We have a wide selection of lake sediment corers suited for different client needs ranging from lightweight gravity samplers ideal for collecting surface sediment samples or piston corers needed to sample deeper (and older) sediments.

Gravity corers can be operated from a small boat in both shallow and deep waters. Piston corers normally need a raft to act as a platform. We also have corers with different diameter core tubes including the 'Big Ben' corer that enables extra large volume samples to be taken e.g. when macrofossil as well as microfossil remains are needed. We take sediment cores for clients not only to provide chemical and biological records but also to calculate rates of sediment infill and infill volumes.

Big Ben Coring
Sediment core collected by 'Big Ben' coring (140 mm diameter) technique