Sediment core collection

Sediment cores are tubes of sediment collected from the bottom of oceans or lakes. By studying the layers in these cores, which may extend tens of thousands of years into the past, scientists are able to investigate the climate and environment at the time that the sediment was deposited. The Polar Sediment Core Facility holds cores collected across Antarctica, the polar oceans, and sub-Antarctic islands.

Please use this portal to explore our core collection, which contains information on cores collected on cruises and expeditions to the polar regions, many of which are stored at the Polar Core Storage Facility at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge.