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File Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G02898
Metadata Date Stamp: 2014-04-15
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Organization Role: pointOfContact
Identification Information
Title: Fichier de la Lithotheque Nationale d'Echantillons Marins (BRGM Core Descriptions)
Dataset Publication Date: 1985-05-30
Abstract: In 1975 the BRGM and CNEXO in France joined to create a national marine geological sampling center at the Centre Oceanologique de Bretagne in Brest. This center collects and stores samples of the sea bottom and subbottom from all over the world and makes them available to any person or institution interested in their study. A French national scientific commission defined the rules for collecting operating and using this facility. The commission consists of the representatives of the Ministry of Industry, industrial and oil firms, the main sea ports and Universities as well as of BRGM and CNEXO, which preside in turn every two years over the commission.BRGM is in charge of the management of the Center. Not only geological samples but also related data are stored such as geographical location, depth, weight and number or level, related studies, if any, etc. (the list of published studies is included). The samples and related data are identified by computer cards and are stored in computer files. After verification they are transferred to a data bank which integrates information from the lithotheque, phototheque and data collections for more complete processing. Institutions and persons interested in the cores may request the catalog of the already processed samples or may receive portions of samples for study following approval by the Commission. A copy of the lithotheque was transmitted to the World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder for distribution in 1985. More current information is available from BRGM. The data at the WDC (NGDC) include descriptions of approximately 25,000 samples.
Credit Marthe Melguen, Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres, France
Constraints While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Data Type: point
Browse Graphic
Browse Graphic URL: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/geolin/preview67995002.gif
Browse Graphic Caption: sample locations in study area
Browse Graphic Type: GIF
Data Theme
Theme Topics: Geological and Geophysical, Oceans and Estuaries
Reference System Information
Reference System URN: urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -170.397
South Bounding Latitude: -46.992
East Bounding Longitude: 79.007
North Bounding Latitude: 63.528
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Beginning Date: 1985-04-01
Ending Date: 1985-04-01
Data Quality Information
Scope (quality information applies to): Dataset
Data History: Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is unknown
Contact Information
Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact Position: Marine Geology Data Manager
Address: 325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
City: Boulder
State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
Email: carla.j.moore@noaa.gov
Telephone: (303) 497-6339
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Distribution Information
Format Name: ASCII
Distribution Link: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/67995002.html
Distribution Link Function: Information
Metadata Reference Information
Acquisition Information
Instrument: In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
Platform: SHIPS > SHIPS
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