Current changes due to COVID-19:

The repository will remain open and partially operational during the current pandemic. We will still process sample requests and analyze cores as requested. We are currently not accepting visitors or providing tours of our facility. You can however find new virtual interactive tours of the repository here. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests you may have.

Thank you for your understanding.


The Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR) is an NSF funded repository that hosts the OSU Marine Geology and Geophysics collection and the Antarctic Core Collection. The facility is 33,000 ft2 and includes 10,900 ft2 of refrigerated core storage, 11,600 ft2 of dry rock storage and a 550 ft2 walk-in freezer. The facility is well equipped to run major sampling parties, research programs, and educational endeavors.  Laboratory space is available for analytical activities including scanning tracks for physical properties and elemental analyses. 


Over the 45-year history of the OSU-MGR, our mission has remained the same, namely to facilitate research, education, and the advancement of scientific knowledge through access and use of our diverse collection of rock, lake, and marine sediment samples.