7 photos of researchers conducting coring and drilling work

Continental Scientific Drilling Facility

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Continental Scientific Drilling Community Science Planning Site

    •    Energy Transition
    •    Fault Mechanics and Earthquakes
    •    Hydrology and Critical Zone
    •    Geomicrobiology
    •    Paleorecords
    •    Volcanism and Margins

CSD Community Science Planning

The CSD Facility is coordinating efforts across the community to orient toward new opportunities and articulate science-driven needs in the coming years.

Welcome to our site!

We are excited to announce that we have completed the merger of LacCore and CSDCO into the Continental Scientific Drilling (CSD) Facility. All functions of both facilities are maintained under the new name and single focal point for all types of research involving coring and drilling on land and in lakes.

Explore our project dashboard or read more about our Facility to learn more about the work we do.

Not sure where to find what you're looking for? Use our Site Index to help you navigate.

We also have YouTube channel that includes project documentaries, fieldwork footage, and educational resources.

CSD Facility YouTube

How We Can Support Your Research


From Idea to Impact:
Lifecycle of CSD Facility Projects

Plan. Collect. Analyze. Archive.

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Kenai Peninsula Hydroclimate Project
Kenai Peninsula Hydroclimate Project
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Hominin Sites & Paleolakes Drilling Project


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by searching past, ongoing, and future projects.