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World Data Service for Geophysics

The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples
Database Contents, Linked Data, and Controlled Vocabulary Testing


Database Contents

Minimum information required for each core, grab, dredge, or drill hole:

  • Contact Information for the Sample Curator/Repository
  • Ship/Platform
  • Cruise/Leg Identifier
  • Sample Identifier
  • Sampling Device
  • Collection Latitude
  • Collection Longitude
  • Notes:
    • The combination of ship, cruise, sample id, and device is unique for each sample.
    • Ship may have a value of unknown, as may device.

Complete Entity and Attribute Information


Linked Data Testing (now hosted by R2R)


Beta SKOS Controlled Vocabularies

Caution: Currently, there are no term definitions & only limited links to other vocabularies.
This service may disappear/URLs may change. No updates have been made since January 2012.