Visitor Information

Hundreds of scientists from around the world visit the CSD Facility each year. The information below may be useful for planning your trip.

CSD Facility Google Map

Our customized Google Map has markers for the CSD Facility labs and offices, sites to pick up or drop off cores or equipment, and parking locations, along with hotel and restaurant information for the nearby region. 

Core Processing Form

Facility visitors bringing new core samples should complete the Core Processing Form.

Travel & Lodging

Directions for reaching the CSD Facility. Three hotels are located within easy walking distance of the Facility. If you have a car, it's best to leave it at the hotel and walk to/from the lab each day.

Arrival, Maps & Parking

Pick-up / drop-off directions for the Facility labs and the repository. Maps and pictures of our building.


The policies under which the the CSD Facility operates are consistent with applicable NSF policies and have been formulated through discussions with NSF, the Facility governance committees, and the research community.