The Center's facilities include:
- main campus near the town of Madang
- Swire Research Station in lowland rainforests near Wanang Village [ pictures ]
- Ubii field research camp in montane rainforest near Kotet Village [ pictures ]
- Ohu bush laboratory in lowland rainforests near Madang town [ pictures ]
The main station has four buildings with dormitory-style accommodation quarters for 30 people and three laboratories with 200 m2 of air-conditioned laboratory space.
The equipment includes 15 computers connected to a local wireless network with broadband internet access via satellite link, a network of four HF radios, satellite phones, a small library of mainly biological books, six stereomicroscopes with fibre-optic lights and macro photography including image montage software, two back-up electricity generation units, 14 insect cabinets, insect and plant drying ovens, freezers, shade-house for plant experiments and a room for insect rearing. An insect reference collection of more than 1,500 species is on-site. The Center has three 4WD vehicle (Toyota Landcruiser).
The Swire Research Station [ link ] comprises three buildings with accommodation and lab space, HF radio and solar electricity in lowland forests.
The Ubii camp provides accommodation and laboratory space with basic equipment for insect rearing and mounting, one stereomicroscope, one laptop computer, solar insect dryer, solar power and a greenhouse.
The Center is adjacent to the Madang Lagoon with exceptionally species-rich coral reefs and marine life. It has also an easy access to primary and secondary lowland rain forests (0-400 m asl.), stretching from the coast to the slopes of the Adelbert Mts. Annual rainfall in the Madang area is 3558 mm, usually with a distinct dry season from July to September, while air temperature varies very little during the year, with mean monthly temperature of 26.5°C.