September 19, 2020
Sediment Core Example BOSCORF is the UK's national deep sea core repository and maintains an extensive collection of marine sediment cores for scientific research.  The 2020 annual report of the BOSCORF facilities and sediment core collection to its funder (UKRI NERC) has identified a suite of sediment cores as a candidate for deaccession and release to the scientific and academic communities.  These sediment cores, originally collected from 1986 to 1990 by the Geological Survey of the... Read more
May 21, 2020
BOSCORF will be reopening laboratory services on May 26th. We would encourage anyone considering using the BOSCORF analysis facilities, the open access sediment core collection or preparing a grant proposal to get in touch. 1. Project costings for grant applications: If you are developing a grant proposal that includes samples from the sediment core collection or the use of the analysis facilities, please email with an outline of your planned sediment core... Read more
May 6, 2020
MSCL-S BOSCORF operating procedure BOSCORF has revised its working procedures for gathering data on all sediment cores analysed at the facility including new sediment cores accessioned into the collection.  BOSCORF aims to log all sediment cores using the MSCL-S (Geotek Multi Sensor Core Logger – Standard) prior to splitting.  This ensures that the best quality data is captured from the sediment cores.  Physical property datasets are highly requested, however if the data is not captured soon after sediment core... Read more