BOSCORF is responsible for long-term storage and curation of sediment cores collected through UKRI-NERC research programmes. We promote secondary usage of sediment core samples and analytical data relating to the sample collection.
BOSCORF specialises in acquiring physical and chemical data from geological core samples. We operate a suite of non-destructive analysis and imaging systems; our analytical and imaging services can be used by the scientific community and commercial clients.
BOSCORF is the UK’s largest deep-sea sediment repository and state-of-the-art research facility
BOSCORF is part of the National Oceanography Centre. Our core collection holds unique geological samples used by scientists worldwide to investigate topics such as geo-hazards, climate change and marine ecosystems.Learn more about our research facility
Locate sediment cores using the interactive map. Contact us for information on our sample holdings.
Request data, instrument time, samples, or expert advice
BOSCORF can help you obtain samples, data, instrument time, or provide the expert advice you may need for your research. We have an extensive database of marine sediment core-derived data and metadata. You can request instrument time or samples if existing datasets don’t answer your research questions. We can also assist with analysing sediment cores that aren’t part of the BOSCORF collection. For non-academic clients, we provide a consultancy service.Find out about our services
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19 Jan 2024Marine sediment cores are stored in this space at the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository. Credit: Nichole Anest Colleagues and friends from URI,...
28 Nov 2023Today, we welcomed a brand new Cox Analytical Itrax FleXRay X-ray fluorescence sediment core scanner to our research facility. Providing the...
28 Nov 2023Last week, BOSCORF hosted a workshop for the Micropalaeontological Society's AGM, that was being held at the National Oceanography Centre in...
03 Nov 2023Over the past year, BOSCORF has been helping PhD student, Hannah Muir, to split, image and process sediment cores from the Isle of Man. Hannah...
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Source rock potential and spatial distribution of the stratigraphic formations in the central Mediterranean Ridge: Evidence...
Evaluation of geomagnetic relative palaeointensity as a chronostratigraphic tool in the Southern Ocean: Refined Plio-/...
Disparate energy sources for slow and fast DansgaardâOeschger cycles
Rapid laminated clastic alluviation associated with increased Little Ice Age flooding co-driven by climate variability and...