DOSECC serves the geosciences community by planning and conducting scientific drilling projects and designing and constructing specialized drilling equipment for scientific applications.


Our international experience includes coring in modern lakes for paleoclimate studies and climate reconstruction, tectonic activity, shallow marine sampling, drilling to install monitoring equipment and deep coring for lithologic investigations, and general earth studies research.

DOSECC projects are contributing to research that is impacting how we understand our world, our future, and our daily life.

DOSECC works extensively with the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP)

DOSECC Scientific Research Projects

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IDRAS – International Drilling for the Recovery of Aquifer Sands

idras scientific drilling map

IDRAS Scientific Drilling Project Overview The International Drilling for the Recovery of Aquifer Sands, or “IDRAS” Project, is a current DOSECC scientific drilling project that requires DOSECC’s unique capabilities of custom engineering and fabrication of a unique drilling tool.  The DOSECC team was tasked with providing geoscience researchers the ability to drill core samples in soft […]

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Surtsey Volcano, Iceland

Surtsey Volcano

Dr. Marie Jackson, University of Utah Surtsey Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site located off the south coast of Iceland.  This protected island is recognized worldwide as a natural laboratory for investigating processes of rift zone volcanism, hydrothermal alteration and biological colonization of basaltic tephra, and development of industrial resources using palagonitic tuff as […]