Archive of Geosample Data and Information from the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project.

Metadata Updated: January 9, 2016

Geological samples collected as part of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project are curated by the U.S. Geological Survey, a partner in the ECS Project. To date, dredges and cores have been collected from the Arctic Ocean floor, and small sediment samples have also been collected from the Bering Sea. According to ECS policy, application can be made by qualified researchers to the ECS Samples Curator to obtain portions of these samples for study. Related sample data, information, and images generated at sea, during ECS post-cruise working parties, and other research results are available for public access via the ECS Information Management System (ECS IMS) website maintained by NOAA's NCEI. Both ECS samples and related data are searchable through the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS) database maintained by NCEI.

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Dates

Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) December 31, 2008 (publication), September 14, 2015 (revision)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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image of sea floor sample locations

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 31, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date January 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) December 31, 2008 (publication), September 14, 2015 (revision)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact); U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints cite as: U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project: Archive of data and information about the ECS geosample collection. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5GF0RG9 [date of access]., Please consult the ECS Samples Curator before proposing research on any sample., Sample loan requires completion of ECS forms as specified in the ECS Data and Samples Policy. Sample data and images are available online for free download, following a moratorium period., 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.
Bbox East Long -128.62745
Bbox North Lat 81.57966
Bbox South Lat 55.15945
Bbox West Long -177.7997
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Graphic Preview Description image of sea floor sample locations
Graphic Preview File https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/ECSsampleLocations.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:archived-data_ECS-samples-repository
Licence Produced by the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language eng: USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2008-08-31T00:00:00.000Z
Temporal Extent End 2012-09-22T00:00:00.000Z

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