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

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 and SAGE are operated by EarthScope Inc. in support of the EarthScope and broader geophysics community.

The GAGE & SAGE Facilities provide support to the NSF investigator community for geodesy, seismology, Earth Sciences research, education, and workforce development with broad societal benefits. NSF-funded geodesy and seismology investigators are active on every continent, across a broad spectrum of geosciences, and facilitated by 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.