Archive of Geosample Information from the Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic (GSC A) Marine Geoscience Curation Facility

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The Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic (GSC A) Marine Geoscience Curation Facility contributed information
on 40,428 cores, grabs, and dredges in their holdings to the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database.
Only metadata describing the GSC A samples is maintained in the
IMLGS for search purposes, no additional data are archived at NCEI. Complete data and information are available from the
contributing institution.
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the GSC A sample layer active, to search and download data from the IMLGS database and access related links.
  • Linked data interface (search)
    Offsite Linked Data interface (RDF graph) for Semantic Web access to the database, offered cooperatively on the Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) server.
  • Open Data ArcGIS interface (search)
    Access sample information from the IMLGS using the Open Data ArcGIS interface enabling filtering, sorting, and export in multiple formats
Download Data
  • Web forms interface (download)
    Text interface to search and download information about samples using the IMLGS database and access related links.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • KML
    • File Specification: Keyhole Markup Language File
Distributor User Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6826
ngdc.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Kate Jarrett
Collections Manager
National Marine Geoscience Collection, Geological Survey of Canada, Atlantic
902 426-6127
kjarrett@nrcan.gc.ca
Time Period: 1950-01-01T00:00:00.000Z to 2007-03-31T00:00:00.000Z
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 89.9833
S: -13.1468
E: 174.6583
W: -178.6675
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • GSC A Marine Geoscience Curation Facility
    • Parent Institution
      Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic (GSC A) Marine Geoscience Curation Facility
  • Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Consortium: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H41PB8
    • Parent Database
      The parent IMLGS database contains more/related data and information.
  • NCEI Marine Geology Data Archive
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
Date(s)
  • publication: 1998-01-01
  • revision: missing
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned - The Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic (GSC A) Marine Geoscience Curation Facility is in the process of revising all entries in the IMLGS describing the National Marine Geoscience Collection of Canada. Revised data are expected to be contributed to the IMLGS database.
Supplemental Information:
Additonal related data and information are available directly from the contributing institution, which is the authoritative and most current source of data and information related to their sample collection. The IMLGS contains a subset of summary metadata from the institutional database. Only a portion of the Canadian National Marine Geoscience collection is described in the IMLGS. Data may not match more current information at GSC A. Revised data are in preparation by the Curator.
Purpose: The purpose of adding information about the National Marine Geoscience Collection of Canada to the IMLGS was to promote new research on existing samples.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • Dr. Iris Hardy, former Curator
    Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic Marine Geoscience Curation Facility
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • More complete data about this sample collection is maintained by the contributing institution.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Databases
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
  • Rock and sediment lithology and mineralogy
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
USDA National Agricultural Library's Agricultural Thesaurus (NALT)
  • lacustrine sediments
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • IMLGS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Please consult the Curator before proposing to do research on any sample discovered through the IMLGS or the NCEI archive.
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Access Constraints
  • Sample metadata are available online for free download.
Other Constraints cite as: Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic (GSC A) Marine Geoscience Curation Facility: Archive of information about the National Marine Geoscience Collection of Canada. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5H70CS1 [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Incoming data were checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI performed cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: database tables.
Source Datasets
  • NRCAN GSC A database, reports, and publications
    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
    Platform
      Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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