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-Library (ELEMENTS)

The media server stores videos and images with metadata description and provides access to larger collections for image reusage in other applications such as BIIGLE.



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



GEOMAR Guide for Handling Supplementary Data

The Data Management support the sharing and publication of research data from disciplines that do not fit into a specific repository (like e.g. PANGAEA). We will provide a unique handle as a Persistent IDentifier (PID) for your data which will always redirect users to the proper site at GEOMAR services providing access to data and metadata! GEOMAR researchers have the opportunity to foster the FAIR process and comply with its principles by taking advantage of the GEOMAR Data Management support.

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)



Tutorial for research software publication at GEOMAR

Research software developed by GEOMAR scientists and software developers can be published at GEOMAR. This process is an initiative of the GEOMAR software developers and is realised in cooperation between the GEOMAR DFD teams and the GEOMAR library. A DOI for research software can be requested via OceanRep GEOMAR (https://oceanrep.geomar.de/), the institutional repository for full-text print publications managed by the GEOMAR library.