Data Centers

InterRidge Global Database of Active Submarine Hydrothermal Vent Fields:


InterRidge Vents Database Ver. 3.4



The following links are to national data portals and other data centres:





Integrated Earth Data Applications - IEDA

IEDA is a community-based data facility funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) to support, sustain, and advance the geosciences by providing data services for observational Geoscience data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences.





Marine Geoscience Data System - MGDS

The Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) provides free public access to data collected throughout the global oceans.




Ocean Biogeographic Information System - OBIS

OBIS allows users to search marine species datasets from all of the world's oceans. Users can identify biodiversity hotspots and large-scale ecological patterns, analyze dispersions of species over time and space, and plot species' locations with temperature, salinity, and depth.





National Oceanographic Data Center - NODC

NODC maintains and updates a national ocean archive with environmental data acquired from domestic and foreign activities and produces products and research from these data which help monitor global environmental changes. These data include physical, biological and chemical measurements derived from in situ oceanographic observations, satellite remote sensing of the oceans, and ocean model simulations.





Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office - BCO-DMO:

BCO-DMO publishes data from research projects funded by the Biological and Chemical Oceanography Sections and the Office of Polar Programs Antarctic Organisms & Ecosystems Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation. The data sets and supporting documentation from oceanographic research projects are freely available from this database.





Data repository at JAMSTEC in Japan:

JAMSTEC disseminates data which has been obtained during a wide variety and number of research and observational activities in the ocean and the Earth sciences. Such data is posted on the data sites or databases according to their data types, observational platforms or research projects. JAMSTEC Data Catalog collects categories, data types, abstracts, publication URLs, spatial and temporal ranges, etc. of each data site or database.





British Oceanographic Data Centre - BODC

BODC holds publicly accessible marine data collected using a variety of instruments and samplers and collated from many sources. It handles biological, chemical, physical and geophysical data and the databanks contain measurements of nearly 22,000 different oceanographic variables.

BODC's numerical model data portal, providing search, visualisation and data download mechanisms through an online interface for numerical model data.






German site - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science






Geoscience Australia

Oceanographic data and other geoscience data sets are at the Australian government site. 





The Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN)

Previously: The Australian Ocean Data Centre Joint Facility (AODCJF)

This is a whole-of-government approach to ocean data management that is developing a national multi-agency data management system for the ocean data resources of the partner agencies. 







The first regional-scale cabled obsewrvatory network, gathering live data with free internet access. 




ISA's Central Data Repository

From this site, one can access data on marine minerals, sulphides and vents, polymetallic nodules cruise data, seabed patents and bibliographic databases.