News archive


Data archiving of DFG project 'Ocean Gateways' completed.


The first three issues of the WDC-MARE Reports are printed and distributed to about 300 libraries worldwide.


The data library PANGAEA used by WDC-MARE for archiving provides 250,000 data sets consisting of about half a billion data points.


JGOFS data archiving with 67,400 data sets in consistent formats completed by Rainer Sieger. International data collection Vol. 2 goes to print.


250 data sets of marine mammal tracking archived by Horst Bornemann in cooperation with South Africa (guest scientist: Cheryl Ann Tosh).


The Technical Information Library (TIB) becomes first registration agency of the IDF (International DOI Foundation) for scientific primary data. WDC-MARE is partner in the initial DFG-project STD-DOI. Data sets archived at WDC-MARE are now persistently identifed with a DOI.


WDC-MARE is partner in four new international projects funded by the EU: Eur-Oceans, CarboOcean, Hermes & Censor.


New PangaVista search engine operational. Due to conversion of all metadata into xml-format and additional provision of predefined data sets through the cache of the relational database, the system now has much faster download and response times of 1 to 5 seconds.


In November WDC-MARE is visited by important guests from eastern countries to get insight into the PANGAEA information system and to discuss future cooperation: Sayed Tabrez, NODC Pakistan; Pinxian Wang, China; Mamoru Enami and Kyoma Takahashi, IODP/JAMSTEC/SSC Japan.


Historical pigment archive of SeaBASS/SeaWIFS mirrored in PANGAEA, consisting of one surface data set (6000 points) and 8608 hydrographic profiles.


Prof. Dr. Alexander Lisitzin visits WDC-MARE to discuss future cooperation and data flow from comprehensive Russian archives of marine geological data to be published with PANGAEA. Data management is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Evgeny Gurvich through the ARCOD project since 2003. The project is envisaged to run on a long-term perspective.


Foundation of the 'Verbund Erdsystemforschung' by the three new World Data Center in Germany (WDC-MARE, WDC Climate, WDC Remote Sensing).


Second proposal for the compilation of the JGOFS data rejected.


Three proposals (geophysical data center, JGOFS data compilation, PanMap2000 GIS) rejected.


WDC-MARE receives an inofficial request of the JGOFS data management task team to archive all international available data.


Presentation during a review of the geosciences at AWI.


Following a successful review of MARUM and AWI during 2000-06-10/11 the World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences is officialy established.


New additional organisation of data series in PANGAEA by 'sets'. Search engine PangaVista established.


Proposal for an information system 'Gashydrates' rejected.


111111 data series archived!


Presentation during the international EPILOG/IMAGES workshop. PANGAEA becomes the official archive for IMAGES data. A cooperation between WDC Paleoclimate, Boulder and PANGAEA is discussed and established.


Proposal for the foundation of a World Data Center (WDC) submitted to the DFG as the representative of Germany in ICSU.


Following a request of BMBF, the data of the PKDB (Paläoklimadatenbank des Quartär, coordinator Prof. Frenzel) have to be transfered to PANGAEA. Integration starts at 1999-08-01 and lasts for one year.


Start of an EU/ENRICH project to support the ESF/QUEEN program (Quaternary Environment of the Eurasian North) as the first project proposed and coordinated by the PANGAEA team with the objective to centraly archive data coming out from both marine and terrestrial research.


The domain is established on the Internet. The web server will provide clients for the download of data to the scientific community.


With the ADEPD project (Atlantic database for exchange processes in the deep sea, coordinator Prof. Lochte) the first EU-project is making use of PANGAEA as its central data archive. Other international projects follow (MADAM, BASYS).


The system is renamed to PANGAEA - Network for Geological and Environmental Data. A complete georeference in space and time is established for each value. The system is now fully operational and is increasingly used for project data management.


Based on a decision of the BMBF, the system will be operated by AWI in cooperation with MARUM, University of Bremen on a long-term perspective.


Presentation of SEPAN to the DFG-SPP Changes in the Geo- and Biosphere during the last 15 000 years (Coordinator Prof. Andres). The system is accepted as the central archive for its first major research project.


During Polarstern expedition ARK-VII/3 the system was renamed from SEDAN to SEPAN (Sediment and Paleoclimate Data Network).


Project accepted; runtime 1994-04-01 to 1997-03-31


BMBF-proposal for the project 'Paläoklima-Datenzentrum für die marinen IGBP/PAGES Daten'


PAGES-marine workshop at AWI; letter of intent for the establishment of a central system for marine paleoclimate data by Profs. Fütterer, Hemleben, Mangini, Sarnthein, Thiede, Wefer.


Press release of the Ministry for Research and Technology (BMBF) for a new research program on climate variability and signal analysis.


The data model of 'KernArchiv' was redesigned to become a client/server system and the table for analytical data was added. The Name of the system was changed to SEDAN.


During 1990/1991 a local system (KernArchiv) was developed under 4th Dimension on Macintosh to store and administer metadata of the POLARSTERN sediment core repository at AWI.


During the years 1987 to 1990 the file based system SEDAT to archive data from sediment core analysis was developed under VMS. Software moduls included the predecessors of PanPlot for the visualization of core log data and MacDiff for the analysis of x-ray diffractogramms.