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EUROCORE database [EUROCORE databank]

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Description
The EUROCORE database is a metadatabase for all cores and seabed samle data collected by European Universities, research institutes and marine stations. From anywhere in the world, providing data was collected by and was held at a European institution. more

The EUROCORE database contains meta-data on tens of thousands of marine sediment cores that are dispersed in archives throughout Europe. EUROCORE addresses a fundamental problem relating to marine sample data management within Europe and will enable, and streamline, exploitation of an important, existing raw data resource - the very large number of sediment cores collected by, and stored at, European research centres, universities and core repositories. After they have served the primary data requirement for which they were collected, seafloor samples are normally stored in controlled environments for further use. Tens of thousands of marine sediment cores are dispersed in archives throughout Europe, yet it is currently very difficult for end-users of seabed data to find out what seafloor samples have been collected and stored throughout the countries of the European Union. EUROCORE will establish a European core meta-directory on the Internet and a demonstration case for direct access to data sets from the meta-directory level. Within the European Seas, EUROCORE will focus on cores and dredges collected seaward of the continental shelf (>200 m water depth) and those data held at European universities, research institutes and marine stations. However, EUROCORE will collect meta-data on cores taken outside European waters, providing the cores were collected by, and are stored at, European institutions. EUROCORE will contribute core meta-data to an integrated central-access searchable database, maintained on linked servers, together with EUMARSIN. The project will greatly enhance secondary use of this dispersed data resource and will benefit marine scientists throughout Europe and worldwide. Its wide approach and worldwide coverage will enhance the international importance of the database and contribute to increasing Europe's profile in international marine science. The EUROCORE Consortium will also form the nucleus of a Europe-based Core Curators Group who through regular meetings will be able to update the database, both in content and design, solicit end-user needs, discuss common issues in core curation and foster wider collaboration both within Europe and internationally. The database format has partly been based on the Meta-Data Format GEIXS Project (Catalogue of European Geological Data) and the Meta-Data Format Marine Core Curator's Database of NOAA (Index to Marine Geological Samples).

Scope
Themes:
Bottom samples (e.g. core, dredge, grab), Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation, Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation > In-situ (near) seafloor data
Keywords:
Core samples, Seabed sampling, ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf, World Waters, ANE, Europe

Geographical coverage
ANE, Europe, European Continental Shelf [Marine Regions]
World Waters [Marine Regions]
ANE, Europe [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
30 June 1842 - 2 May 2002

Parameters
Metadata: Basal age Methodology , Metadata: Central meridian Methodology , Metadata: Comments Methodology , Metadata: Coordinates (decimal) Methodology , Metadata: Cruise report Methodology , Metadata: Data source holder Methodology , Metadata: Datum Methodology , Metadata: Depth correction Methodology , Metadata: End date Methodology , Metadata: Gridtype Methodology , Metadata: Keywords Methodology , Metadata: Length coring device Methodology , Metadata: Map information Methodology , Metadata: Measured parameters Methodology , Metadata: Measuring area type Methodology , Metadata: Monitoring site Methodology , Metadata: Navigation system Methodology , Metadata: Objectives Methodology , Metadata: Physiographic province Methodology , Metadata: Project cruise name Methodology , Metadata: Project name Methodology , Metadata: Reference Methodology , Metadata: Reference level Methodology , Metadata: Sample diameter Methodology , Metadata: Sample id Methodology , Metadata: Sample length Methodology , Metadata: Sample recovery Methodology , Metadata: Sample state Methodology , Metadata: Sample storage condition Methodology , Metadata: Sampling device Methodology , Metadata: Sampling penetration Methodology , Metadata: Sediment type Methodology , Metadata: Start date Methodology , Metadata: Sub-surface sample Methodology , Metadata: Surface sample Methodology , Metadata: Treatment Methodology , Metadata: Vessel name Methodology , Water depth Methodology
Metadata: Basal age: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Central meridian: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Comments: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Coordinates (decimal): Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Cruise report: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Data source holder: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Datum: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Depth correction: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: End date: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Gridtype: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Keywords: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Length coring device: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Map information: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Measured parameters: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Measuring area type: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Monitoring site: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Navigation system: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Objectives: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Physiographic province: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Project cruise name: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Project name: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Reference: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Reference level: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample diameter: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample id: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample length: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample recovery: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample state: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sample storage condition: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sampling device: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sampling penetration: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sediment type: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Start date: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Sub-surface sample: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Surface sample: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Treatment: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Metadata: Vessel name: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.
Water depth: Submitted by EUROCORE Partners
The seven Core Repository Partners will compile and collate meta-data from their own holdings and submit these to the central database. They will also gather other bottom sample meta-data held at Universities and other research institutes and marine stations in their respective countries through established national networks and submit these to the database. Data from institutions outside the consortium will be gathered by questionnaires or by proactive data scouting.

Contributor
European Commission; Fourth Framework Programme; MAST III: Supporting initiatives (MAST III), moredata owner

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
EU-SEASED database, more

Project
EUROCORE: A Searchable Internet Database of Seabed Samples from the Ocean Basins held at European Institutions, more

URLs

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Metadata
Metadatarecord created: 2004-05-10
Information last updated: 2007-09-27
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