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IODP Core Repositories

IODP maintains three main core repositories:

Please contact one of the curators to verify the location of cores you are interested in sampling.

Sample information can be obtained from the Janus database (ODP Legs and IODP expeditions through 312) or the LIMS database (starting with IODP expedition 317).

Note Samples from USIO expeditions taken postcruise at the Kochi or Bremen repositores can be accessed via J-CORES (Kochi) or Pangaea (Bremen).

PDF IODP core repositories map

Bremen Core Repository

DSDP Legs: 2–4 (Sites 23-28), 11–14, 36–53, 71–76, 78–82, 93–95
ODP Legs: 101, 103–110, 114, 149–164, 166, 171–173, 174A (Sites 1071–1073), 175, 177, 188, 207–210
IODP Exp: 302–307, 313, 325, 336, 339, 342, 347, 357

The Bremen Core Repository (BCR) is located at the University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. The repository houses cores collected from the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans (north of the Bering Strait) and the Mediterranean, Black, and Baltic Seas.

To contact the staff of this repository:

E-mail: bcr@marum.de,
Telephone: 49-421-218-65566,
Fax: 49-421-218-65565, or
Write to: Holger Kuhlmann
IODP Core Repository
MARUM - University Bremen
Leobener Str
28359 Bremen
Germany

See the BCR web site.

Gulf Coast Repository

DSDP Legs: 1, 4 (Sites 29–31), 5, 6 (Sites 44–52, 55–59), 7–10, 15–18, 19 (Sites 183, 192–193), 20, 21 (Site 204), 28 (Sites 268–274), 29 (Sites 275–279), 30 (Sites 288–289), 32–35, 54–55, 61–70, 77, 83–86, 88–89, 90 (Site 594), 91–92, 96
ODP Legs: 100, 111–113, 119 (Sites 739–744), 124 (Site 777), 129, 130, 132 (Site 810), 136–148, 165, 167–170, 178, 181, 185, 188, 191 (Site 1179), 192, 197–206
IODP Exp: 301, 308–312, 317, 318, 320–321, 324, 327, 329, 330, 334, 335, 340, 341, 344, 345

The Gulf Coast Repository (GCR) is located at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. The repository houses cores from the Pacific Ocean (Pacific plate east of western boundary), the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, and the Southern Ocean (south of 60° except Kerguelen Plateau).

To contact the staff of this repository:

E-mail: rumford@iodp.tamu.edu,
Telephone: 979-845-5056,
Fax: 979-845-0876, or
Write to: Phil Rumford
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station TX 77845-9547
USA

See the GCR web site.

Rutgers Core Repository

ODP Legs: 150X, 174AX

The Rutgers/NJGS Core Repository is a satellite repository of the GCR and houses New Jersey and Delaware land-based cores.

East Coast Repository & West Coast Repository

The East Coast Repository (ECR) at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the West Coast Repository (WCR) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography closed in September 2008. Their core collections were redistributed among the BCR, GCR, and KCC according to the same geographic distribution as IODP cores.

Kochi Core Center

DSDP Legs: 6 (Sites 53–54, 60), 19 (Sites 184–191), 21 (Sites 203, 205–210), 22–27, 28 (Sites 264–267), 29 (Sites 280–284), 30 (Sites 285–287), 31, 56–60, 87, 90
ODP Legs: 115–118, 119 (Sites 736–738, 745), 120–128, 131, 132 (Site 809), 133–135, 176, 178–180, 182, 183 (Sites 1135–1140), 184, 186, 187 (Sites 1152, 1155–1164), 189–190, 191 (Sites 1180–1182), 193–196
IODP Exp: 314–316, 319, 322–323, 331, 333, 337, 343, 346, 348–356, 359

The Kochi Core Center (KCC) is located at Kochi University, Kochi, Japan. The repository houses cores from the Pacific Ocean (west of western boundary of Pacific plate), the Indian Ocean (north of 60°), all of Kerguelen Plateau, and the Bering Sea.

To contact the staff of this repository:

E-mail: curator@jamstec.go.jp,
Telephone: 81-88-878-2241,
Fax: 81-88-878-2192, or
Write to: Curator
Kochi Core Center
200 Monobe-otsu
Nankoku
Kochi 783-8502
Japan

See the KCC English web site.
See the KCC Japanese web site.