The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the operating institutions.
Pangaea is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. Pangaea is covered by SCOPUS. Data of World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (WDC-MARE) are available via the data library PANGAEA which will be operated as a member of the new WDS (World Data System)