Global seabed sampling experts Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) have delivered a 12 station Multiple Corer to XMU University in China.
The hydrostatically damped Multi Corer is capable of collecting up to 12 samples simultaneously, which include a high-quality sediment sample and the overlying supernatant water.
The corer is constructed from stainless steel and features detachable core assemblies, which enables the core tubes (or if necessary the entire core tube assembly) to be removed from the corer for analysis or storage, according to OSIL.
The core tubes are sealed top and bottom once the sample has been taken, allowing rapid retrieval of the corer without jeopardizing sample integrity.
The corers are available in a 600mm or 800mm length core tube specification, OSIL said.