This newsletter summarizes new features and improvements in the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) systems. Click on the links below for more detailed information.
- Do you have data from your research that you would like to make accessible online in a trusted repository? Join us for a free webinar on how to deposit your data in the EarthChem Library on Thursday May 31st at 2 pm ET. Learn more and register to attend here.
- A USAP-DC webinar was held on May 8th to introduce the different services that USAP-DC offers, including the submission of datasets to the repository, registration of NSF-funded projects with the Antarctic Master Directory (AMD), searching for datasets hosted by USAP-DC and using map-based visualization tools for Antarctic data hosted by IEDA. The webinar can be viewed online here.
- IEDA director, Kerstin Lehnert, recently received the 2018 Ian McHarg Medal of the European Geosciences Union. Lehnert was recognized for her “exceptional contributions to the advancement of informatics and, in particular, her pioneering efforts on open, transparent and reproducible science.” As recipient of the medal, Kerstin gave a lecture entitled “Data Infrastructure for the Earth & Space Sciences: How Far Have We Come, Where Are We Heading?” View the full presentation here.
Tools and Services
- EarthChem Library v3.6.0 was released. The new version allows investigators to link more than one award to their submitted dataset and allows for submission of NSF, NASA, and other award types if needed. This new version also makes use of the NSF Award Web Service to show award metadata, rather than relying on an internal harvest of only a subset of awards. To learn more, see here.
- GeoMapApp v3.6.8 was released. Updates include the new velocity vector portal, improvements to the portal for waypoints and survey lines and to the digitizer function, and enhanced contouring capabilities. Other modifications and bug fixes requested by the community were also made. More Info
- SESAR v7.1.1 was released. The new version allows users to preview sample locations plotted on a map during batch upload. This new feature will help investigators identify potentially erroneous coordinates prior to submitting their registration template, thereby reducing the likelihood of incorrect sample metadata. To learn more, see here.
- USAP-DC now offers a Metadata (DIF) Browser that provides a browsable list of metadata records that have been registered in the Antarctic Master Directory. Records registered through USAP-DC can be searched by title keyword, PI name, Award# and DIF ID. Also, USAP-DC data set pages now include a map display of data set location, and the home page map interface now shows the bounding box for each data set when the data set centroid location is clicked. Map overlays include the LIMA and MODIS image mosaics for the Antarctic continent merged with seafloor bathymetry.
- New contributed data sets now available through the Marine-Geo Digital Library (MGDL) include:
- High-resolution bathymetry data for the Juan de Fuca spreading ridge, Penguin Bank and Tonga volcanic arc.
- Bottom photos for the Phoenix Islands region.
- For Axial Seamount, an earthquake hypocentral catalogue, P-wave seismic velocity model, updated lava flow outlines and hydrothermal vent fluid temperature data.
- View the full list of new data sets in the MGDL
- New contributed content now available through the EarthChem Library (ECL) include:
- Radioisotopic Analyses of Sediment Cores from the Japan Margin Trench
- XRF Analyses of Sediment Cores from the Japan Margin Trench
- Santa Catalina Mountains Soil Solution Chemistry 2014 (Arizona, USA)
- Noble Gas and Helium Isotope Measurements of Seawater from the Amundsen Sea (Antarctica)
- 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:
- Satellite tracks of Black-browed Albatross in the Southern Indian Ocean
- WAIS Divide 580m Bubble and Grain Hybrid Data
- Roosevelt Island Borehole Optical Televiewer logs
- NBP1502A Cruise Core Data
- 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 (MCS) reflection data for the 2017 CEVICHE project along the Chile margin
- MCS data as part of the 2017 SHIRE project to study slow-slip along the Hikurangi megathrust.
- High-resolution MCS data on the Salton Sea (Salton Trough) collected in 2010 and 2011.
- 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:
- Field and processed MCS data in the Icy Bay and Taan Fjord, Alaska, acquired by the R/V Alaskan Gyre in 2016 (AG1608)
- Processed MCS data offshore Oregon, acquired by the R/V Roger Revelle in 2017 (RR1718).
- CHIRP data near Mobile Bay, Alabama acquired by the R/V Jenny in 2002-2004 (JN0201, JN0206, JN0306, JN0406)
- View the full list of new data sets in the Academic Seismic Portal (ASP) at UTIG
- Browse the Recent Data Additions for PetDB (43 references and >81,000 analytical values added).
- Since February, 19,284 samples were registered in SESAR. Browse the SESAR catalog.