January 29, 2018


This month, Dr. Anna Lichtschlag has been using the BOSCORF ITRAX to assess the geochemistry of sediments potentially containing valuable marine resources:

Polymetallic nodules are small concretions found worldwide on the seafloor in water depth of up to 6000 m. The nodules contain economically significant amounts of metals such as Ni, Cu, Zn, Co and Mo and for this reason they are a target for future mining operations. During mining of the nodules the seafloor... Read More

January 11, 2018

The University of Southampton led Black Sea MAP (Maritime Archaeological Project in partnership with the Bulgarian National Archaeological Institute with Museum ( and Centre for Underwater Archaeology (CUA;, is one of the largest and most ambitious projects of its type ever undertaken. The... Read More

November 27, 2017

BOSCORF has recently completed a large ITRAX scanning project with Matt Nichols, currently a second year PhD at Southampton. Here Matt details how he will be using the Ca/Ti ratio to refine the age model for his core, and the importance of XRF data in this study.


Mediterranean outflow water (MOW) leaking into the Atlantic Ocean has been shown to significantly affect Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), one of... Read More