Increasing interest in the potential of subsea resources has lead OSIL to develop a range of cutting edge innovative sediment sampling equipment which is used for seabed exploration, environmental management, surveying, etc.
A range of seabed sampling equipment is available from OSIL, from off the shelf items such as grabs and box corers to bespoke coring systems including gravity corers, piston corers (up to 42m) and vibrocorers for dense or compacted sediments. A range of multiple corers can provide samples with an undisturbed sediment/water interface.
Water sampling devices are also available, including single or multiple remote operating bottles. Two sizes of Marine Snow Catcher are available, and the rectangular midwater trawl (RMT) net provides an opening and closing net system for the collection of mid-water plankton and nekton.
Systems tailored to individual project requirements
Global deployment and recovery experience
Experienced field personnel
Multiple Corer, CSA Ocean Sciences
Vibrocorer & Dredge Monitoring System, Mediterranean
Giant Piston Corer, GSI
Giant Marine Snow Catchers, NOC (UK)
Giant Piston Corer, Jamstec
Giant Piston Corer, KIOST
Lightweight Vibrocorer, University of Gdansk
Multiple Corer, University of Gdansk
Marine Snow Catcher, Alfred Wegener Institute
GSI undertake bathymetric studies in Central Andaman Trough
Oceanlab Cruise assisted by OSIL Multiple Corer
OSIL supply Vibrocorer system for seabed studies