MGDS: Search For Data


Find, map and download marine geoscience and other data by ship, region, program, investigator, data and more.

The Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) provides access to data portals for the NSF-supported Ridge 2000 and MARGINS programs, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Synthesis, and the Seismic Reflection Field Data Portal. These portals were developed and are maintained as a single integrated data system, providing free public access to a wide variety of marine geoscience data collected throughout the global ocean. System components include a searchable metadata catalog and digital data repository, and the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) synthesis, a dynamic multi-resolution gridded compilation of seafloor bathymetry data integrated with land topography. Data access services include keyword and map based search tools, and a Java™ based data visualization tool GeoMapApp. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant Web Services are being developed to enable access by other data systems and visualization tools. Development of the integrated data system has been underway since 2003 and has involved collaboration with researchers at WHOI, UTIG and TAMU as well as with the National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder CO. For more information read the MGDS Project Execution Plan.