ABC platform

We are pleased to share the design of a coring platform we developed with Julie Aleman. The criteria we used for the conception were affordability, the ability to find materials for the construction worldwide, high stability and simplicity. The platform was primarily designed for manipulating Kajak-Brinkhurst, Livingstone or Russian corers, and we were able to recover more than six meters of sediment under 9.5 m of water. We tested and constructed the platform in different countries (Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Québec, Canada) and in different environments (rivers, delta and lakes). Please fell free to modify and adapt the plans notably for different coring equipments. Let us know if the design has been useful to you by sending a photo. Happy coring!