Advanced techniques in sediment core logging and data visualisation

A Three-Day training Course: Advanced techniques in sediment core analysis and core data visualisation

at BOSCORF, National Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, Southampton

Date: 4th - 6th September, 2017 - Applications now open online

Deadline June 30th 2017

BOSCORF is pleased to announce it is running a repeat of their succesful 2015 course aimed at Ph.D. students and early stage researchers working on cored terrestrial, lacustrine and marine sediments in the environmental sciences. This course ran for the first time in March 2015 with 18 participants, and focused on delivering a hands on approach to non-destructive sediment core analysis. This time we are pleased to welcome several invited speakers from the University of Southampton, the University of Cambridge and GeoTek to provide a comprehensive overview of available techniques in our state-of-the-art facilities.


The course will focus on state-of-the-art non-destructive core logging and interpretation of the data obtained.  Students will become familiar with the main types of core logging instruments currently in use

  • their principles of operation
  • the types of data produced
  • validation of core logger data though identification and elimination of data artefacts
  • software solutions available for integration and analysis of large diverse and disparate datasets produced by loggers and conventional core logging
  • scientific applications of core logger data
  • internationally accepted data protocols, cataloguing and means of promoting data accessibility

Practical exercises will reinforce and test understanding of the principles and applications covered by the course. This year students will be given training in a new software package to aid in the presentation and interpretation of data from the core scanners (iPoint).

Space is limited to 15 participants if the course is oversubscribed, participants will be chosen according to their specific training need.



A course programme will be finalized programme will be published shortly. If you are interested in partipating in the course, places will be released once the date has been finalized, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions: .