The Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department’s classroom space, labs and faculty offices are located in the two buildings that make up the Seaborg Science Complex: New Science and West Science. This state-of-the-art facility plays host to a geographic information systems and a remote sensing lab with mobile device docking stations, printers, a wide-format plotter and a mainframe server. Northern’s Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department is home to a collection of more than 75,000 map items.
Extending learning off campus, the department makes use of the Upper Peninsula’s many rivers, streams, lakes, hills and plains, as well as NMU’s Longyear Forest, a 120-acre woodland area located within a few miles of campus. Students also actively learn along the shores of Lake Superior, the largest fresh water lake in the world in terms of surface area, which is located a mere 10-minute walk from campus.
Labs and Facilities
- Geomatics lab
- Advanced geospatial research lab and Ground Penetrating Radar facilities
- Geology research lab
- Paleo-environment research lab
- Soil science research lab
- Environmental science research lab
- Planning research lab
- Human geography lab
- Advanced GIS & Spatial Modeling research lab
- Geography teaching labs
- Student resource and study room (WS 3702)
- Rock storage
- Scanners (wide-format, film, regular)
- Several survey and mapping grade GPS devices, by Trimble.
- Plotters (up to 44")
- Enterprise Server for GIS & Remote Sensing data
- Rock Crusher & Cutter
- ESRI GIS site-licensed software packages for use on your college supplied mobile device
- ERDAS Imagine
- GoldenSoftware Surfer
- Department office (3001 New Science Facility) Phone: 906-227-2500