Next Data Submission Deadline: May 1, 2024, 23:59 UTC

The Site Survey Data Bank (SSDB) is the system through which site characterization data supporting IODP drilling proposals, such as seismic profiles, are submitted. Data files submitted to the deadline immediately following a drilling proposal submission deadline are reviewed together with the drilling proposal by the Science Evaluation Panel. While the SSDB is considered an open resource for those developing drilling proposals, proponents have the option of restricting access to their proprietary data as discussed in the Standard IODP Confidentiality Policy

After a drilling proposal is accepted, the Science Support Office will set up the proposed sites in the SSDB and contact the lead proponent when the system is ready for data uploads. Data submissions must then be submitted by the deadline. Data submissions must follow the format policies and other regulations specified in the IODP Site Characterization GuidelinesDue to the time required for quality control procedures, data files uploaded after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the IODP Science Support Office. 

To submit data:

Proponents can contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.