The CASA consortium was initially funded by the “Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (ETH Board)” and the “Swiss University Conference (SUC)”.
The national SwissSIMS ion microprobe represents an investment of about 6MCHF and was co-financed by the “Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)”. This instrument was been acquired by contributions from the University of Lausanne (UNIL), Geneva (UNIGE), Bern (UNIBE) and of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).
The NanoSIMS N50L instrument (4MCHF) has been funded by an “European Research Council (ERC)” project and the “Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)”.
The Cryo-SEM Gemini 500 instrument was funded equally by the Faculty of Geological Sciences and the Environment at University of Lausanne and the School of Architecture, Civil- and Environmental Engineering at EPFL.