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AMF primarily supports NERC funded research and the NCAS science program, but we also welcome enquiries from any organisation (national & international) interested in making use of our facilities.
The table below shows the steps you are advised to go through inorder to make an application to AMF.
1. Check the facility calendars to make sure the facility you want is available.
Have an idea as to what costs your project may be liable for: AMF will discuss any costs arising with you at the application stage and confirm them when we make an access offer. Applications are costed as per the following costing structure:
Other than the long-term measurement datasets, which are freely available to all, access to NCAS - AMF falls into three categories:
1. University groups engaged in research within the NERC remit, NERC-funded research students, and NERC Centres.
Costs: Minimal costs, mainly project-specific consumables, travel and subsistence
2. Research projects by Partner Organisations: organisations with research agreements with NCAS or NERC.
Costs: As 1 together with marginal staff costs for IS participation
3. Organisations\projects where (1) and (2) do not apply, commercial\non-research use, EU projects or research outside the NERC remit.
Costs: Full cost recovery.
Discuss your project requirements with the relevant AMF Scientist: these scientists are best placed to advise on feasibility and any cost implications your request may have.
Please use the contact link on an individual facility information page to get in touch with the IS.
Submit application:
  • Organisations or projects falling into category 1 or 2 above please use the online AMF Application form.
  • Organisations or projects falling into category 3 above please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. directly.

To ensure fair and transparent access to all our facilities AMF prioritises applications. Click here for further details.

Once an application has been submitted you will receive an acknowledgment and your application will be assigned and unique identification tag: this tag is based on the date and time the application arrives on the server. Full details of how you application is dealt with can be found by clicking here.

Additonal notes to help with your application can be found here

By making an application you are agreeing to abide the AMF terms & conditions of facility usage which includes agreeing to our data policy.

Please do not hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions regarding accessing AMF and the facilities on offer.