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28 August 2019
Following the well-received tweet this week promoting the available marine sediment cores, the BOSCORF team thought a summary of how to access the collection would be appreciated. BOSCORF curates the UK’s deep-sea sediment core collection, any sediment core collected as part of a UKRI funded research, or cores collected aboard a UKRI research vessel, are housed in our specialist facility in Southampton. The facility and collection are available to all researchers, from first year PhD...
21 August 2019
The Weddell Sea project is focused on investigating the stability or otherwise of the Larsen-C Ice Shelf (eastern Antarctic Peninsula) on the timescale of decades to centuries to millennia. Ice shelves are floating tongues of ice that extend seaward from grounded Antarctic glaciers and ice sheets on land. They are dynamically part of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and make up about 75% of Antarctica’s coastline and cover about 12% of the total area of Antarctica (1.5 M km2). Ice-shelf change can be...
21 August 2019
On Thursday 15th August BOSCORF’s Data Management Assistant, Miros Charidemou, participated in the annual National Oceanography Centre, Southampton Triathlon, held at Calshot Beach. The event included a 500m open water swim, a 16km cycle and a 4.6km run. Miros participated in the relay team event alongside University of Southampton PhD students Emma Watts and Matthew Nichols. The team delivered an excellent performance, finishing first overall in the relay team event, and achieving...
15 August 2019
  Last month, BOSCORF’s Data Management Assistant, Miros Charidemou, travelled to Dublin, Ireland to attend the 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA 2019). Miros presented a poster in the session dedicated to XRF core scanning studies, ‘Interpreting XRF core scanner records of natural and anthropogenic changes in marine and lacustrine archives.’ (To download a PDF copy of Miros’s poster, click here) The session was chaired by Ludvig...
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