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Leading environmental monitoring systems manufacturers Ocean Scientific International Ltd (OSIL) is pleased to report that its range of robust and easy to use vibrocorer systems are increasingly in use worldwide.

A multitude of users in Europe, Asia and Africa currently boast a modular OSIL vibrocoring system amongst their geotechnical assets, and have put the systems to work on a variety of marine reclamation projects, offshore drilling works and pipeline route surveys in addition to academic studies.


The OSIL Vibrocorers have been designed as tough but versatile modular systems for the sampling of densely compacted sediments in up to 250m water depth, which are easy to transport and which minimise dockside assembly for quicker mobilisation. The Vibrocorers benefit from a simple deployment and recovery procedure, which suits opportunistic use of available vessels.


The systems can either be assembled dockside or on the vessel itself into a 3m or 6m system before deploying over the stern. The corers have been designed for straightforward horizontal or vertical recovery on the vessel and effortless removal of the core barrel and sample once back on deck.


OSIL’s global reputation for the production of simple, cost effective sediment coring systems has steadily increased year-on-year as a direct result of word-of-mouth recommendations from existing clients.