Drone view of large UNAVCO facility in Boulder, CO.
UNAVCO Offices in Boulder, CO. (Photo: Keith Williams, UNAVCO)

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.

The GAGE Facility supports cutting-edge geoscience discoveries, applications, and education with geodesy for broad societal benefit. GAGE provides the foundation and infrastructure to support research on every continent across a broad spectrum of geosciences. 

GAGE is operated by UNAVCO Inc. in support of the UNAVCO and broader geophysics community. The complementary NSF Seismological Facility for the Advancement of Geoscience (SAGE) is operated by our partners at the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

The GAGE Facility provides support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, Earth Sciences research, education and workforce development with broad societal benefits. NSF-funded geodesy investigators are active on every continent, across a broad spectrum of the geosciences and facilitated by UNAVCO data, engineering, education, and community services.

NSF’s Earth Sciences Division (EAR) and Office of Polar Programs (OPP) fund facility support for PI geodesy research and GPS/GNSS networks around the world, including Greenland and Antarctica, while NASA funds support for operations of the GGN and the activities of the IGS Central Bureau that make millimeter-level global geodesy possible.