The Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) provides free public access to data collected throughout the global oceans. Our data portals serve different communities of NSF-funded researchers providing direct access to data, program-relevant information, and tools for helping them satisfy their data sharing obligations. Our tools and services provide access to our integrated data system, visualization and analysis tools, and education and outreach materials. Use our search interface to explore our holdings and find data of interest.
MGDS is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. MGDS is covered by SCOPUS. The Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), part of the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) facility, provides access to data portals for the NSF-supported Ridge 2000, MARGINS, and GeoPRISMS programs, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Synthesis, the Global Multi-Resolution Topography Synthesis, and Seismic Reflection Field Data Portal. These portals were developed and are maintained as a single integrated system, providing free public access to a wide variety of primarily marine geoscience data collected during expeditions throughout the global oceans. In addition to these Data Portals, MGDS also hosts the US Antarctic Program Data Coordination Center (USAP-DCC) which provides tools to help scientists find Antarctic data of interest and satisfy their obligation to share data under the NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP) data policy.
Partners: Earth Chem; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, LDEO Ccore Repository, Acedemic Seismic Portal at UTIG; National Geophyisical Data Center; Geosciences Web Services.