An abundance of information can be recovered from sediments of marine climate archives regarding climate changes of the past. Even though encrypted, this information is present as geochemical, sedimentological and physical measuring units (“proxies”). We manage several laboratories in which we extract this kind of data.
We conduct marine expeditions in order to locate and sample certain sediment archives of the ocean floor. These archives are formed variably in regards to the sediment composition and –structure, their origin and transport mechanisms, deposition settings, sedimentation rates and time intervals.
In order to locate and sample these achieves, we utilize a combination of different technologies: parasound, multicorer, box corer, gravity corer, kasten corer and piston corer. This equipment can also be borrowed with some restrictions.
We develop the Ocean Data View (ODV) software for the analysis and visualization of marine and other environmental data. Many important oceanographic and atmospheric datasets are provided for download as ODV collections. We also produce electronic atlases containing the original digital datasets as well as large visual galleries with many 2D sections along ship tracks as well as basin-wide spinning 3D scenes.