Cnexoville Corer

Designed by Dr Ville of the now defunct CNEXO, this corer is used in shallow waters to take samples in hard, compact areas.


The Cnexoville has a cylindrical metal fuselage from which protrudes a short tube with a rock-penetrating tip. The tube penetrates the sediment under force of gravity.

  • Weight of ballast and fuselage: 450 kg
  • Diameter of fuselage: 60 cm
  • Length of ballast and fuselage: 2.60 m
  • Dimensions of tube: 50 cm x Ø100 mm