World Data Service for Geophysics
Analyses, descriptions and images of sediment and rock from the sea floor and lakebeds
Please cite the original source when using these data
View and Download Data
Marine Geology Searches and Web Services are available for the Marine Geology Inventory and for several individual data sets, including text searches, ArcGIS interactive maps, Web Map Services (WMS), and Web Feature Services (WFS).
The Marine Geology Inventory provides searches of all marine geologic data, digital and analog, archived by NGDC.
Search results include links to download all digital data files for free, to view most data reports in .PDF form, and to ordering information for CD-ROMs and posters.
Learn more about the Marine Geology archive.
Data in the NGDC archive were contributed by sources from around the world. Please cite the original source when using these data.
Many of the core and seabed photographs and descriptions available here were digitized under Project L-19
of the NOAA Climate Data Modernization Program (CDMP). Project L-19 was a partnership between NGDC and several institutions to digitize, make available, and archive analog data from their collections.
Send details about your data and questions to , or learn more about contributing data. Data contributions in any well documented form are welcome.
Access Marine Geology Data Archived by NGDC via External Websites
Marine geology data from the NGDC archive are also offered in other forms on other sites.
Examples include goSeabed/dbSeabed/usSEABED,
the National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored GeoMapApp, and
the United Nations UNEP Shelf Programme interactive map.