Training Courses

BOSCORF runs two short training courses each year for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs). We also provide one-to-one training on specific instruments, in case your project requires it.

Introductory course for sediment core collection, analysis, interpretation and visualisation

BOSCORF offers an introductory course in sediment core collection, analysis, interpretation and visualisation. This course is specifically for first year PhD students with limited experience of working with sediments. The course includes an introduction to visual core logging, sampling, grain size analysis and core curation.

Students are introduced to a range of tools for data visualisation, and provided with a comprehensive take home package of software and resources to aid their PhD studies.

Advanced techniques course

The advanced techniques course is intended for later-stage PhDs and ECRs with large volumes of non-destructive core logging data, with a particular focus on XRF data. This course will cover the Avaatech and Itrax Core Scanners, and how each system works.

Tutors will cover the data limitations, methods for interpretation and a variety of tools to aid in the presentation and assessment of data. Students will also be introduced to software solutions designed for handling Itrax and other core logging and scanning data.

Academic year 2021/2022

Visitors to BOSCORF are limited in numbers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. we will announce course dates as soon as possible, when restrictions are lifted.