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1994 - 2013 Releases and News Items from NGDC
in Marine Geology and Geophysics

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  • 12/2003 - Total sediment thickness data are now available for download.
  • 12/2003 - LT Gregg Glover is now onboard as Executive Director of the IHODCDB
  • 12/2003 - New ArcIMS Map Selection Interface to the NOS Bathymetric & Fishing Maps.
  • 10/2003 - New DVD versions of the Marine Trackline Geophysics database and the NOS Hydrographic database. Each is available on a single DVD
  • 09/2003 - NOAA Bronze Medal awarded to George Sharman and Lisa Tayler of MGG, and Annie Reiser of OD for their work on Survey Feedback Action (SFA)
  • 06/2003 - US West Coast Coastal Relief CD-ROMs are now available.
  • 06/2003 - Updated sediment thickness information and image posted.
  • 06/2003 - NGDC hosted the NESDIS Data User's Workshop, June 11-12, 2003.
  • 06/2003 - A new 1.6Mb pdf color poster, "Why Study Seafloor Composition?" is available for free download.
  • 05/2003 - A new cut-and-fold full color global relief dodecahedron is available for free download (12Mb pdf file).
  • 05/2003 - Updates to the marine trackline geophysics database - 35 additional cruises from TAMU, Germany, and Japan are now searchable online.
  • 05/2003 - Updates to the NOS hydrographic survey database - 24 additional surveys from the Washington, Alaska, and Atlantic coasts of the US are now searchable online.
  • 04/2003 - Descriptions for over 1,000 additional seafloor and lakebed samples have been added to the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples database.
  • 04/2003 - A new PL/SQL web interface to the NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography is now available from NGDC.
  • 03/2003 - Dr. Paul Wessel of the University of Hawaii, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology (SOEST) has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop tools and procedures for quality assessment of NGDC's global marine trackline geophysical data holdings. Dr. Wessel visited NGDC to discuss the project.
  • 03/2003 - NGDC hosted the Eighth International Bathymetric Chart of the International Chart of the Caribbean Sea & Gulf of Mexico (IBCCA) Editorial Board Meeting March 3-5, and conducted training sessions for the group.
  • 04/2003 - GEBCO Centenary April 14-16, Monaco - new 1-minute bathymetric grid released.
  • 02/2003 - NGDC illustration in National Geographic Magazine article - The February 2003 issue contains an NGDC-supplied image of a relief globe showing seafloor topography along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The illustration shows the location of three survey sites in the article; Dawn in the Deep, on page 96.
  • 01/2003 - The NGDC monthly planners have been discontinued [past planners].

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