Battelle ARO can provide most equipment required to conduct field research. To reduce costs, researchers are encouraged to request use of NSF owned field equipment in the proposal and funded phases of their project. Equipment is constantly inspected for quality assurance. Battelle ARO staff can provide training on how to set-up and use any piece of equipment that is available. Once funded, your project will gain access to the complete list of gear available, however inventory of available equipment may include;
- Cooking equipment
- Ice augers
- Camp furniture
- Non-lethal wildlife deterrents
- Fuel containers
- Safety gear
The majority of field party equipment is stored in NSF-leased warehouses in Fairbanks, but can be shipped to any area on the island if a project does not pass through Fairbanks. Contact your Battelle ARO PM or the Alaska Operations Manager for more information.