GeoPRISMS Data Portal

The GeoPRISMS Data Portal was established in 2011 to provide convenient access to data and information for each primary site as well as to other relevant data resources. Reports below highlight contributions of data sets and field program information of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community. Many of the data sets are also available in GeoMapApp.

Status reports on the GeoPRISMS Data Portal were bi-yearly published in the GeoPRISMS newsletter and contributed by Andrew Goodwillie and the IEDA Database Team (LDEO, Columbia University).

The GeoPRISMS Data Portal will continue to operate and be available after the official end of the GeoPRISMS program in order to facilitate the proper cataloguing and archiving of GeoPRISMS data, including data generated from the most recent rounds of NSF solicitations for proposals that sought GeoPRISMS funding for data synthesis and integration efforts.

Visit the GeoPRISMS Data Portal on the MGDS website to find information for each Primary Site:

  • Pre-existing data sets and field programs
  • Data sets ready for download
  • Links to partner programs and resources
  • References database with papers tied to data

Visit also the MARGINS Data Portal for information related to the MARGINS Program.

The GeoPRISMS Data Portal team is here to serve the community! Please contact us at info (at)

Search for Data

The GeoPRISMS search tool provides a quick way to find GeoPRISMS Data using parameters such as keyword, NSF award number, publications, and geographical extent.

Data Management Tool

The Data Management Tool generates a data management plan for your NSF proposal. The online form can be quickly filled in, printed in PDF format, and attached to a proposal. PIs can use an old plan as a template to create a new plan. There is also a tool developed by the IEDA team to help PIs show compliance with NSF data policies.

GeoPRISMS Bibliography

An easy way to access datasets from references listed on the GeoPRISMS Data Portal

An easy way to access datasets from references listed on the GeoPRISMS Data Portal

The GeoPRISMS Bibliography includes more than 1140 citations, many tied to data sets. The references database can be searched by primary site, paper title, author, year, and journal. The citations can be exported to EndNote™. You can submit your paper for inclusion in the bibliography – just the DOI is needed!


GeoMapApp is an earth science exploration and visualization application that is continually being expanded as part of the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The application provides direct access to the Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) compilation that hosts high resolution (~100 m node spacing) bathymetry from multibeam data for ocean areas and ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) and NED (National Elevation Dataset) topography datasets for the global land masses.

icon-youtube  icon-youtube Watch the GeoPRISMS-focused webinar on Youtube to learn how to generate custom maps, explore built-in data sets, and import your own data

Contribute Data

The web submission tool support PI contributions of geophysical, geochemical, and sample data. File formats include grids, tables, spreadsheets, and shapefiles. Once registered within the IEDA systems, the data sets become available to the broader community immediately or may be placed on restricted hold. Additionally, PIs can choose to have a DOI assigned to each submitted data set, allowing it to become part of the formal, citable scientific record.

To submit missing data sets, field programs or publications to the GeoPRISMS portal, contact info (at)