PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Sciences has an almost 30-year history as an open-access library for archiving, publishing, and disseminating georeferenced data from the Earth, environmental, and biodiversity sciences. Originally evolving from a database for sediment cores, it is operated as a joint facility of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the University of Bremen. PANGAEA holds a mandate from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and is accredited as a World Radiation Monitoring Center (WRMC). It was further accredited as a World Data Center by the International Council for Science (ICS) in 2001 and has been certified with the Core Trust Seal since 2019. The successful cooperation between PANGAEA and the publishing industry along with the correspondent technical implementation enables the cross-referencing of scientific publications and datasets archived as supplements to these publications. PANGAEA is the recommended data repository of numerous international scientific journals.
PANGAEA is covered by WoS/Clarivate, Elsevier and Dimensions.AI data citation index.
Data of the World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (WDC-MARE) are available via the data library PANGAEA which is operated as a regular member of the World Data System - WDS.
To interact with the PANGAEA database, R and Python 3 packages are provided. An Bathymetry OGC Web Map Service can be used for visualisation. All information about PANGAEAs toolbox can be found at: https://www.pangaea.de/tools/