14 Nov The MSCL-S at the Austrian Core Facility
Geotek has recently installed a Standard Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL-S) at the Austrian Core Facility, University of Innsbruck, Austria, which was inaugurated on the 8th November 2017. The Austrian Core Facility (ACF) is supported by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) HSRM project and is the first of its kind in Austria, providing state of the art laboratory infrastructure for logging of geological core samples.
The Geotek MSCL-S, along with the other instruments installed at the ACF can deliver important information regarding the properties of rock or sedimentary strata. The ACF will use the MSCL-S to investigate scientific questions considering climatic, geological and biological processes and their implications on our modern-day society, as well as prehistoric cultures.
The ACF wishes to focus on interdisciplinary applications of their core analysis infrastructure, which allows for cores to be investigated from a whole range of fields. In particular, the ACF is looking to investigate past climate events as analogues for modern-day climate change. To do this, geologists, ecologists, palaeontologists and scientists, alongside multiple varying fields of research, will acquire soft sediment cores from both lakes and oceans all over the world. Sediment and hard rock cores record climatic changes and events far back in time, and high resolution analysis is needed to understand and investigate these past processes and explore their impact on society. These sediment and rock cores will therefore be analysed on the MSCL-S to non-destructively measure the physical properties of the sediment to maximise the value of these geological climate records.
For more information on the ACF please visit: https://www.uibk.ac.at/geologie/corescanlab/index.html.en