Field Facilities Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Welcome to the Field Facilities Centre

The University of Canterbury field stations support teaching and research in field sciences at Cass, Harihari, Kaikoura and Westport.

Field stations - make a reservation

On-line reservation form


Weather information for Cass

September 2017: Live weather data and a weather forecast for Cass can be viewed at Cass weather. The weather station has been installed by the National Rural Fire Service and is part of the national network used to monitor for rural fire risk levels.

UC Nigerian Field Station

UC's most remote field station is based next to the amazingly diverse and ecological important Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve in Nigeria. This reserve contains montane (highland) forest, which is now very rare in West Africa. At the field station a wide range of scientific research including: seed dispersal, pollination, stream insect communities and gentetice of the local Chimpanzee population is underway.
To find out more about the field station and the area, visit the The Nigerian Montane Forest Project website.


A Controlled Area notice has been issued for the South Island. People using rivers and lakes must comply with this notice.
To ensure you do not spread Didymo, wherever possible restrict equipment, boats, clothing, and other items for exclusive use in a single waterway.
If you are moving items between waterways visit: Cleaning Methods (Biosecurity NZ) for cleaning instructions.

Cass Photo Album 1914-1927

This slideshow shows photographs taken during the period 1914-1927 and presented to Dr Chilton on his retirement in 1927. View album