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Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB)

Data Submission Deadline: November 1 2021 23:59 UTC

Welcome to the Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB)

The Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB) is a repository for site survey data submitted in support of International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) proposals and expeditions. SSDB serves different roles for different sets of users:

Science Community

SSDB is a resource for the general science community to access drilling-related data submitted in the past. Without an SSDB account, you can use SSDBquery and SSDBlegacy to find data that may be of interest; however, you will not be able to download data without registering for a basic user account.

IODP Proponents

SSDBproponent is the main tool for scientists submitting drilling proposals to IODP to upload site survey data and create data packages in support of their proposals. It works in conjunction with the Proposal Database (PDB), the system through which IODP proposal documents are submitted. Please see the Information for Proponents for further links and guidance. To access the proposal upload tools, you must have a proponent account: first register for a basic user account on SSDB, if you do not have one (a PDB account will also work in SSDB). Then log in to SSDB and use the My Account tool to request access to a specific proposal number. Within 1-2 business days, after validation by IODP, you should receive a confirmation email that you have been given proponent access to that proposal.

IODP Reviewers

SSDBreviewer provides IODP panel members and external peer reviewers with tools for searching and viewing data associated with proposals they are reviewing. To initiate reviewer access, please create a basic user account by registering, if you do not already have one. IODP will then provide you with reviewer credentials and then you can use the My Account tool to request access to the specific proposals you will review.

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Last Update: September 16, 2021