A trusted data repository offering free public access to a curated collection of marine geophysical data and metadata related to the formation and evolution of the seafloor and sub-seafloor. Explore our data holdings to discover research data from around the world.
The primary data resource for field and processed data from active source marine seismic experiments (multi-channel, single-channel, chirp subbottom, sonobuoy) acquired by the U.S. academic community.
Submersibles provide important high-resolution geophysical data sets as well as bottom samples, photos and video that are important for seafloor characterization and ground-truth. Data have been acquired by the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF), the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
Recent Data Contributions
Chadwick et al., 2019, Recent Eruptions Between 2012 and 2018 Discovered at West Mata Submarine Volcano (NE Lau Basin, SW Pacific) and Characterized by New Ship, AUV, and ROV Data, Front. Mar. Sci., 6. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00495.
Ben-Zvi et al., 2009, The P-wave velocity structure of Deception Island, Antarctica, from two-dimensional seismic tomography, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 180, 67-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2008.11.020.
Llopart et al., 2021, Long-term and long-distance deformation in submarine volcanoclastic sediments: Coupling of hydrogeology and debris avalanche emplacement off W Martinique Island, Basin Research, 33, 2179-2201. doi: 10.1111/bre.12553.
Favorito et al., 2021, Heat Flux From a Vapor-Dominated Hydrothermal Field Beneath Yellowstone Lake, J Geophys Res Solid Earth, 126. doi: 10.1029/2020JB021098.
Xu et al., 2021, Acoustic and In-Situ Observations of Deep Seafloor Hydrothermal Discharge: An OOI Cabled Array ASHES Vent Field Case Study, Earth and Space Science, 8. doi: 10.1029/2020EA001269.
Patel et al., 2021, Stratigraphic architecture of Solander Basin records Southern Ocean currents and subduction initiation beneath southwest New Zealand, Basin Research, 33, 403-426. doi: 10.1111/bre.12473.
Holmes et al., 2021, High-Resolution 3D Seismic Imaging of Fault Interaction and Deformation Offshore San Onofre, California, Front. Earth Sci., 9. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.653672.
Reeve et al., 2021, Nature of the Cuvier Abyssal Plain crust, offshore NW Australia, J. Geol. Soc. London, 178, jgs2020-172-. doi: 10.1144/jgs2020-172.
DeMets et al., 2021, High resolution reconstructions of the Southwest Indian Ridge, 52 Ma to present: implications for the breakup and absolute motion of the Africa plate, Geophys. J. Int., 226, 1461-1497. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggab107.
Guzman-Hidalgo et al., 2021, Seismic stratigraphic evidence of a pre-impact basin in the Yucatan Platform: morphology of the Chicxulub crater and K/Pg boundary deposits, Marine Geology, 441, 106594-. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2021.106594.