Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Data Library

Request Data

Request Data

Data requests can be made to our WHCMSC data librarian Linda McCarthy directly at lpmccarthy@usgs.gov or by contacting WHSC_data_contact@usgs.gov, the 'official' USGS Woods Hole feedback and data inquires email system.

Request Data

Data System

 Data System

Information about scientific data collected through cruises and other activities carried out by the USGS including data collected by Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. 

Search for Data

Data Catalog

Data Catalog

A searchable index of publicly available USGS data. The interface allows geographic searches using a map or place names, a text-string search of metadata files, and browsing using keywords from thesauri or data authors.  Search for Woods Hole data.

Published Data

Science Center Objects

The Data Library maintains the data produced by research at the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) and provides access to a wide variety of digital data through online portals. In addition, visitors to the library can examine the original analog data in person and request copies for use in their own research projects. 

The primary mission of the Woods Hole Caostal and Marine Science Center's (WHCMSC) Data Library is to collect, organize, and make available scientific data collected since 1962 by USGS research cruises and other field investigations. These collections include older log books, field records, and laboratory analyses in hard copy and their newer electronic counterparts stored on network or hard drives, CDs (compact discs), DVD (Digital Versatile Disc), and other formats. In addition to compiling and integrating data records from multiple scientific investigations, the data library maintains records that link datasets with supporting information about their originating data acquisition, processing, and quality-control activities.

Request Data

Data requests can be made to our WHCMSC data librarian Linda McCarthy directly at lpmccarthy@usgs.gov or by contacting WHSC_data_contact@usgs.gov, the 'official' USGS Woods Hole feedback and data inquires email system.

Online Data: The cotuit  web site offers a collection of data files from research cruises and other field activities. Data is organized by Field Activity number, 1965-001-FA thru 2011-49-FA. This resource is a good starting point if you already have the field activity number. Please note, not all the available data for the field activities may be found on Cotuit. Additional data may be available from the library. 

A woman stands in front of a large machine and feeds long sheets of paper into it.

At the USGS Woods Hole Data Library, librarian Linda McCarthy feeds paper seismic records through the scanner to digitize them.

A woman stands at a counter opening a package of tape to mend some large paper printouts.

At the USGS Woods Hole Data Library, librarian Linda McCarthy mends paper seismic records so that they can be safely digitized.

 

Data Types

This form, located on the Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System site, will search for field activity and data information collected by the USGS and includes data collected by the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. This search uses a combination approach to determine the results. Search results must match all of the selections made.

List of Data Types

 A list of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center data types.

(Credit: Babb, Andrea T. Public domain.)

Related Links and Resources

Related Sound Waves Articles (Coastal and Marine Research News from across the USGS)

Photograph of Seismic Lab aboard R/V Marcus G. Langseth

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff monitor the Seismic Lab aboard R/V Marcus G. Langseth

(Credit: Debbie Hutchinson, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)

Jen Suttles collects water samples from a salt marsh tidal creek (East Falmouth, MA) for laboratory analysis

Jen Suttles collects water samples from a salt marsh tidal creek (East Falmouth, MA) for laboratory analysis of total organic carbon.  These samples will be compared to data recorded by instrumentation deployed in an adjacent tidal creek as part of research efforts to quantify carbon dynamics in coastal ecosystems

(Public domain.)