SCOR Working Group 100

Sediment Coring for International Global Change Research

Nick Pisias (USA)
Other Full Members
L. Carter (New Zealand), R. Carter (Australia), Bill Curry (USA), E. Jansen (Norway), Laurent Labeyrie (France), L. Mayer (Canada), T. Oba (Japan), Tom Pedersen (Canada), Nick Shackleton (UK), Gerold Wefer (Germany), and Pinxian Wang (China-Beijing)
Terms of Reference
  1. To coordinate international efforts to collect good quality piston cores, Kasten cores and Box cores from the world ocean suitable for collaborative studies of global change over the geologically recent past as required by the PAGES and JGOFS of IGBP.

  2. To advise on the description, curation and sampling of these cores and on protocols for the distribution of samples for specialist analysis.

  3. To promote the construction of a database of available deep-sea core material providing enough information to promote the efficient use by the international scientific community of existing as well as new core material.

  4. To promote the increasing use of non-destructive tools for obtaining high-resolution logs of deep-sea sediment cores.

Financial Sponsors
  • IMAGES–International Marine Global Change Study. Science and Implementation Plan