ISCORF at NUIM
A dedicated laboratory suite at Laraghbryan House (formerly St Anne's), part
of the ICARUS research facility at NUIM, houses a Geotek
Multi Sensor Core Logger (MSCL-S)(http://www.geotek.co.uk/). The laboratory
is a national research facility and attempts to provide an open door to all
third-level Irish palaeoenvironmental research groups for low cost but
high-precision and accuracy data collection. Application for use of the
facility should be made directly to the Laboratory Director, Dr. Steve McCarron
Whole or split cores of soft sediment or bedrock can be evaluated for a number
of physical properties, including: Bulk Density; Magnetic susceptibility; P-wave
transmissivity (velocity), Electrical Resistivity and Colour and quantities such as
Fractional Porosity estimated. Core splitting of soft sediment cores up to 1.5m long
is also available on custom built Geotek core splitter. Refrigeration and storage space
for cores is not available beyond the analysis period.
Getting to ISCORF
The Laboratory occupies a set of interconnected rooms in a wing of
Laraghbryan House (formerly known as St Anne's), at the end of the St Anne's
Carpark (it's a former garage!). This building principally houses the
ICARUS climate change research group. The Lab is thus on the North Campus
of NUI Maynooth, at location #43 on this map.
The North Campus is located on the Kilcock Road heading west from Maynooth,
which is itself located just off the M4, 15km west of Dublin. Parking
throughout the campus (and in the St Anne's carpark itself) is permit
controlled, with some pay and display spaces available.
Overnight accomodation on the Campus is available here.