We use geodesy - the study of Earth’s size, shape, and gravity field - to understand Earth processes and help society become more resilient to natural hazards.

How We Support Science

UNAVCO supports the exploration of our changing Earth through data acquisition, data access, community science meetings, short courses, internships, and educational resources. We operate the National Science Foundation Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE).

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Our Services

UNAVCO provides comprehensive technical and broader impact support to researchers using GPS/GNSS, TLS, UAS, borehole geophysics, and SAR data. Our services range from multi-national network installation and management to equipment loans, testing, configuration, integration, new equipment designs, training, and broader impacts planning and execution.

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GAGE Facility

The Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (GAGE) is one of the National Science Foundation’s two premier geophysical facilities in support of geoscience and geoscience education. We operate and maintain the Network of the Americas and provide support to investigators working in Antarctica.

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Our Projects

UNAVCO contributes to projects large and small, ranging from multi-national networks to individual research investigations. Most projects result in publicly available resources for use by scientists and educators around the world.

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Our Impact

UNAVCO supported work spans disciplines in physical sciences as well as education and societal benefit. A summary of community publications is a sampling of far reaching impact of UNAVCO data and services.