Open Core Data


Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office

Open Data

The digital objects are hosted following RDA Digital Object Cloud patterns. They are accessible through the web and can be integrated into various workflows including notebooks.


The FAIR principles are typically applied to data but they have very close parallels to goals with physical samples.

Simple Architecture

This architecture leverages basic web architecture and structured data on the web to scale its services. is a collaborative, community activity with a mission to create, maintain, and promote schemas for structured data on the Internet, on web pages, in email messages, and beyond. can be extended with vocabularies such as DCAT, SOSA, etc.

This approach leverages the rich ecosystem of tools developers currently leverage for JSON. Additionally a growing suite of tools and guides specifically for geosciences and structured data on the web are under development.

                "@context": {
                  "@vocab": ""
                "@type": "Dataset",
                "name": "Removal of organic carbon by natural bacterioplankton 
                communities as a function of pCO2 from laboratory 
                experiments between 2012 and 2016",
                "description": "This dataset includes results of laboratory experiments which measured 
                dissolved organic carbon (DOC) usage by natural bacteria in seawater at different pCO2 
                levels.Included in this dataset are; bacterial abundance, total organic
                carbon (TOC), what DOC was added to the experiment, target pCO2 level.The 
                experiments were conducted between 2012 and 2016 during the R/V Kilo Moana cruise
                KM1416, at the Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences (BIOS), and the University of 
                Santa Barbara."
                "url": "",
                "version": "2013-11-21",
                "keywords": ["ocean acidification", "OA", "Dissolved Organic Carbon",
                "DOC", "bacterioplankton respiration", "pCO2", "carbon dioxide",
                "elevated pCO2", "oceans"],
                "license": "CC-BY-4.0"