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Other repositories



The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program has three main core repository facilities: The - located at the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany; - Gulf Coast Repository located at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas; - located at Kochi University in Kochi, Japan.

Lamont Doherty Core Repository: Columbia University, New York
The collection contains approximately 72,000 metres of core comprising 9,700 piston cores, 7,000 trigger weight cores and 2,000 other core types, including box, kasten and other large diameter gravity cores.

LACCORE: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

LacCore Facility archives several thousands of metres of sediment cores from large and small expeditions to lakes all around the world. 

, University of California San Diego
The SIO Geological Collections contain 6600 sediment cores and over 3500 dredge hauls from the world's oceans. La Jolla, California.
, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, Rhode Island
The Marine Geological Samples Laboratory (MGSL) of the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island serves as the central repository for dredge rocks, deep-sea cores and land-based geological samples collected by the Marine Geology and Geophysics Group. Narrgansett, Rhode Island, USA.

Woods Hole, Massachussetts

The collection contains over 14,000 archived marine geological samples from more than 425 separate oceanographic expeditions. The inventory includes sediment cores, rock dredges, surface grabs and samples collected by DSRV Alvin.


The marine sediment and rock collection at Oregon State University comes from all oceans. As of 2011, it contains over 15,000 metres of sediment from 6000 cores and more than 14,700 rocks from 509 dredges. Corrallis, Oregon, USA.