The GeoPRISMS Data Portal was established in early 2011 to serve the NSF-funded GeoPRISMS program as a dedicated data system to facilitate open and timely exchange of data in support of the interdisciplinary science goals of the program. GeoPrisms Data Portal focuses upon the coordinated, interdisciplinary investigation of the continental margins through two initiatives: the Subduction Cycles and Deformation (SCD) and Rift Initiation and Evolution (RIE). In order to address the fundamental scientific questions, each initiative is associated with Primary Sites to address a wide range of field, experimental and theoretical studies spanning broad spatial and temporal scales.
GeoPRISMS Data Portal is a component of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS). MARGINS is now GeoPRISM, In October 2010, the MARGINS Office at Lamont winds down, replaced by the first GeoPRISMS Office, at Rice. Over coming days, look for a new web page, new content, and information on the new program.http://www.nsf-margins.org/