PANGAEA - Pangaea Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

Program Description: The information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. The system guarantees long-term availability of its content through a commitment of the operating institutions. Most of the data are freely available and can be used under the terms of the license mentioned on the data set description. A few password protected data sets are under moratorium from ongoing projects. The description of each data set is always visible and includes the principle investigator (PI) who may be asked for access. Each dataset can be identified, shared, published and cited by using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Data are archived as supplements to publications or as citable data collections. Citations are available through the portal of the German National Library of Science and Technology (GetInfo). Archiving follows the Recommendations of the Commission on Professional Self Regulation in Science (pdf, 200 kB) for safeguarding good scientific practice. The system is operated in the sense of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities which is a follow up to the Budapest Open Access Initiative. PANGAEA is a member of the ICSU World Data System. The policy of data management and archiving follows the ICSU World Data System Data Policy and the OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding. Authors submitting data to the Pangaea data library for archiving aggree that all data are provided under a creative commons license.

Organization Description: N/A

Data Description: Approximately 350,000 datasets and 9 billion data items in this collection. Quality control and locating interesting events/anomalies requires automation.

Project Type: Data Repository

Project Domains: Environmental Research and Education

No budget information

International Funding: EUC, BMBF, DFG, IODP

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Bremerhaven, Germany, Germany 53.5396,8.5809 Data Repository Data On demand 0.0001 0.0001 0.0003 1.00 10.00 0.10 0.10 No -
University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, Germany 43.1879,-77.6073 Data Repository Data On demand 0.0001 0.0001 0.0003 1.00 10.00 0.10 0.10 No -