World Data Service for Geophysics
Guidelines for Contributing
Marine Geological and Geophysical Data
to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
How to Begin?
Send details of your data and questions to one of the emails below:
Digital Elevation Models:
Other Trackline Geophysics:
Marine Sediment/Rock Analyses:
For other data types and general questions:
Alternatively, you can contact the data manager responsible for your data type directly via email, phone, fax, or mail.
NCEI is very flexible in accepting a wide variety of data types in marine geology and geophysics. NCEI (formerly NGDC) is the designated National repository for MGG data collected with National Science Foundation funding.
We accept well documented data in almost any format, although we have preferred formats for some data types. We suggest that you contact us to work out the details before sending data.
- Data contributions must be well documented so that proper credit can be given to all authors, institutions, and funding sources associated with the research that generated the data.
- Documentation should include information about instrumentation, positional accuracy, analysis and processing methodology, and data quality.
NOTE: Unless other arrangements are made in advance, all data sent to NCEI are in the public domain and will be distributed without restriction at cost of reproduction, processing, and handling. Please do not send data that are still under proprietary hold unless you have made prior arrangements with NCEI, otherwise by sending data to us, you are giving your consent to public dissemination.
For More Information
For more information on NCEI's data contribution policy for marine geology and geophysics data, please contact phone: National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), E/NE42, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado, USA 80305. Phone: 303-497-6478, fax: 303-497-6513