Field Research Office

Dr. Martyn Unsworth, FRO Director

FRO Director, Dr. Martyn Unsworth

Field research at the University of Alberta makes a major contribution to our core activities of academic activities and student training. Geographically, our researchers are active in the field from coast to coast in Canada and internationally we have a presence on every continent. 

Field Research Office (FRO)

The FRO aims to facilitate off-campus research activities, including all types of field, archival, library or other research, as well as field trips and field schools, carried out nationally or internationally.  We provide advice and offer the following services: 
  • Info on field operations and/or safety plans so that they are compliant with U of A policy and OHS legislation
  • Info on mitigation tools such as training, PPE, etc. for your hazards identified
  • Equipment Rentals at cost-recovery (satellite communication devices, AEDs and Medical First Aid Kits)
  • Connections to other field researchers within the U of A community

Field Research Activities Committee (FRAC)

FRAC is made up of faculty members who specialize in field research, safety technicians, senior management within EHS and RMS who come together to provide a channel of communication between field researchers and senior administration and work towards solutions and advancement of issues identified by the field research community within the U of A.