BOSCORF ran a two-day training course on 'Advanced Techniques in Sediment Core Analysis and Core Data Visualisation' funded by the NERC Doctoral Training Scheme on 24-25 March. The course which focused on non-destructive core logging, data presentation and analysis, was aimed at postgraduate students and early career researchers, particularly those using these techniques in their research. Expert lecturers from industry (Geotek Ltd.) and academia (Universities of Cambridge and Southampton),... Read More
BOSCORF is providing high-resolution ITRAX data from swamp cores taken in the East African Rift Valley for Esther Githumbi of the York Institute for Tropical Ecosystems (University of York) - the first time cores from terrestrial swamps have been investigated using our ITRAX core scanner. East Africa has relatively few multiproxy records of environmental change despite evidence for significant climatic variability and societal change during the Holocene. This research, part of a multi-proxy... Read More
BOSCORF has received 800 m of sediment cores from the Uruguay continental slope donated by ANCAP and BG Group. The UK currently hold no cores from the Uruguay slope and the donation represents a >£6M in-kind investment in terms of ship time that NERC will not need to fund. The cores will be available for collaborative, curiosity-driven research both with BG Group and through independent projects.
The Uruguay slope is an important, albeit relatively poorly known, sedimentological... Read More