Data & Samples

Data & Samples

Data & Video Repositories

The video, data, and samples that result from E/V Nautilus expeditions are available at various public repositories.

Biological Sample Repositories

Whole specimens and tissue sub-samples for DNA analysis are housed at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology since 2013. Samples are available to researchers by request. In the “Collector” box enter “Nautilus” to find samples. Use the “Berkeley Mapper” option on the results page to view specimens geographically.

Geological Sample Repositories

Geological rocks and short sediment cores are available to researchers by request from the Marine Geological Samples Lab at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. To find Nautilus samples, expand the Set Name/IGSN box, choose Sample Name/Number “contains,” and enter the cruise number (e.g. “NA101”). The search will return a button with a number of samples available, which can be clicked to display a full list. There are links at the top of the list to download all sample data or view on a map. Clicking a sample link provides individual sample record information.

Samples can also be seen georeferenced at NCEI in the Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples

Underway Data Repositories

Underway Data | Rolling Deck to Repository – R2R

Marine Geoscience and Vehicle Data | Marine Geoscience Data System – MGDS

Video Data

Currently full ROV dive recordings from E/V Nautilus and Hercules and Argus Dives can be found on YouTube

Video Data | YouTube

Additionally, researchers who need data immediately can request it through the OET Data & Video Request Form. These requests are typically filled electronically by a weblink to the dataset requested at no cost. Some cost may be associated with hardware, shipping and personnel time for complex or large video requests that are delivered by mail on multiple hard drives in a RAID device.

NOAA Data Atlas

Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions can be found in the NOAA Ocean Exploration Data Atlas as well. (Coming soon – Ocean Exploration Mission group).