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Equipment Collection

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Karten- und Gerätesammlung_5889.jpgThe equipment collection offers a large pool of geographical field and measuring equipment. In addition to instruments for climatology, hydrology, vegetation geography, geomorphology and soil studies, the collection also includes instruments for human geography such as Dictaphones. The inventory list (in German only) provides an overview of all available instruments.

The instruments can be borrowed by students and staff of the Geography Department for field courses, theses (Bachelor, Master) as well as research projects.


Borrowing equipment


Equipment can be borrowed during opening hours. Borrowers must always state the following:

  • Surname and first name
  • Type and number of instruments
  • Address, telephone number and email address
  • Borrowing and return date
  • Student ID and registration number


Orders should be placed at least five days before the equipment is collected in order to guarantee availability.

Outside opening hours, orders may be placed by email or may be left in the mailbox in the office. Orders should be placed at least five days before the equipment ist needed.



Returning equipment

Equipment should be returned during opening hours. The instruments must be clean and funtioning properly. Borrowers are liable for the cost of repairs arising from damage to the instruments. Returns outside of opening hours by appointment only; appointments can be made by email or telephone: +49 (0)228- 732100.


Administrative staff


Head of the equipment collection

Anna Schoch-Baumann

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Student assistants

Meera Klußmann
Fabian Flöck

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