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Students visiting BOSCORF facility
6 February 2017
  This year BOSCORF is participating in a new format of UCAS experience days in association with the Geology undergraduate programmes at the University of Southampton. Students who have selected Southampton as one of their five final choices have been offored the opportunity for a hands-on experience day at the National Oceanography Centre. BOSCORF is hosting one of the lab based sessions on each of the days, and students applying for the Geology based course take part in a session...
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1 December 2016
Abstract deadline extended       ·         Paleoenvironmental research (lacustrine & marine) ·         Environmental forensics and pollution ·         Mineral resources and gas hydrate studies ·         Other novel applications   Conference Website: http://b00302249.wixsite.com/mxcs...
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10 August 2015
This month sees publication of a new book on Micro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores - Applications of a non-destructive tool for the environmental sciences, edited by Ian Croudace (University of Southampton) and Guy Rothwell (BOSCORF).  This book is published by Springer in their Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (No. 17)    This is the first book of its kind, dedicated to studies of sediment cores using micro-XRF core scanners, which have...
28 May 2015
PhD student Stephanie Bates from the University of Bristol visited BOSCORF to take SEM micrographs of benthic foraminifera. Her PhD project involves measuring Ba/Ca in benthic foraminifera and using this as a proxy for seawater alkalinity. Before measuring trace metal ratios such as Ba/Ca in foraminifera collected from marine sediments, it is necessary to clean them using a series of reagents intended to remove different contaminants. The SEM micrographs show the physical effects of...