A trusted data repository offering free public access to a curated collection of marine geophysical data and metadata related to the formation and evolution of the seafloor and sub-seafloor. Explore our data holdings to discover research data from around the world.
The primary data resource for field and processed data from active source marine seismic experiments (multi-channel, single-channel, chirp subbottom, sonobuoy) acquired by the U.S. academic community.
Submersibles provide important high-resolution geophysical data sets as well as bottom samples, photos and video that are important for seafloor characterization and ground-truth. Data have been acquired by the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF), the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
Recent Data Contributions
Paull et al., 2021, A 100-km wide slump along the upper slope of the Canadian Arctic was likely preconditioned for failure by brackish pore water flushing, Marine Geology, 106453-. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2021.106453.
Kokinou, 2021, Automatic pattern recognition and GPS/GNSS technology in marine digital terrain model, , 241-254 In book: GPS and GNSS Technology in Geosciences. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818617-6.00019-6.
Richter et al., 2021, Competing effects of spreading rate, crystal fractionation and source variability on Fe isotope systematics in mid-ocean ridge lavas, Sci Rep, 11. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-83387-7.
Toker, 2021, Symptomatic discretization of small earthquake clusters reveals seismic coupling to 2017 Bodrum earthquake (Mw 6.6) in the Gulf of Gokova (SW corner of Turkey): Viscous-compliant seismogenesis over back-arc setting, J. Afr. Earth Sci., 104156-. doi: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2021.104156.
Kaifu et al., 2021, Establishing the efficacy of reed-bundle rafts in the paleolithic colonization of the Ryukyu Islands, The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1872120.
Saktura et al., 2021, Paleogene magmatic flex and flux in the Ladakh Arc, NW Himalaya: Chronostratigraphy of the Khardung Formation, Lithos, 106053-. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2021.106053.
Tallobre et al., 2021, Echo-facies interpretation of Pleistocene to Holocene contourites on the Demerara plateau and abyssal plain, Interpretation, 1-48. doi: 10.1190/int-2020-0159.1.
Peterson et al., 2017, Submarine Basaltic Glasses from the Galapagos Archipelago: Determining the Volatile Budget of the Mantle Plume, Journal of Petrology, 58, 1419-1450. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egx059.