Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, Department of Geosciences, Florida State University
Data Center Description
The Antarctic Research Facility, adjunct of the Florida State University Department of Geological Sciences, is a national repository for geological materials collected in polar regions. The Facility houses over 25,000 meters of deep-sea geological core samples recovered primarily from the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic continent.
Facility services include:
1. curation of the exisiting collection 2. receipt and processing of new cores 3. core description and publication of core descriptions 4. distribution of samples from the collection to authorized investigators 5. maintenance of: a core and sample database an Antarctic geology and marine geology reference library a satellite Ocean Drilling Program Micropaleontological Reference Center for nannofossils and diatoms