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October 12, 2016
A BOEM-funded Hurricane Sandy initiative is creating a new inventory of potential offshore sediment resources in federal waters in the Atlantic.
The project involved collecting, analyzing and cataloging 189 sediment cores offshore 11 East Coast states from Miami, Florida, to Massachusetts beginning in 2015. These cores are now part of the Lamont-Doherty Core Repository's collection.
Coastal managers, scientists and others will be able to access the physical core samples and the new data, which will be shared through Lamont’s System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) at http://www.geosamples.org/. Ultimately, the full set of ASAP metadata will be accessible through Lamont’s main database, the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMGLS), http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/curator/curator.html. Data sets available include core descriptions and photographs as well as grain size analysis.
BOEM has recently published summary reports on efforts by state agencies and state universities to update maps and consolidate databases related to offshore sediment resources. These activities were made possible through cooperative agreements between BOEM and 13 Atlantic states from Florida to Maine in 2014. Summaries of the cooperative agreement reports are available at the Marine Minerals Program’s revamped website: http://www.boem.gov/MMP-State-and-Regional-Activities/.
The mission of BOEM’s Marine Minerals Program is to facilitate access to and manage the Nation’s (OCS) non-energy marine minerals, particularly sand and gravel, through environmentally responsible stewardship of resources, prudent assessments of exploration and leasing activities, coordination with governmental partners, engagement of stakeholders, strategic planning, and mission-focused scientific research to improve decision-making and risk management. For more information, see http://www.boem.gov/Marine-Minerals-Program.
May 3, 2016
Congratulations to the Repository's Director, Maureen Raymo, on being elected to the National Academy of Sciences!!
July 7, 2015
We have a lot of projects going on at the Core Repository this summer, as well as a few new faces. Alex and Deandra will be working on our Carbonate Project this summer, creating high resolution carbonate transects of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans from our core collection. Deandra is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, and Alex just finished his first year at Carleton College.
Frank just finished his first year at Cornell University. He is working on our educational outreach materials! Here he is photographing microfossils retrieved from our collection.
Ellen, Kateri, and Ian are local high school students who will be organizing our coral collection this summer.
June 26, 2015
The Rockland Service Corps visited us at the Core Repository and checked out our collection of Husdon River Cores.
June 24, 2015
James Hunt, a researcher from the Southampton Geohazards and Sedimentology group, visits us at the Core Repository!
June 12, 2015
The Core Repository has made its debut in comedy, in an Upright Citizens Brigade sketch about Jurassic Park!
June 9, 2015
Retired teachers from Scarsdale, NY tour the Core Repository and give us some teaching tips.
June 4, 2015
Student scientists from SUNY ESF (Sate University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry).
May 27, 2015
Primoris Academy from Westwood, NJ vists the Core Repository.
May 26, 2015
A homeschooled group vists the Core Repository.
May 13, 2015
Bergen Academy, a local high school, visits the Core Repository.
May 5, 2015
PhD candidate Allison Jacobel gives a talk about sediment cores to graduate students in the Columbia University Journalism School.
April 25, 2015
The Core Repository helps celebrate Earth Day at the Northen Valley Earth Fair in Old Tappan, NJ.
April 24, 2015
Big News! Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, visited Palisades, NY on Friday, April 24, 2015 to announce that the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Lamont) will sign a $35 million, five-year cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to manage scientific support services for U.S. scientists conducting oceanic research.
Dr. Nancy Low-Hogan (Rockland County Legislature), Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Dr. Art Lerner-Lam (Deputy Director of LDEO), Dr. Maureen Raymo (Director of the Core Repository), Dr. Carl Brenner (Director of the U.S. Science Support Program for IODP), and Dr. David Goldberg (Director of Marine Programs),
Dr. Raymo show Congresswoman Nita Lowey how cores can record mass extinction events.
Research Assistants Kara Dennis and Clara Chang explain how we can infer climatic changes from cores to a reporter.
April 6, 2015
Boyscouts from Troop 13 in Brooklyn, NY visit the Core Repository.
March 20, 2015
The Core Repository participates in the Sun/Earth day at the American Museum of Natural History.
March 15, 2015
Student from Ability School learn about plate tectonics in the Core Repository.
February 20, 2015
Dr. Raymo and Dr. deMenocal's Cenozoic Paleoceanography class has a special lab in the Core Repository.
October 11, 2014
We had an amazing time and a lot of visitors at the Lamont-Doherty Open House.
May 1, 2014
Our very own Maureen Raymo wins the 2014 Milankovich Medal at EGU! Congrats Dr. Raymo!
April 22, 2014
Mike Sandstrom, graduate student, explains his research to a local school group.
April 15, 2014
Local boyscouts visit the Core Repository.
November 11, 2013
Dr. Dallas Abbott is interviewed for a documentary, "Sacred Sites of Ireland."
October 18, 2013
The Irvington, NY Cub Scouts Pack #120 visit the Core Repository.
Curator Nichole Anest answered questions ranging from phytoplankton to plate tectonics and gave a tour of the historic Vema and Conrad sediment core locker. The Scouts ended their visit by sieving sediment for foraminifera and examining them under a microscope.
September 12, 2013
Core Repository Tech Angel Mojarro joins the science party of the R/V Revelle as the Multi-Sensor Core Logger technician.
Follow this cruise at pacwarmpool.blogspot.com
R/V Robert Revelle anchored in the bay of Alotau, PNG
July 19, 2013
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Directors including Astronaut Piers Sellers tour the repository with LDEO Director Sean Solomon during a recent visit to Lamont to discuss the ongoing and future collaborations between GISS and the Earth Institute.
Peter Hildebrand, Piers Sellers, Nicholas White, Sean Solomon and Core Repository Director Maureen Raymo
NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers - " I wonder how a diatom keeps its individuality... they must have interesting hobbies"
June 18, 2013
The Core Repository is proud to show off its brand new Visualization Hyperwall system for use with Corewall core description and data visualization software, scientific data processing, and educational scientific visualizations! And best of all, it is accessible by anyone using the corelab facilities!
The Hyperwall is a 3 x 2 array of six 30" Ultrasharp (2560x1600) Dell Monitors powered by a MacPro configured with 12 Intel Xeon cores at 3.06Ghz, 64GB of RAM, and dual high-performance ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB graphic cards.
The Hyperwall running Corewall - sediment core images are superimposed with data such as density, natural gamma, and magnetic susceptibility.
June 14, 2013
The Core Repository is social!
You can now follow us on twitter and instagram for the most current Core Repository news and view our photo archive of old cruises on flickr.
Two members from the Dhaka University Earth Observatory recently visited the Core Repository for training on how to build and curate a sediment core repository. After two long weeks of rock hard bootcamp we bid farewell to our Bangladeshi colleagues and wish them the best on their future core repository!
On April 5th, a group of journalists organized by the State Department toured the Core Repository with Director Maureen Raymo.
April 2, 2013
First, high schoolers as part of the Young Women in Science series from the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at Columbia University get an introduction to the geosciences and sediment cores!
Then, students from the Columbia Journalism School stop by to learn all about sediment cores with Curator Nichole Anest and ongoing research in peatlands with Dr. Jon Nichols.
February 27, 2013
The UN Comission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) stop by the Core Repository during the recent visit to Lamont with Director Sean C. Solomon.
Dr. Maureen Raymo and Members of the CLCS tour the repository.
Dr. Maureen Raymo and a transect of cores from the continental shelf to the abyssal plains.
Members of the CLCS exploring diatom slides.
January 22, 2013
2013 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise Opportunity
The 2013 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise will instruct early career marine scientists, including PhD students, on how to effectively plan for, acquire, utilize and report on time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education. The full program will take place from October 13-22, 2013, beginning and ending at the University of Rhode Island Marine Operation Facilities in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and will include a seven-day cruise on the R/V Endeavor to at sea locations in the Middle Atlantic Bight. Small stipends are provided for participant travel costs (from within the United States only), research supplies and shipping. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2013. For more information, click here.
November 29, 2012
The Core Repository Hyperwall promises to offer a fully interactive educational experience spanning the geosciences and invaluable professional training opportunities - all on a stunning 7' x 3' high-resolution display!
This project is made possible by 'The Lamont-Doherty Core Repository in the 21st Century - A Hyperwall for Public Education and Professional Training' initiative and generous support from the from the Advisory Board of Innovation.
October 5, 2012
The Core Repository team lent their coring expertise to young aspiring geo-scientists this past Thursday the 4 th during the 10 th annual ‘ A Day in the Life of the Hudson River’. Read about it in the local coverage.
September 18, 2012
June 1, 2012
Some of the summer interns working at LDEO this year.
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers led by Mike Passow.
Learning how a piston core works.
In an aisle of our core stacks, telling stories.
Students learning the art of handheld XRF scanning.
Voice of America, January 9, 2012
Maureen Raymo, director of Lamont-Doherty's Core Repository, speaks about the significance of sea floor sediments in studying the environmental impacts of climate change.