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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.

Livingstone coring at Lake Junin, Peru Drill Rig at Lake Towuti, Indonesia Drilling and Coring Summer Institute ICD


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.


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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