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Organization profile

Organization profile

The Continental Scientific Drilling (CSD) Facility is multi-user facility funded by the National Science Foundation to provide leadership and services for the communities of scientists requiring drilling, coring, and subsurface surveys and monitoring on Earth’s continents, including in lakes and coastal areas. The CSD Facility supports hundreds of projects annually through activities including project development; logistics and contracting; field operations management; core facility for scanning, splitting/slabbing, subsampling, and characterization; subsample preparation and analysis; rental and sales of specialized equipment and supplies; stewardship of samples, data, publications, and reference collections; cyberinfrastructure development; physical infrastructure development; outreach, diversity, and education; and community coordination and science planning.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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