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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187

Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples

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The NGDC's Index to Marine & Lacustrine Geological Samples

For further information regarding oceanographic geological samples from various institutions worldwide, as well as national standards and methods for archiving these sediments, it is suggested that interested parties visit the National Geophysical Data Center's Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Web site.

Coastal and Marine Geology Program locations

The U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Geology InfoBank provides descriptions of the field activities for the entire Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP), as well as archival information for the CMGP facilities of the USGS offices in Menlo Park/Santa Cruz, CA and St. Petersburg, FL.

MRIB, Worldwide data available through the Marine Realms Information Bank.

MRIB, The U.S. Geological Survey's Marine Realms Information Bank, provides access to scientific information and data pertaining to oceans, coasts and coastal watersheds provided by the USGS CMGP.

Sample Submission

The following Microsoft Excel template is available to research projects for submitting sample data to the archives for addition into the database.

Archive Forms

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The following PDF forms (adapted from similar forms in Perry, 1980) are provided for the maintenance of the WHSC's Sediment Archive:

  • Chain of Custody PDF
  • Outgoing Loan Conditions PDF
  • Outgoing Loan Agreement PDF
  • Sample Deaccession PDF


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  • Archive labels PDF for insertion into plastic sleeves
  • Labels for Archive PDF, and Working halves of cores PDF - These are best printed out on AveryTM Standard labels, number 8250

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