November 2012

Sample metadata from the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) have been migrated into SESAR² as part of the consolidation of sample cataloging within the Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) facility. MGDS provides access to data portals for the NSF-supported Ridge 2000 and MARGINS, and GeoPRISMS programs, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Synthesis, and the Academic Seismic Portal. There are over 14,000 sample metadata profiles registered with IGSNs under the user code (namespace) MGD.

Use the SESAR² Catalog Search Advanced Search options to find metadata profiles of specific cruises, platforms or collectors.

Investigators that own the physical samples in the MGD collection are encouraged to register an account with SESAR², which will enable them to organize their samples under their own workspace, edit metadata profiles, and directly register additional sample metadata. Please contact us at info@ if you would like to transfer your sample metadata from the MGDS ownership into your own account.