BOSCORF operates a suite of advanced state-of-the-art equipment for non-destructive core analysis for community use. This includes a Multi-Sensor Core Logging (MSCL) system which measures gamma ray attenuation, magnetic susceptibility and compressional wave velocity. Cores can also be logged using a cyrogenic magnetometer (by arrangement with the University of Southampton School of Ocean and Earth Science). Core image scanning and colour spectral analysis are also available. A split core micro-XRF core scanner, allowing continuous downcore high resolution element profiling and x-radiography has just been acquired.



BOSCORF also provides office and microscope facilities for visiting researchers. The BOSCORF laboratory at NOCS provides computing facilities for BOSCORF users. Core descriptions, cruise reports and accessory datasets may be consulted.

Why preserve sediment cores?