Texas A&M College of Geosciences - Facilities

Facilities

The College of Geosciences is located on the main campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The David G. Eller Oceanography & Meteorology Building (O&M Building) has a total of 109,609 square feet (10,183.0 m2) of office, classroom, laboratory and storage space and is home to the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography. At 15 floors, it is the tallest building on campus, and hosts a Doppler weather radar System on the roof.

The Michael T. Halbouty Geosciences Building is named in honor of Distinguished Alumnus and successful oil and gas developer Michel T. Halbouty, class of 1930. It has a total of 70,191 square feet (6,521.0 m2) of office, classroom, laboratory and storage space, and is home to the Department of Geology & Geophysics.

IODP is located in Research Park in a 45,277-square-foot (4,206.4 m2) custom built facility. It houses the Laboratory and Core Repository Facility, provides facilities for visiting scientists from around the world, and is the site of a new .5 million Core Storage Facility, which added 10,000 square feet (930 m2) to the existing complex.

GERG is located on 20 acres (81,000 m2) of land approximately five miles south of the Texas A&M main campus. It houses state-of-the-art offices and laboratories for geochemical analysis. It is also the home of the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS), which was created by the Texas General Land Grant Office in 1994 to provide real-time observations of surface currents and water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas Sea Grant is located about three miles (5 km) southeast of the main campus of Texas A&M. It houses administrative offices, Marine Information Service and some members of the Marine Advisory Service.

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