Welcome to DOSECC

DOSECC (Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earths Continental Crust) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide leadership and technical support in subsurface sampling and monitoring technology for addressing topics of scientific and societal importance. Fifty-six research organizations are members of DOSECC. Our goals are as follows:

  • Facilitate and support cost-effective scientific drilling projects
  • Link science and drilling technology
  • Design, build and operate drilling systems
  • Promote technology transfer and education
  • Represent U.S. interests in the international scientific drilling community.

DOSECC News and Events

Lake E publications

Some of the first publications from Lake El'gygytgyn: NSF Press ReleaseScience Magazine article


2012 ICDP Training Course on Lake Drilling

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October 15-19, 2012 at Lake Ohrid (Macedonia). Details available here.


Workshop Report Published

The proceedings of DOSECC's 2011 Workshop, "Toward a Strategic Plan for U.S. Continental Scientific Drilling: Into a New Decade", is now available. Download


Winkie Drill Now Available

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Small portable drilling system, the Winkie, now available for rent from DOSECC.


Current & Future Drilling Projects