JOIDES. Site survey data requirements for mature drilling proposals are identified in the JOIDES Journal issue titled, ''Guide to the Ocean Drilling Program." Additionally, such data can be important in interpreting the results of a drilling leg and should be available to cruise participants.

Successful applicants are expected to deposit data from their cruises in the Ocean Drilling Program Site Survey Data Bank at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, in addition to other data archiving requirements described in this document (7.C.). The address is the following:

ODP Site Survey Data Bank

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Palisades, New York 10964

At the earliest possible date, the chairperson of the JOIDES Site Survey Panel, the manager of the Data Bank, and the representative of the appropriate national data center should be notified of the data types and schedule for submission.

The Ocean Drilling Program also supports more limited data collection activities through the U.S. Science Support Program administered by the Joint Oceanographic Institutions (JOI). Data reporting requirements under this program are the same as those identified above.


    Federal agencies which engage in and/or fund data collection will promote quality control of ocean data which they and their contractors and grantees collect. Each national data center will:

    • upon archival of a submitted data set, send to the principal investigator a copy of the data set as archived;
    • monitor submitted data to assure that they are submitted in accordance with these guidelines and in appropriate formats: and
    • report regularly to principal investigators and Federal agencies on the rates of data submission, archiving and usage.

    The Foundation has TDD (Telephonic Device for the Deaf) capability, which enables individuals with hearing impairment to communicate with the NSF Information Center about NSF programs, employment, or general information. The telephone number is (703) 306-0090.

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