7 photos of researchers conducting coring and drilling work

Continental Scientific Drilling Facility

Welcome to our new 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.

CSDCO and LacCore logos


Whether you're already an expert in the field or just beginning the research process, we are here to help you prepare projects large and small.

A group of researchers examining a potential site for coring during the Deep Dust workshop in 2019


We can connect you with the field equipment, supplies, and services you need to do your field work effectively.

A large pile of coring equipment sits in a garage awaiting shipping


Use our facilities to process and scan your cores and collect the data you need to answer your research questions.

Three female technicians examine and take samples from a core


The CSD Facility curates cores and other samples from any continental location, reference collections, and an extensive data and publication archive.

Cart full of D tubes with red caps indicating they are archive halves of the cores in the foreground with a researcher in the background analyzing data on a computer


Cropped map view of CSD Facility projects

See what the CSD Facility community is doing by searching past, ongoing, and future projects.