Geoscience and its many disciplines deal with the physical structure and substance of the earth and the processes that act on them over time. The NGDC focuses on collecting and preserving geoscientific data and information and making them available to a wide range of users.
NERC defines environmental data as 'individual items or records (both digital and analogue) usually obtained by measurement, analysis, observation or modelling of the natural world, and the impact of humans upon it'.
Please use the NGDC data deposit application (portal) to deposit digital files with NGDC.
To deposit large files or large quantities of digital data with NGDC, please email email@example.com. The data deposit form (pdf or Word) must be completed and returned with all data deposits that are donated via email. NGDC is unable to accept and store data unless this form is completed in advance or at the time of deposit. NGDC staff will contact you if an ISO-compliant metadata entry is required with your data deposit. This can be completed using the NGDC metadata form.
NGDC prefers to receive digital data in the formats listed.
The objective of the NGDC is to provide users with a significant resource of world-class data to support a wide range of research and commercial initiatives. This will be achieved by collecting data that:
Alongside the collecting themes noted above, data that meet the following specific criteria will be selected for preservation within NGDC:
We prefer to receive digital data, but we may accept data deposits of all formats including analogue data, physical samples and specimens. Please see the table for more information on preferred digital formats. To deposit analogue data and samples or specimens please see the guidance set out on the NGR webpage.
NGDC are responsible for storing data associated with:
If you are about to commence drilling a borehole that fits in the above categories, please fill out the Notification of Intention to Drill form.
These guidelines should be followed when submitting data to the BGS Marine Environment Data and Information Network Data Archive Centre (MEDIN DAC) for geology, geophysics and backscatter. If you hold geological or geophysical datasets and are happy for these to be stored for the long term and distributed by the DAC for future reuse please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read the MEDIN submission guidelines.
These guidelines should be followed when submitting carbon capture and storage data to the UKCCSRC data and information archive. If you wish to submit carbon capture and storage data to the archive, please contact us at email@example.com. Read the UKCCSRC data and information archive submission guidelines.
For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.