Sediment Sampling



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.


OSIL Solutions


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.


OSIL offers:
  • Systems tailored to individual project requirements

  • Global deployment and recovery experience

  • Experienced field personnel

  • State-of-the-art equipment

  • High data return rates



Recent Projects


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



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GSI undertake bathymetric studies in Central Andaman Trough

Oceanlab Cruise assisted by OSIL Multiple Corer

OSIL supply Vibrocorer system for seabed studies

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