Marine Geological Samples Laboratory

Storage of rock and core samples at the MGSL. Photo by Alex DeCiccio.
Storage of rock and core samples at the MGSL. Photo by Alex DeCiccio.

The Marine Geological Samples Laboratory (MGSL) of the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), University of Rhode Island is one of four NSF funded sample repositories (MGSL, LDCR, WHOI SSL, and OSU-MGR) for dredge rocks, deep-sea cores, and land-based geological samples. The MGSL began its life as a collection of materials acquired by the Marine Geology and Geophysics group at GSO/URI but has since grown to also house materials collected by external PIs and vessels from UNOLS, NOAA, and the United States Antarctic Program. The facility is located on the Narragansett Bay Campus of the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett, R.I. Its main purpose is to assure that geological samples are properly stored, described, preserved and available for use by qualified investigators from around the world.


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Contact

mgsl@etal.uri.edu

Co-Curators

Marine Research Specialist IV

Research

Professor of Oceanography

Marine Geology and Geophysics

401.874.6838kelley@uri.edu

Professor of Oceanography

Marine Geology and Geophysics

401.874.6569rebecca_r@uri.edu

Graduate Student Research Assistants

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Katherine Kelley

518.330.6794rlippitt@uri.edu

Ph.D. Student

Advisor: Rebecca Robinson

mrobins@uri.edu