Instrumental Geophysics and Methodology

GISS Component: Geodesy Surface and Subsurface Imaging


Research Center in Instrumentation and Marine Methodology

GEOTHEX component: GEOphysical Theoretical and Experimental

Electronic microprobe

We have access to the electron microprobe, called “Microsonde Ouest”, jointly acquired between Ifremer, the universities of Brest, Rennes and Nantes, and the UNSA Rennes. This microprobe is installed on the Ifremer site.


Mastersize 2000 Laser Granulometer

The MASTERSIZER 2000, laser diffraction granulometer, allows a granulometric analysis of sediments taken in the field or on cores on very small quantity (1 g) and with a homogeneous analytical methodology of 2 mm to 0,2μm.

COBRA percussion core drilling system

COBRA percussion core drilling system

This device allows the coring of coherent sediments on land and on the foreshore. The diameter of the carrot is 5cm for 1m long. Allows the coring of unconsolidated loose sediments in undrained environments (peat, soft alters, vases), except for liquefiable sediments (sand and fine sand). The jackhammer weighs 25kg as well as the extractor.