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PANGAEA® - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science (PANGAEA)
Hosting Legal Entity
Helmholtz Association
University of Bremen
Am Handelshafen 12, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PO: 27570 (Germany)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1997
Scientific Description
PANGAEA is a publisher and library for geo-referenced data from earth system research. Observational and analytical data files are archived with a description (metadata) in a relational database. Its content is distributed via web services to portals, search engines and catalogs of libraries and publishers. Data is retrievable through a search engine and a data warehouse. Each data set includes a bibliographic citation and is persistently identified using a DOI. Pangaea is unique in archiving its content in a structured order with a high level of internal consistency. Pangaea offers service and curation for the data output of projects, institutes and individual scientists. Data can be archived as an independent publication or as a supplement related to an article. Data are in Open Access and are placed under a Creative Commons license. see also

RI Keywords
Physics, Data warehouse, Chemistry, Biology, Palynology, Hydrology, Earth system science, Polar research, Paleoclimate, Geophysics, Ocean acidification, Oceanography, Model, Climate change, Glaciology, Solar radiation, Geology, Meteorology, Zoology, Environment, Geosciences, Geo-reference, Botany, Project data management, Data publication
RI Category
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Research Data Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Data publication with user service and training

Publication of individual datasets or data collections with provision of citations with DOI; user service, data archaeology.

Computer with user front-end of PANGAEA

At the facility guests are welcome for training in using the client software of Pangaea for data import and publication.

DataCite e.V.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Eurofleets (FP7)
Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS)
New operational steps towards an alliance of European research fleets (EUROFLEETS2)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IOC/IODE)
Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe (OpenAIRE)
European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)
European Polar Board (EPB)
International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
World Data System (WDS)
Date of last update: 16/08/2017
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