UNAVCO is a member-driven consortium with members representing 117 countries and more than 250 institutions around the globe. Members help advance geoscience research, education, and applications using geodesy, in fields ranging from atmospheric to solid Earth science.

Why become a member?

Members of the UNAVCO consortium have priority access to UNAVCO resources, help drive UNAVCO priorities, and frequently receive pricing benefits on geodetic equipment to advance geoscience research. Each member institution has a member representative as a point of contact, but member benefits extend to all institution affiliates.

Full Member

Educational or nonprofit institutions chartered in the United States (US) or its Territories who are willing to make a clear and continuing commitment to active participation in the activities of the organization.

Associate Member

Institutions that are engaged in research that advance the mission of UNAVCO, but that otherwise do not qualify for membership (e.g., non-US educational or research institutions).

As a UNAVCO Full or Associate Member, you:

  • Have a direct role in setting policy and priority for the UNAVCO community and facilities (Full Members only)
  • Have an institutional vote in the election of members of the UNAVCO Board of Directors (Full Members only)
  • Have membership in an international community committed to scholarly research and education using geodesy
  • Are eligible to request financial support for participation in UNAVCO meetings, short courses and workshops
  • Have access to UNAVCO pricing for Septentrio GNSS receivers for Member institutions; other vendors may individually offer discounted pricing to UNAVCO Members

Who are our members?

UNAVCO has 261 member institutions, including 127 full members and 134 associate members. Members and Associate Members include universities, government agencies and observatories, and research centers worldwide.

Full Members

Appalachian State UniversityScott Marshall
Arizona State UniversityRamon Arrowsmith
Baylor UniversityVincent Cronin
Boise State UniversityJeffrey B Johnson
Bowling Green State UniversityYuning Fu
California Institute of TechnologyMark Simons
California State Polytechnic University PomonaJascha Polet
California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB)Kerry Cato
California State University, FullertonSinan Akciz
California State University, NorthridgeEileen Evans
California State University, SacramentoSteven Skinner
California State University, StanislausRobert Rogers
Carnegie Institution of ScienceDiana Roman
Central Washington University-FTim Melbourne
Colorado School of MinesWendy Zhou
Colorado State UniversityDan McGrath
Columbia UniversityDr. Meredith Nettles
Cornell UniversityMatthew Pritchard
Dartmouth CollegeRobert Hawley
Del Mar CollegeJohn Nelson
Florida Atlantic UniversitySudhagar Nagarajan
Florida International UniversityShimon Wdowinski
Frostburg State UniversityPhillip Allen
Georgia Institute of TechnologyAndrew Newman
Grand Valley State UniversityJohn Weber
Hamilton CollegeBarb Tewskbury
Harvard University-FBrendan Meade
Howard UniversityCharles Ichoku
Humboldt State UniversityMark Hemphill-Haley
Idaho State UniversityBenjamin Crosby
Indiana University-FMichael Hamburger
Jet Propulsion Laboratory-FSusan Owen
Lamar UniversityJoseph Kruger
Louisiana State UniversityAhmed Abdalla
Macalester CollegeKelly MacGregor
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThomas Herring
Michigan State UniversityJeffrey Freymueller
Michigan Technological UniversityGregory Waite
Missouri State UniversityKevin Mickus
Montana State UniversityEric Sproles
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySusan Bilek
New Mexico State UniversityReed Burgette
New York UniversityDavid Holland
North Carolina State UniversityKarl Wegmann
Northwestern University-FSeth Stein
Ohio State UniversityMichael Bevis
Oklahoma State UniversityDaniel Lao Davila
Old Dominion UniversityHans-Peter Plag
Oregon State UniversityPieter McParland Share
Pennsylvania State UniversityPete LaFemina
Portland State UniversityAdam Booth
Princeton UniversityAllan Rubin
Purdue UniversityLucy Flesch
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute-FSteven Roecker
Saint Olaf CollegeCharles Umbanhowar Jr.
San Francisco State UniversityJerry Davis
Smith CollegeJack Loveless
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory-FMichael Pearlman
Southern Methodist UniversityZhong Lu
Stanford University-FPaul Segall
State University of New York at Stony Brook-FWilliam Holt
Texas A&M UniversityStacey Lyle
Texas A&M University - Corpus ChristiMichael Starek
The College of New JerseyShannon Graham
Tulane UniversityCynthia Ebinger
University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchJohn Braun
University of AlabamaIbrahim Cemen
University Of Alaska Fairbanks-FRonni Grapenthin
University of ArizonaRick Bennett
University of Arkansas-FMohamed Aly
University of BuffaloKristin Poinar
University of California, Berkeley-FRoland Burgmann
University of California, DavisMike Oskin
University of California, IrvineEric Rignot
University of California, Los AngelesZhengkang Shen
University of California, RiversideGareth Funning
University of California, San Diego-FYehuda Bock
University of California, Santa CruzSusan Schwartz
University of ChicagoDouglas MacAyeal
University of CincinnatiDylan Ward
University of Colorado-FSteve Nerem
University of Colorado, Colorado SpringsSteven Lewis
University of FloridaRaymond Russo
University of HawaiiBridget Smith-Konter
University of HoustonCraig Glennie
University of Idaho-FEric Mittelstaedt
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPatricia Gregg
University of IowaDavid Peate
University of KansasLeigh Stearns
University of KentuckyDhananjay Ravat
University of MaineSeth Campbell
University of Maryland, College ParkMong-Han Huang
University of Memphis-FRobert, Jr. Smalley
University of Miami-FFalk Amelung
University of MichiganEric Hetland
University of MinnesotaAndrew Wickert
University of Missouri - Columbia-FMian Liu
University of MontanaHilary Martens
University of Nevada, Las VegasDr. Shichun Huang
University of Nevada, Reno-FGeoffrey Blewitt
University of New Hampshire
University of New MexicoEric Lindsey
University of OklahomaXiaowei Chen
University of OregonDiego Melgar
University of Puerto Rico at MayaguezAlberto Lopez
University of Rhode IslandMeng Wei (Matt)
University of RochesterTolulope Olugboji
University of South CarolinaJames Kellogg
University of South FloridaRocco Malservisi
University of Southern CaliforniaDr. David Okaya
University of Southern MississippiWilliam Funderburk
University of Texas at Austin-FClark Wilson
University of Texas at DallasMortaza Pirouz
University of Texas at El PasoRaed Aldouri
University of Texas, ArlingtonMajie Fan
University of Utah-FTonie Van Dam
University of WashingtonPaul Bodin
University of Wisconsin - MadisonKurt Feigl
University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeDyanna Czeck
University of WyomingMatt Burkhart
Utah State UniversityAnthony Lowry
Utah Valley University, Department of Earth ScienceMichael Bunds
Virginia Polytechnic Institute State UniversitySarah Stamps
Wayland Baptist UniversityTim Walsh
Wesleyan UniversityPhillip Resor
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionCatherine Walker
Yale UniversityMaureen Long

(F) = Founding Member

Associate Members

Academia SinicaYa-Ju Hsu
Addis Ababa UniversityElias Lewi
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC / NREL
Ardhi UniversityFarida Mituro
Bulgarian Academy of SciencesIvan Georgiev
C4G/UBIRui Fernandes
Canadian Hydrographic ServiceBrent Bowman
Carleton UniversityDerek Mueller
Central Geological Survey MOEA
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
China Earthquake Networks CenterYu Li
CIDCOGregoire Ledoux
Curtin UniversityAhmed El-Mowafy
Delft University of TechnologyHans van der Marel
Earth System Research Laboratory / NOAA
Escuela Politecnica NacionalPatricia Mothes
ESSTIJoshua Rasta
European Center for Geodynamics and SeismologyNicolas d'Oreye
GeoForschungs Zentrum PotsdamBenjamin Mannel
Geological Survey of CanadaLisa Nykolaishen
Geological Survey of ColombiaHector Mora-Paez
Geophysical Service of Russian Academy of SciencesGrigory Steblov
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
GNS ScienceElisabetta D'anastasio
Harris Galveston Subsidence DistrictAshley Greuter
Icelandic Meteorological OfficeBenedikt Gunnar Ofeigsson
Idaho National Laboratory
Ilia State UniversityGiorgi Akhalaia
Institute for Space Sciences (ICE CSIC)
Institute of Seismology-China Earthquake AdminWei Chen
Instituto de Geofisica, UNAMSara Ivonne Franco
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPEMarcelo Banik de Padua
Instituto Nicaragense de Estudios Territoriales
Ist. Naz. Oceanografia Geofisica Sperimentale-OGSDavid Zuliani
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaNicola D'Agostino
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research InstiHaluk Ozener
Kathmandu UniversitySubash Ghimire
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)Thamer Alotaibi
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Sigurjon Jonsson
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI)
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral ResourceKang Hyeun Ji
Korea Polar Research Institute
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Ludwig-Maximilians UniversitatAmir Abolghasem
McGill UniversityYajing Liu
MCT-Observatorio Nacional
Montserrat Volcano ObservatoryKaren Pascal
Nanyang Technological UniversityEmma Hill
National Central UniversityWu-Lung Chang
National Cheng Kung UniversityRuey-Juin Rau
National Observatory of AthensAthanassios Ganas
National Oceanography Centre
National Space Center, DTU SpaceFinn Bo Madsen
Natural Resources CanadaMichael Craymer
NOAA/NOSScott Mowery
Norwegian Polar InstituteKenichi Matsuoka
Patras University
Public Seismic Network IncWayne Abraham
Royal Museum for Central AfricaDamien Delvaux
Royal Observatory of BelgiumCarine Bruyninx
San Fernando Naval Observatory
Simon Fraser UniversityGwenn Flowers
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Formerly-Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory)Roelf Botha
Southern California Earthquake CenterThomas Herring
Southern University of Science and TechnologyKejie Chen
Technical University of CreteStelios Mertikas
Technische Universität DarmstadtStefan Leinen
The Australian National UniversitySimon McClusky
The Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Culiacan, MexicoEsteban Vazquez
The Chinese University of Hong KongLin Liu
Tribhuvan UniversityNarayan Chapagian
TUBITAK Marmara Research Center
U.S. Geological Survey, Cascade Volcano Observatory
Universidad Autonoma de Santo DomingoRafael Pujols
Universidad Autónoma de SinaloaG. ESTEBAN VAZQUEZ
Universidad de ChileSergio Barrientos
Universidad de Los AndesJillian Pearse
Universidad de Santiago De ChileJose Tarrio
Universidad de SonoraCarlos Lizarraga-Celaya
Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de HidalgoJorge Avila
Universidad Nacional - OVSICORI-UNAMarino Protti
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de HondurasMANUEL RODRIGUEZ MARADIAGA
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoEnrique Cabral-Cano
Universidad Nacional de San Agustin - IAPPPablo Raul Yanyachi
Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez UreñaAlex Holsteinson
Universidad Tecnica Particular de LojaRichard Serrano
Universidade Estadual PaulistaJOAO MONICO
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte-UFRN
Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM)
University de La RochelleGuy Woppelmann
University of AlbertaJeffrey Kavanaugh
University of BarcelonaGiorgi Khazaradze
University of BolognaLuca Vittuari
University of BristolJuliet Biggs
University of British Columbia
University of BucharestVictor Mocanu
University of CalgaryMaribeth Murray
University of Central AsiaSolmaz Mohadjer
University of Central Asia
University of Dhaka
University of Durham
University of French PolynesiaJean-Pierre Barriot
University of GlasgowElizabeth Petrie
University of IcelandHalldor Geirsson
University of LeedsAndrew Hooper
University of Lethbridge
University of LisbonVirgilio Mendes
University of LuxembourgOlivier Francis
University of ManitobaAndrew Frederiksen
University of NairobiGladys Kianji
University of New BrunswickRichard Langley
University of Newcastle upon TynePeter Clarke
University of Northern British ColumbiaBrian Menounos
University of NottinghamRichard Bingley
University of OsloTrond Eiken
University of OttawaLuke Copland
University of OxfordLaura Stevens
University of Peshawar (NCEG)Ghazanfar A. Khattak
University of PortoClara Lázaro
University of TasmaniaMatt King
University of the West IndiesMichal Camejo
University of TriestCarla Braitenberg
University of TuebingenTodd Ehlers
University of VictoriaEd Nissen
University of WaterlooChristine Dow
University of Western OntarioJinfei Wang
Ville de MontrealYoussef Smadi
Virunga SupersiteDr. Charles Balagizi
Wuhan UniversityJianghui Geng
Queens UniversityLaura Thomson

How to apply for membership

Before applying for Member or Associate Member status, please ensure that you have read the UNAVCO Bylaws carefully.

Membership is contingent upon acceptance by the UNAVCO Board of Directors and remittance of a $1000 USD membership fee after membership is approved. Fee waivers may be considered upon request.

Request a UNAVCO Membership Application via email: communityat symbolunavco.org.

How do I designate my institution’s member representative?

The member representative is appointed in writing by the appropriate executive officer of each Member, and represents the Member in all communications and interaction between the Member and the Corporation.

How do I change my institution’s member representative?

In the event of a change in representation, the written appointment by the Member’s executive officer shall be filed with the Secretary of the Corporation via boardat symbolunavco.org, and copying communityat symbolunavco.org.

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