Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Seafloor Samples Laboratory

browse graphicimage of sea floor sample locations
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Seafloor Samples Laboratory
is a partner in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database, contributing
information to the IMLGS to help researchers discover geological samples curated in their facility.
The partner repository may also send related data, documents, and imagery to NCEI for long-term archive,
but the originating institution is the definitive source of information related to their sample collection.
The WHOI Seafloor Samples Laboratory receives funding from the US National Science Foundation and is located in the
McLean Laboratory on WHOI's Quissett Campus.
Search Data
  • Map viewer (search)
    Open an ArcGIS interactive map interface with the WHOI 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 data for WHOI samples from the IMLGS database and access related links.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII (Version: UTF-8)
    • File Specification: American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) text format.
  • JPEG
  • KML
    • File Specification: Keyhole Markup Language File
  • PDF
    • File Specification: Portable Document Format
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 James Broda
Curator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics Core Repository
508 289-2466
jbroda@whoi.edu
Dataset Point of Contact Ellen Roosen
Assistant Curator
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics Core Repository
508 289-2959
eroosen@whoi.edu
Time Period: 1957-11-02T00:00:00.000Z to 2013-06-11T00:00:00.000Z
Spatial Reference System: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 84.95407
S: -59.7483
E: 178.81667
W: -179.7996
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
  • Publisher's landing page
    How to cite this data set (doi:10.7289/V5WH2N0Z), all access options, and complete documentation.
  • Originator's Web page
    Documentation about the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Seafloor Samples Laboratory and information on requesting sample material.
  • Archived files
    Related offline geosample data files in the NCEI long-term archive
Associated Resources
  • WHOI Seafloor Samples Laboratory
  • 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: 1977-12-31
  • revision: 2015-09-23
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Irregular - The repository contributes data to the NCEI archive and to the IMLGS as new samples are added to their collection, as resources allow.
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. Dr. David Johnson, former Curator of the WHOI SSL participated in design of the original Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples database.
Purpose: Information about the WHOI geosample collection is archived at NCEI to promote public access to research results and to increase their discoverability via the IMLGS.
Use Limitations
  • Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Originator(s)
  • James Broda
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics Core Repository
  • Ellen Roosen
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Geology and Geophysics Core Repository
  • Mr. Alan Driscoll
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
  • Dr. Dave Johnson
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
Custodian(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsor(s)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgment(s)
  • The WHOI Seafloor Samples Laboratory receives substantial support from the U.S. National Science Foundation.
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
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
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 > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > ROCK CORERS
  • 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 > INDIAN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN 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 and most data/images are available online for free download. Additional, full-resolution images from the offline archive may be available. Contact NCEI for more information.
Other Constraints cite as: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Seafloor Samples Laboratory: Archive of WHOI geosample data and information. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5WH2N0Z [date of access].
Fees
  • free for online download
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data are received by NCEI on an intermittent basis from the repository. Incoming data are checked for adherence to controlled vocabularies, illegal data types in numeric fields, and out of range latitudes/longitudes. NCEI adds IGSNs/links to related resources, where known, and may perform cursory visual inspection of data for reasonableness, asking the originator for guidance on discrepancies. Preliminary processed data are placed in a test database for inspection by the originator, and iteratively corrected until the originator approves their publication to the production database. Data may also be updated/corrected at any time, at the originator's request.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: database tables with auxiliary text and PDF documents and digital imagery.
Source Datasets
  • WHOI SedCore 2000 database
    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
    Platform
    • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
    Last Modified: 2015-12-31
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: geology.info@noaa.gov