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What is GAEA

GAEA is an online learning platform created by NERC Facilities to connect laboratory users directly to expert staff working at the facilities through both a structured programme of learning and a supportive online community of technical staff, facility management and end users.

Our mission

To provide accurate, reliable and state of the art training on the application and interpretation of geobiochemical and geochronological methods within the earth and biological sciences.


Understand the range of suitable materials for each method, recent developments and future potential applications.


How to design a sampling strategy and how to sample effectively to minimise potential error.

Data processing

Appreciate the data quality checks that are applied, how to identify questionable data and apply relevant calibrations and corrections.

Data interpretation

Assistance on using your data to interpret the wider questions from your site, and how to share your data with global catalogues.