The Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) at the Universität Bremen (UniHB) is a central research facility offering a number of technical and scientific services in the field of ocean research and furthermore developing innovative technology in support for scientific operations. In cooperation with the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) MARUM operates PANGAEA - data publisher for earth and environmental data. PANGAEA is one of the designated archive for the journal Earth System Science Data (ESSD) and recommended data repository of several international scientific journals such as “Scientific Data” by the Nature publishing group. Essential services supplied by PANGAEA are data curation, long-term data archiving and data publication. Data curation includes quality control of metadata and the development of ontologies and vocabularies according to international protocols and standards. Metadata are extensive and each dataset can be cited using a universally unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The system is operated in the sense of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities which is a follow up to the Budapest Open Access Initiative.
PANGAEA hosts about 340,000 data sets comprising around 7 billion individual measurements which have been collected during more than 200 European as well as international research projects.
A successful cooperation between PANGAEA and Elsevier along with the correspondent technical implementation enables the cross-referencing of scientific publications and data sets archived as supplements to these publications on the webpages of ScienceDirect and PANGAEA. A direct link brings the ScienceDirect user from the publication to the data sets archived as supplements at PANGAEA (e.g.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.06.006
PANGAEA coordinates the German, DFG funded project GFBio (German Federation for the Curation of Biological Data, www.gfbio.org). PANGAEA also co-chaires the ICSU World Data System (WDS) and Research Data Alliance (RDA) working groups on data publication.
Role in the project
UniHB / PANGAEA as a data broker will be involved in Literature-data integration, specifically responsible for the data citation interlinking service that collects cross-references between dataset persistent identifiers and publication persistent identifiers from publishers, data repositories and the OpenAIRE infrastructure, and the development of resolution services based on those data.