News

12 August 2019
BOSCORF was delighted to hold the first meeting of the new BOSCORF Advisory Group last month.  The meeting provided an opportunity to celebrate the recent success of BOSCORF becoming a Large Research Infrastructure as part of NERC’s National Capability portfolio.  The commissioning has funded the BOSCORF repository and services for a 10 year period. The Chair of the Advisory Group, Professor Ian Hall congratulated BOSCORF in its success of securing this new status within...
5 August 2019
The 19th Meeting of the Curators of Marine, Lacustrine, and Geological Samples was hosted by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in June 2019. These biennial meetings are important events in the curatorial calendar, providing opportunities for curators to share best practise, learn about new technological developments, and improve global accessibility to core datasets.  Ten repositories gave oral update reports at the meeting.  The three highlight topic sessions took the theme...
29 May 2019
Tephrochronology is a vital tool for correlating palaeoceanographic, palaeoclimatic and archaeological records around the Mediterranean. Extensive studies of tephra layers from marine sediments in the central Mediterranean (Ionian, Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas) have enhanced our understanding of archaeological, palaeoclimatological and volcanological records in that region. However, the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean Seas have not so far benefited from the stratigraphic and chronological...
28 May 2019
This year, Miros, Millie and Mike all visited the Continental Scientific Drilling Co-ordination Office/LacCore at the University of Minnesota. This was to attend one of the LacCore training courses delivered as part of the training and workforce development program, and gave BOSCORF staff an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practise with another core repository. LacCore is primarily a lake coring facility, offering a full service from project planning to delivery, and core analysis....
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