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

Four drilers and a scientist watch a core being drilled in a dusty savannah
Summer Drilling camp students coring on a lake in Minnesota
Four scientists examine a new core as it emerges during night time drilling
Two scientists stand on a lake shore with the cataraft

Fluid Characterization

As an element of integrated support for core-based research, the CSD Facility maintains resources for sampling and field analysis of borehole production gases, collection of core pore water, and field characterization of ambient water bodies.

Coring and Drilling Systems

The CSD Facility maintains an array of field equipment for sampling water and sediment in most environmental settings. The coring devices range from simple, lightweight dredges and samplers designed to recover only the uppermost sequences to a marine coring system adapted for portability and deployment in lakes.


A suite of vessels and platforms are available for use in a variety of open-water settings.

Field Supplies

The Facility maintains a large inventory of commonly-used field supplies including core liners and caps.