This newsletter summarizes new features and improvements in the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) systems. Click on the links below for more detailed information.
- IEDA Team-members will be at the Goldschmidt Workshop in Boston, MA (Aug 12-17th):
- Data Management Planning Event: Join a 1-hour session run by IEDA:EarthChem on how to create better data management plans on Thursday August 16th. Learn more here.
- Data Science in Geochemistry Workshop: This workshop organized by IEDA:EarthChem is intended to provide opportunities for researchers, especially early career scientists, to learn about geochemical data resources and tools for mining, visualizing, and statistically analyzing the data, and to explore additional software tools and data resources that advance data science in geochemistry. Note: this workshop is fully booked, but if you are interested in learning more about it or setting up a time to meet with us in-person or virtually, please contact email@example.com.
- Frank Nitsche recently shared new updates to USAP-DC and the USAP-DC website at the POLAR2018 conference, a joint event hosted by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC in Davos, Switzerland.
Tools and Services
- EarthChem Library v.3.6.1 and v.3.6.2 were released. Among new feature and enhancements, the new releases enable automated semi-annual email notifications to users with download statistics for their contributed datasets. See more release notes here.
- We have recently been recruiting scientists to test and give feedback on our systems, including the Academic Seismic Portal and the IEDA Integrated Catalog. Feedback will be used to guide future enhancements. If you are interested in taking part in a usability study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New contributed data sets now available through the Marine-Geo Digital Library (MGDL) include:
- High-temperature time series data for hydrothermal vents at the Juan de Fuca spreading center.
- Gridded geophysical potential field data for the Reykjanes Ridge.
- Near-bottom bathymetry data from the Tonga volcanic arc.
- View the full list of new data sets in the MGDL
- New contributed content now available through the EarthChem Library (ECL) include:
- Volatile Abundances in MORB Magmas Along the Global Mid-Ocean Ridge System
- XRF bulk rock analyses of Mesozoic and Palaeozoic granitoids from NW New Guinea
- Llaima volcano olivine mineral chemistry traverses from rim to interior
- Geochemical and grain-size analyses of atmospheric dusts from Pennsylvanian carbonates of the Copacabana Formation (Madre de Dios Basin, Bolivia)
- View the full list of new data sets in the ECL
- New contributed data sets now available through the U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) include:
- Ground Penetrating Radar Grid Survey of the McMurdo Shear Zone
- Taylor Glacier chemistry data and Taylor Dome TD2015 time scale
- McMurdo Ice Shelf AWS data
- South Pole area GPS velocities
- View the full list of new data sets in the USAP-DC
- New contributed data sets now available through the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at LDEO include:
- High-resolution MCS data for the Cascadia margin.
- MCS seismic navigation data as part of the 2017 SHIRE Hikurangi megathrust project.
- View the full list of new data sets in the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at LDEO
- New contributed data sets now available through the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at UTIG include:
- SCS shot data from the 1985 R/V Moana Wave survey (MW8508) off northern Panama
- SCS field data from the 2005 SEATOS cruise on board the M/V The Performer off western Sumatra
- MCS processed data collected on the 2008 R/V Koca Piri Reis survey (KPR0807) as part of the the Turkish-American Marmara Multichannel Project (TAMAM 2008)
- CHIRP data in Weeks Lake (JN0405) and Lake Shelby (JN0205), Alabama
- View the full list of new data sets in the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at UTIG
- Since May, 12,669 samples were registered in SESAR. Browse the SESAR catalog.