New integrated data management system for Ridge2000 and MARGINS research



The initiation of dedicated databases for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported Ridge2000 and MARGINS programs provides the opportunity to develop a data management system capable of handling the primary data types of marine geoscience research.

Ridge2000 and MARGINS are broad initiatives focused on fundamental problems of crustal creation, evolution, and destruction along the world's tectonic plate boundaries. These programs involve the collection of a wide range of geophysical data types, as well as rock, fluid, and biological samples, and time series data.