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LacCore: National Lacustrine Core Facility

LacCore and the associated Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO) provide infrastructure for scientists utilizing core samples from Earth’s continents in their research, through integrated support for coring and drilling projects, from project inception through curation. Funded by NSF and the University of Minnesota.

Drill Rig at Lake Magadi, Kenya Coring in Glacier National Park Surface Core

Mission

LacCore advocates for, coordinates, and facilitates core-based research on Earth’s continents through collaborative support for logistics, field and laboratory activities, and data and sample curation and dissemination.

Vision

LacCore strives to be the top facility for seamless coordination and collaborative assistance in all aspects of continental core-based research and education.

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