Seafloor Samples Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution

Sample Requests
Laboratory Facilities
Sample Distribution Policy

Laboratory Facilities
All the basic materials for sampling the collection are on hand at the Seafloor Samples Lab on the Quissett Campus of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Tools, sample bags, and extensive archival aids are available at the lab. In addition, special facilities for access layout and handling of cores and dredge samples are maintained and ready. Binocular and polarizing microscopes are readily accessible.

Custom core splitting systems are located in the lab and are available for opening a wide variety of liner diameters and materials. Diamond saws and splitting and crushing equipment are located in a dedicated facility adjacent to the sample storage repository.

Visitors are encouraged to bring any specialized tools or subsample containers they might require if non-standard techniques are to be applied. Contact the staff for details of what’s on hand and available for general use at the Mclean Laboratory.