Marine Geoscience Data System will be updating services related to the Academic Seismic Portal on Thursday July 2nd - Monday July 6th. This may cause temporary interruptions in service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Data Submission Guidelines


We aim to make data submission easy for contributors. The basic metadata we request includes:
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  • Names of scientists to whom the data should be credited
  • References in which the data were published
  • Related field program information
  • Data type and device details
  • Funding agency and award numbers.

Data Types

The Marine-Geo Digital Library handles a wide range of geoscience data types including geophysical data, bathymetry, side-scan sonar, imagery, maps, seismic reflection, gridded compilations, earthquake catalogs, and other derived data products. If you wish to contribute a data type that is not currently listed, please contact us.

File Types

MGDS can accomodate a variety of file types, many of which are self-describing. Please provide units where appropriate. If you wish to contribute a file type that is not currently handled by MGDS, please contact us.