TUTORIALS for data services




OSIS-Kiel (Ocean Science Information System) Tutorial

OSIS (Ocean Science Information System) allows scientists to upload and share data files in the context of expeditions, numerical models or experiments with allowance for any file format and content structure. So OSIS serves detailed informations, data and references to publications of expeditions at sea and on land, as well as models of the institute projects.

Go to: OSIS-Kiel (Ocean Science Information System)





PANGAEA Data Submission Tutorial      

PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science is a publisher and library for georeferenced data from earth system research. Observational and analytical data files are archived with a description (metadata) in a relational database. Each data set includes a bibliographic citation and is persistently identified using a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Pangaea offers service and curation for the data output of projects, institutes and individual scientists. Data can be published as an independent "publication" or as a supplement related to an article. Data are in Open Access and are placed under a Creative Commons license.Pangaea- is hosted by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven and the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM), Bremen, Germany." (PANGAEA 2016)

PANGAEA is a member of the ICSU World Data System.

Go to: PANGAEA Data Submission   





Media Server-ProxSys Tutorial

The media server is a web based system for the management and dissemination of media files. It is based on the ProxSys Software and consists of three components: the main server and media storage, a rendering server for preview generation and a server for video conversion based on EPISODE Software. The media server is a long-term storage for georeferenced videos and photographs with metadata description. ProxSys provides access to photographs and videos.

Go to: Media Server-ProxSys




DSHIP land system Tutorial v.2 and Tutorial v.3

Nautical and scientific data on various research vessels are systematically collected, processed and archived with the data management system DAVIS-SHIP (DSHIP).

The archived files of the research vessels are transferred to the DSHIP land system and these data are accessable through a web inferface. DSHIP contains tracks, stations and underway measurements from cruises of German research vessels.

There are archive systems for version 2 and version 3 for the research vessels. They differ in the design of the web-based user interface but provide the same functionalities.


Go to: DSHIP land system





Version Control: Subversion & Git

Version Control System for source code (models, scripts, matlab...).


  • Collaborate on code and research data
  • Manage Git repositories with fine grained access controls
  • Keep your code and your research data secure
  • Perform code and research data reviews
  • Enhance collaboration with support even for large files (Git-LFS)

Go to: Subversion & GitLab



OPeNDAP Server Data Submission Tutorial

The GEOMAR OPeNDAP-Server (data.geomar.de) allows access to published data of model experiments. The Server provides data access to scientific geo-referenced datasets (netCDF, HDF, GRIB, etc.) mostly from GEOMAR researcher. Via OPeNDAP datasets can be downloaded with the web browser or data subsets can be used without downloading whole datasets. The datasets related to journal articles (in discussion and peer reviewed), are interlinked in OceanRep GEOMAR and OSIS (Ocean Science Information System).

Go to: data.geomar.de

Data Submisson Form



Tutorial Matlab Kernel for Jupyter Notebooks

The Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and narrative text/documentation. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, data visualization, machine learning, and much more. http://jupyter.org

Jupyter Notebook at GEOMAR: https://nb.geomar.de  (NB User Guide)