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USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Samples Repository

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Since 2002, the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Samples Repository (WHCMSC) has been supporting research by providing secure storage for geological, biological, and geochemical samples; maintaining organization and an active inventory of these sample collections; as well as by providing access to these collections for study and reuse.

Over the years, local storage facilities have changed, and collections management strategies have been adapted as collections have grown and research programs and focuses have shifted. Throughout these advances, the WHCMSC Samples Repository has remained committed to the preservation and organization of scientific samples and collections.


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Partnerships and Affiliations

The USGS National Geologic and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

The United States Extended Continental Shelf Project

The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Core Lab

u.s. geological survey Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, Version 1.0. Find report here

The Geological Materials Repository Working Group, 2015, The USGS Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS) - A master catalog and collections management plan for the USGS Geologic Samples Collections: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1410, 108p. Find report here.

Sound Waves articles

USGS Hosts the 2013 Meeting of the Curators of Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples Group

Samples on the Move at the Woods Hole Science Center



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