This newsletter summarizes new features and improvements in the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) systems. Click on the links below for more detailed information.
- It was a busy AGU conference for the IEDA Team and we enjoyed engaging with many of you at our presentations, sessions, and town halls! IEDA team members gave several presentations on IEDA resources and developments. If you were not able to catch up with us at AGU, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments about our resources. Some highlights:
- The U.S. Antarctic Program Data Center (USAP-DC) presented a poster showing their updated web page and functions.
- Summer intern Hayley Drennon presented a poster titled “Utilization of Global Bathymetric Data to Characterize Large-Scale Bedforms in Atlantic Submarine Basins“.
- We held a town hall where we discussed geochemical data standards and building a global network of geochemical data. See more information and slides from the town hall here.
Tools and Services
- SESAR v.7.2.2 was released. This version introduced improved validation and new functionality for the Sub-Object Type and Classification fields and implemented a new version (4.0) of web service schema. See more release notes here.
- The PetDB Search application has been completely redesigned to allow for easier data searching and integration. This new version enhances usability and supports new functionality such as: search by chemical composition; expanded map search, including a southern polar projection; search by age; and search by International Geo Sample Number (IGSN). Please write to us at email@example.com with feedback and comments.
- EarthChem Library v.3.6.4 was released. The new version allows users to choose the Creative Commons license that they would like to associate with their dataset. The new version also improves the handling of long-term archiving and the automation of download statistics sent to users.
- GMRT version 3.6 was released with curated multibeam data from 38 additional cruises bringing the total number of cruises in GMRT to 1,046. Data sets in this release are from the Southern Ocean (6 cruises), Atlantic Ocean (17 cruises), Indian Ocean (7 cruises), Pacific Ocean (15 cruises), MAR (2 cruises), Lau (2 cruises), IBM (1 cruise), Eastern North American Margin (7 cruises), Alaska:Aleutians (4 cruises). New gridded data includes the new 2018 EMODnet Bathymetry compilation, the new US Law of the Sea grids on the Atlantic Margin, and a gridded compilation from Alaska. Learn more about this release here.
- The GMRT synthesis is now integrated in the NSF-funded FlyoverCountry app.
- New contributed data sets now available through the Marine-Geo Digital Library (MGDL) include:
- Bathymetry data from Hawaiian Islands.
- Earthquake seismicity catalogue from the Cascadia margin.
- High-resolution near-bottom bathymetry from the Lau Basin and the Pescadero Basin.
- View the full list of new data sets in the MGDL
- New contributed content now available through the EarthChem Library (ECL) include:
- Volatile and major elements in mid-ocean ridge basalt glasses from the Gulf of Aden
- Carbon and noble gas data from Costa Rica seeps
- Major element data for olivine, orthopyroxene, and spinel within peridotites from the Southwest Indian Ridge
- Characterization of plagioclase-hosted melt inclusions in A91-1R (Blanco Transform Fault)
- 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:
- NBP1402 Final underway CTD data
- Physiological, biomechanical, and locomotory data on Antarctic sea spiders fouled and unfouled with epibionts
- Physiological and biochemical measurements on Pycnogonida from McMurdo Sound
- Ice-ocean-ecosystem model output
- 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:
- Multi-channel seismic reflection data from Lake Malawi.
- 3-D upper crustal seismic velocity structure from the Endeavour Segment.
- Mantle refraction travel-time picks from central Pacific active-source OBS data.
- View the full list of new data sets in the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at LDEO
- Since November 5,011 samples were registered in SESAR. Browse the SESAR catalog.