Recent News

  • IEDA at Goldschmidt 2011, August 14-19, Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic

    August 2011: IEDA at Goldschmidt 2011: Learn about our Data Services from Databases to Data Management Plans.


    Please visit IEDA’s exhibition booth (booth #31) at the upcoming Goldschmidt 2011 conference to learn about our data services for Geochemistry:

    • Data access & synthesis at EarthChem, PetDB, SedDB, Deep Lithosphere Dataset
    • Data visualization with GeoMapApp
    • Using the IEDA Data Management Plan Tool for your NSF proposals
    • Submitting geochemical data to EarthChem
    • Registration and identification of your samples with the International Geo Sample Number IGSN
    • Managing your samples at the System for Earth Sample Registration
    • Data publication with IEDA
    • VentDB: See the prototype of the new database for seafloor hydrothermal spring geochemistry


  • Call for GSA and AGU Abstracts

    July 2011: Please consider submitting an abstract to the upcoming GSA and AGU meeting sessions:

    At the GSA Annual Meeting, 9-12 October 2011, GfG staff are involved in the following session:

    • T196: Geoinformatics in Action (Posters)

    At the AGU Fall Meeting, 5-9 December 2011, GfG staff are involved in the following sessions:


  • New Deep Lithosphere Data - June 2011

    June 2011: Deep Lithosphere Current Holdings

    View new data sets

    164 References
    781 Locations
    4,501 Samples
    189,056 Total observed values
    54,235 Observed values for rocks
    132,750 Observed values for minerals

  • Geochron 1.0 Release

    June 2011: EarthChem is pleased to announce the release of Geochron, an application that helps with the onerous task of data management for geochronological and thermochronological studies. Geochron was developed in collaboration with the EARTHTIME effort and worked with expert groups from the Ar-Ar, U-Pb, (U-Th)/He, and CRN communities to establish reporting requirements and XML schemas to be used for transferring data from reduction programs to database. Access to these programs is available at the Geochron website.


    Users can now upload data and metadata to the Geochron system, or search data in Geochron by age, method, mineral, or location parameters. Enhancements to the search interface will be made in the near future. Geochron works with the System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) to use the IGSN Unique Identifiers for samples. EarthChem, Geochron, and SESAR are all part of the IEDA community-based data facility funded by the National Science Foundation.


    Visit Geochron at