Jump to navigation Jump to search


NOAA-MMS is the acronym for a project aiming at republishing on the Web the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database while improving on its data coherence and interactive linking with the on-line published literature as well as with the existing on-line NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography (MMBIB). Beginning in 2015-02 data are archived in Pangaea by Jean-Marie Monget. Current datasets are listed through a query on project:noaa-mms

The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database

Cite as: Grant, J. Bruce, Moore, Carla J., Alameddin, George, Chen, Kuiying, and Mark Barton (1992). The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52Z13FT

The Marine Minerals Geochemical Database was created by NGDC as a part of a project to construct a comprehensive computerized bibliography and geochemical database as a Cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the National Ocean Service of NOAA, and the Office of Marine Minerals and International Activities (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service. The marine minerals project was begun in April of 1983, and ended in 1991. Active compilation of the bibliography ended at NGDC in the fall of 1991. Coding of geochemical analyses at NGDC ended in 1989. The marine minerals database contains geochemical analyses and auxiliary information on present-day marine deposits of primarily ferromanganese nodules and crusts, but also contains some data for heavy minerals, and phosphorites. The NOAA & MMS Marine Minerals CDROM data set, funded by INTERMAR, containing the marine minerals geochemical database and bibliography with access software for PC and Macintosh platforms was released by NGDC in October of 1991. Sources of data include the historic Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) manganese nodule analysis file, the CNEXO ferromanganese nodule analysis file, ferromanganese crust data compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey, and data coded at NGDC from the scientific literature. A placer data set from the USGS is also included. The ferromanganese nodule/crust portion of the database contains over 140,000 element/oxide analyses. Approximately 1,400 heavy mineral analyses and fewer than 300 phosphorite analyses are in the database. The geochemical database is described online through the NGDC server. The geochemical database has been edited and partially republished by the International Seabed Authority, sponsored by the United Nations.

The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography

Cite as: Warnken, Robin R., Virden, William T., and Carla J. Moore (1992): The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53X84KN

From 1983 through 1992, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) compiled a comprehensive, computerized bibliography of offshore marine mineral deposits as a cooperative effort with the Ocean Minerals and Energy Division of the NOAA National Ocean Service, and the Office of International Activities and Marine Minerals (INTERMAR) of the Minerals Management Service (MMS). In October of 1992, the NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography (MMBIB) was released as a compact disc. The bibliography includes over 17,000 citations of references to sea floor deposits of ferromanganese (polymetallic) nodules and crusts, placers/heavy minerals, phosphorites, and polymetallic sulfides published from 1831 through 1990. References include key word categories indicating geographic area and type of study conducted. Subject key words are annotated with "general" or "technical" to indicate whether a subject was mentioned briefly, or was explored in detail. Key words also include the names of each mineral and each element mentioned in the article. Geographic keys include ocean or sea name, numeric designators for the ocean/sea, the name of any pertinent geographic feature, US exclusive economic zones (e.g. East Coast), and geologic setting. The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals CD-ROM Data Set, produced by NGDC and partially funded by INTERMAR, contains the entire NGDC Marine Minerals Bibliography and Geochemical Database and several data files compiled by other organizations. The bibliography is searchable on-line on NGDC's web server. The NOAA and MMS Marine Minerals Bibliography and geochemical database was partially incorporated by the International Seabed Authority (ISA) into their online compilation, which uses the NGDC MMBIB identification system for references.

The NeoNodule data enhancement project

Cite as: Jean-Marie Monget (2015): The NeoNodule Project - A Summary. ResearchGate, 5 pp. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.2297.0403

The project aims at curating the data and information published about hydrogeneous manganese deposits since the concept was originated by Carl Wilhelm Von G¸mbel in 1861 and marine manganese nodules where recovered during the Challenger Expedition of 1872ñ76 and further analysed by John Murray and his associates. It stems from the past compiling efforts of the NOAA-NGDC Marine Minerals Data Base. It is building from the recent development of Internet accessed bibliographic and data stores as well as the global data management capabilities offered by the new tools of the Semantic Web initially incepted by Tim Berners-Lee in 2001.

The latest developements of the NeoNodule project are an open on-line extensive bibliography and a click-on geographic map of locations where manganese nodules and crusts have been analysed and stored in the NOAA-MMS database. The bibliography covers the subject of hydrogenous ferro-manganese deposits. It is up-to-date as of December 2014 and contains about 16000 references linked to on-line scientific papers, reports and theses in 15 languages. The clik-on nodules and crusts maps links the location of samples to the bibliography and its NOAA-MMBIB counterpart when appropriate.