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

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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Last Updated June 10, 2017, 18:13
Created June 10, 2017, 18:13
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."]
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