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Information for Proponents
Data Submission Deadline: May 3 2021 23:59 UTC

Welcome to the SSDB as a Proponent

SSDBproponent is the main tool through which you will create and submit a data package in support of your drilling proposal.

Guidance Documents for Proponents

SSDB Tools for Proponents

There are a variety of tools to support proponents. The left-hand menu provides links to most of these, though you must be logged on as a proponent to see and access some of them.



My Account

Maintain updated contact information, and request access to specific proposals.


Upload data files and related descriptive information (metadata) from your computer to the SSDB. View and edit your uploaded files and metadata, and then create and submit a data package in support of your proposal.


Search physical objects, digital data, and site and proposal information that were submitted before ~2005.


Public-facing tool to locate and download files using a text search interface, and view results using Google Earth.

Drilled Holes

Map of all drilled boreholes during DSDP, ODP, and IODP, with links to publications. Requires Google Earth.

Additional Resources

Last Update: April 15, 2021