Geoscientific Mapping of the Ocean Realm: GeoMORe - Marine data (October 2022 version)


The GeoMORe project aims to support and promote the use of marine data for science and society, and to foster interdisciplinary work and projects in marine science.

Data and information on the ocean floor are scattered, often inaccessible, rarely compatible and often usable only by insiders. The UN Decade of Ocean Sciences has just begun (2021 - 2030) and the UN Sustainable Development Goal No.14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development has been in force since 2015.

This website is being developed jointly by the CCMG Sub-Commission on the Ocean Floor and the IUGS. It aims to support these UN goals and to help scientists do their work in a practical way, by providing sources and links via a central GeoMORe hub.

In a first step, we compile and provide links to available offshore data from geological, geophysical, geochemical and geobiological investigations/mapping campaigns (raw and interpreted).

Secondly, you will find links to existing classifications, nomenclatures and standards (ocean features, sample acquisitions, analyses, etc.) needed to describe the mapped ocean floor features. More information here.

In a third step, links to other information systems/hubs such as OBIS (Ocean Biological Information System, IOC), EPOS and the work of CGI and DDE will be provided.

Finally, we invite you to help us make marine geoscience data accessible, and to host your data source references for regional, national or international marine data.


Initiators of the project:

Kristine Asch: BGRGermany

Manuel Pubellier, CCGM, ENS, CNRS, France

Hiroshi Kitazato, IUGS, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), Japan 

Javier Escartin, CGMW, ENS, IPG-Paris, France

Implementation : Camille François, CGMW

Umbrella organisation: Commission for the Geological Map of the World, France

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