OSIL • Box Corer

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OSIL Box Corer
Environmental ● Geotechnical
Box Corer
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Key Features
  • Depth rated from <100 m to full ocean depth
  • Sampling an area of 0.1 m2
  • Large box sample
  • Minimal contamination
  • Easy to use
  • Reliable operation
  • Rugged construction
  • Well proven design
The OSIL Box Corer is a simple and reliable corer for sampling an area of 0.1 m2 of sediment with minimal disturbance and sample contamination. Its unique double shovel design allows easy access to the sediment for subsampling for subsequent scientific investigation. OSIL Box Corers are widely used for sampling in biological, chemical and geochemical, applications as the relatively large block of sediment provides a large well preserved sample.

The OSIL Box Corer is easily deployed from a deck stand and lowered on a standard lifeboat no-load release, which activates after sediment penetration. The box is closed, top and bottom, by two closely-fitting shovels, mounted on pivot arms. Removable weights allow the corer to be used successfully in a range of sediment types.
Depth Rating
6,000 m
Box Length
0.3 m
Box Width
0.3 m
Box Height
1.2 m
Sampling Area
0.1 m2
Ballast (Max)
200 kg
Sample Area
0.1 m2
Launch & Recovery
A-Frame ● Crane ● Winch
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