheshire Energy Research Field Site is open to researchers from the UK and internationally. It will welcome researchers both from academia and from industry. In addition to the observatory described above, the facility offers a range of welfare and science facilities. These are described below.

Welfare facilities[edit]

Whilst working at the Cheshire Energy Research Field Site, researchers will have access to facilities at Chester University’s Thornton Science Park. These facilities include wash facilities, restaurant, office space and connection to the internet and the JANET network.

The site is nearby the villages of Elton and Helsby and to the town of Frodsham. Hotel accommodation is available nearby

Science facilities[edit]

Field site laboratory space[edit]

Whilst working at the Cheshire Energy Research Field Site, researchers will have access to laboratory and office space at Thornton Science Park (TSP). The laboratory will be equipped with benches, power and water and will provide space where researchers can undertake sample preparation and analysis and prepare and calibrate instruments and other equipment for the field. Laboratory spaces are available to hire directly from TSP.

Core viewing facilities[edit]

Core examination laboratories are available at BGS Keyworth.