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LacCore: National Lacustrine Core Facility

The LRC LacCore Facility supports lake sediment research in the field and laboratory, as well as through the curation of cores and data, and distribution of samples. Funded by NSF and the University of Minnesota, the Facility was established in 2000 and today archives almost 20,000 meters of high quality sediment cores from large and small expeditions to lakes all around the world.


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

Core Values

Drill Rig in Ethiopia Livingstone coring with the Manoomin Interns The Bolivia Corer Underwater