Basic Core Analysis
The Basic Core Analysis course provides an introduction to core analysis techniques. Its objectives are to offer students an opportunity to learn, through lectures and practical training, in a systematic manner as is rarely offered by a university curriculum, how to macroscopically classify the lithofacies of core samples, prepare and view smear slides, and perform non-destructive measurements using a multi-sensor core logger and spectrophotometer. Practical training is designed to let participants observe the variations of sediment in real core samples, both with the unaided eye and under the microscope. Since the Kochi Core Center, the school venue, serves both as IODP repository and as analysis base mainly for core samples, young researchers and students can also get a virtual experience of the core flow onboard the Chikyu or the JOIDES Resolution and the flow of analyzing continental drilling core. Participants of this course are practically applying their newly gained knowledge and techniques to their respective research tasks.
Call for participation in the 2022 Basic Core Analysis course [finished]
J-DESC is accepting applications from foreign students in Japan to the Basic Core Analysis course.
*ATTENTION*: Lectures and practical trainings will be presented basically in Japanese. Participants can ask questions in English at any time. The textbook is prepared in English.
|Date||17-20 March, 2022|
|Venue||Kochi Core Center, Nankoku city, Kochi, Japan|
|Target||For students and early-career scientists in Japan who have interest in core description and non-destructive measurements of marine sediment core.|
|Participation fee||1,000 Japanese Yen|
*Other expenses (including dormitory charges for 3 nights, meal charges): approx. 10,000 Japanese Yen
|Application deadline||17 February, 2022 (JST)|
Travel expenses support for J-DESC members
Maximum 10,000 Japanese Yen/ person
Please select “Yes” to the question “Do you need travel expenses support? “ on the application form.
How to apply
Fill the application form. [closed]
Japanese (partially English*)
* Lectures and practical trainings will be presented basically in Japanese.
Participants can ask questions in English at any time. The textbook is prepared in English.
- Outline of IODP
- Introduction to Visual Core description
- Introduction to Smear slides
- Introduction to Non-destructive measurement
- Introduction to core curation
- X-ray CT scanner
- Visual core description
- Smear slides
- Multi-Sensor Core Logger (MSCL)
- Goichiro Uramoto (Kochi Univ.)
- Minoru Ikehara (Kochi Univ.)
- Takeshi Arimoto (JAMSTEC)