Gravity & Piston Coring

Standalone gravity and piston corers provide reasonable sample quality in a range of subsurface environments.

In addition to PROD’s onboard piston coring capabilities, Benthic can provide industry-standard gravity corers, gravity piston corers and jumbo piston corers (JPCs). Operating as free-fall samplers, these corers are triggered when the corer shoe and piston are at the seafloor.

Depending on your project objectives, we can use long or short to acquire reasonable quality samples with a relatively stationary piston. Typical corer lengths are 3m, 6m, 12 m and 15m. 

Provided as part of a stand-alone or integrated solution, all corers are supported by Benthic’s proven expertise in high-quality data acquisition and interpretation.