Search the Collection
The databases below contain core, grab, and dredge locations for our searchable holdings listed in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples, SESAR, and SEDCORE 2000 databases. This is a complete list of our digital holdings, however it is not representative of our entire collection. The IMLGS and SESAR will be continuously updated with new information as we continue to digitally collate our collection. If you have difficulty finding sample information, we invite you to email SFSL staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS - linked above) allows you to search the sample holdings of participating institutions by institution, ship, sampling device, and all other available metadata. In addition, they recently extended their search criteria to include geologic province, geologic age, cruise, Principle Investigator, type of storage, IGSN number, and a “Search String” field that is keyed to the megascopic descriptions (among other things). WHOI’s samples can be found in the database as well as links to sample history, megascopic descriptions, core photos and other, miscellaneous data for various samples.
In addition, you can create a '.kml' file of the samples which can be opened with Google Earth.
System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) provides access to a global digital index of samples, specimens, and related sampling features from collection that are registered in SESAR by the WHOI Seafloor Samples Lab. SESAR allows you to search the sample holdings by International Geo Sample Number (IGSN), institution, ship, collection method, sample classification, registration date, and location.
WHOI’s samples can be found in the database as well as links to subsamples, sample photos, and miscellaneous data for various samples.
R2R catalogs and submits the underway environmental sensor data routinely acquired on research expeditions to long-term public archives, including the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Data from each cruise are submitted directly to R2R by the vessel operator.