February 7, 2018
BOSCORF currently has two vacancies within the team, applications are open until February the 13th for both roles, full details can be found on the links below. Please contact the Curator for an informal discussion about the roles and requirements.   Position 1: Curatorial Assistant This role will support the operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments and core loggers and assist visitors and other users of the repository (mainly scientific researchers and... Read more
January 30, 2018
January 2018 saw the first run of a new course delivered by BOSCORF and the University of Southampton: "Techniques and protocols in sediment core description, analysis, data visualization and interpretation". This course was designed for first year PhD students to provide a rapid introduction to the key skills needed for successful analysis of sediment cores and sediment data. "I really enjoyed the technique and protocols in sediment core description, analysis, visualisation and... Read more
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 sediments... Read more