Workshop: Giant Piston Coring capability on RRS Sir David Attenborough

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Are you interested in getting an up to 40 m long marine sediment core for either high-resolution Holocene or Late Quaternary reconstructions? For example, for high resolution Holocene or Late Quaternary reconstructions or any other science question. If so, please read on!

We are pleased to invite you to a community workshop (hybrid format) to develop and discuss plans for future use of the Giant Piston Corer (GPC) from the new NERC research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Note: The ship’s geographical working areas are not only limited to the polar regions, so this call is not just for polar scientists.

The basic details for the workshop are given below, and the workshop programme can be found through the registration link below. If you are interested in attending, please register by 15th of March 2024. Please also note that in-person places are limited to 40 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.


What: UK Science Community Workshop for Giant Piston Coring capability on RRS Sir David Attenborough

When: 27th of March 2024; 10.15 – 16.00 hr

Format: Hybrid – online and in person

Where: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, CB3 0ET, UK

Cost: FREE! There are no travel funds available but lunch and refreshments will be provided


Please register via using this linkNote that registration closes on 15th of March 2024

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us. And please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues in your research group/department who may be interested in attending the workshop. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand ( & Kelly Hogan (