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Sediment Laboratory

The Sediment Laboratory operates a number of labs and instruments dedicated to making fundamental measurements on sediment samples provided by a wide variety of customers.

Customers include bachelor-, master-, PhD students, postdocs and other research staff from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a large number of national and international universities and research institutes. We also provide services to various consultancy companies on a commercial basis.

Instruments and facilities
Instruments for conducting and/or assisting with analyses of terrestrial and marine sediments include:

  • GeoTek Multi-Sensor Core Logger
  • Sympatec HELOS KR laser-diffraction particle sizer
  • Sympatec QICPIC dynamic image analysis sensor
  • Leco 701 Thermo-Gravimetric Analyser
  • Thermo Finnigan Elemental Analyser (CNS analysis)
  • Pollen slide preparation line and a variety of microscopes
  • Sieves
  • Sampling tools
  • Ample lab space for core description and sample preparation

Analytical techniques


In case you want to know more about possibilities and prices, please feel free to contact us! 
Martine Hagen
Telephone: +31 20 59 87378
Room nr: M-420

Dr. Maarten A. Prins
Telephone: +31 20 59 83635
Room nr: F-454