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 project’s international team, funded by the Expedition and Education Foundation (EEF), a charitable foundation... 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 the main long-term drivers of heat distribution... Read more
November 22, 2017
This month, PhD Student Rachel Devine details her work using the ITRAX to count Swedish Varves, and constraining the drainiage of the Baltic Ice Lake.   Picture: Varves from the Baltic Ice Lake in Östergötland – Image Credit Rachel Devine During the last deglaciation, outbursts of cold water into the North Atlantic have been proposed to alter climate by modifying the salinity of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, causing significant cooling events... Read more