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Geo.X Research Data Infrastructures


Our goal is to improve the visibility of research data infrastructures within the Geo.X network. This includes research data repositories, data portals and data archives where research data or their metadata can be viewed (and possibly downloaded) by other researchers worldwide.

Most of the research data infrastructures that our partner institutions operate or are involved in are already listed and described in the Registry of Research Data Repositories (

The following overview is a snapshot and will be regularly updated. If you come across any missing or outdated information, we appreciate your feedback via Suggestions or questions are also welcome at any time!

Overview data portals, archives and repositories in Geo.X

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maps@awi GIS Maps Portal at AWImaps@awi lists scientifically prepared data from AWI research in the form of highly adapted WebGIS projects. / Yes
LitterbaseOnline Portal for Marine LitterLITTERBASE summarises results from 2,993 scientific studies in understandable global maps and figures and opens scientific knowledge on marine litter to the public.litterbase@awi.de Yes data and image archive of provides sea ice data of the Arctic and Antarctic. In addition to graphic representations of the underlying verified data and derived data products it is also possible to download the information for further processing.Renate Treffeisen
WRMC-BSRNWorld Radiation Monitoring Center, Baseline Surface Radiation NetworkThe objective of the BSRN is to provide observations of the best possible quality for short- and long-wave surface radiation fluxes with a high sampling rate. These readings are taken from a small number of selected stations, in contrasting climatic zones, together with collocated surface and upper air meteorological data and other supporting observations. The WRMC manages the BSRN database. Yes
PANGAEAData Publisher for Earth and Environmental ScienceThe information system PANGAEA is operated as an Open Access library aimed at archiving, publishing and distributing georeferenced data from earth system research. Yes
APGCArctic Permafrost Geospatial CentreAPGC is an Open Access Circum-Arctic Geospatial Data Portal that promotes, describes and visualizes geospatial permafrost data. A data catalogue and a WebGIS application allow to easily discover and view data and metadata. Data can be downloaded directly via link to the publishing data repository. Sebastian Laboor

Guido Grosse
Marine Data Portal Data Portal German Marine ResearchThe Marine Data Portal is developed by scientists for scientists in order to facilitate FAIR research data management to publish, visualize, browse and access research data from interdisciplinary research collaborations as well as individual research Yes
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TRR170-DBLate Acccretion Onto Terrestrial PlanetsThe TRR170-DB was set up to manage data products of the collaborative research center TRR 170 'Late Accretion onto Terrestrial Planets' ( However, meanwhile the repository also stores data by other institutions and researchers. Data include laboratory and other instrumental data on planetary samples, remote sensing data, geological maps and model simulations.Elfrun Lehmann (
Harry Becker (
refubium/The institutional repository Refubium is a service of the University Library of Freie Universität. All the university members (research staff/scientists, students and other authors currently affiliated with Freie Universität) are encouraged to deposit their scientific papers, master and bachelor thesis, as well as research data.kontakt@refubium.fu-berlin.de
GeotISGeothermal Information SystemThe geothermal information system (GeotIS) provides information and data compilations on deep aquifers in Germany relevant for geothermal exploitation. GeotIS is a public internet-based information system and satisfies the demand for a comprehensive, largely scale-independent form of a geothermal atlas which can be continuously updated. GeotIS helps users identify geothermal potentials by visualizing temperature, hydraulic properties and depth levels of relevant stratigraphic units. A sophisticated map interface simplifies the navigation to all areas of interest. An additional component contains a catalogue of all geothermal installations in Germany. The primary objective of this project is to improve the quality of geothermal-plant project-planning and the estimation of the exploration risk for geothermal projects on selectable locations. However, concrete, location-specific analyses still remain the task of local feasibility
ANCMClimate ModelsThe research data of the last 6000 years were produced using global and regional climate simulations. Climate models of the present and future climate are applied as background for the simulations. The global climate was simulated in a high spatial resolution by using the so-called time slice approach for chosen periods in the past 6000 years.edition@topoi.org
CRMCChemical composition of ancient ceramicsThree parts of a database provide published and unpublished chemical analysis results of archaeological ceramics. These are the results of forty years of applying WD-XRF and other mineralogical and physical laboratory methods to the analysis of sherds from excavations and museums. Drawing on some 30,000 analyses from research projects in Europe, Turkey, the near East, and Sudan, the part published here covers the results of three long-term projects: Early pottery in Thessaly, Greece (1,305 records), Firmalampen and other Roman lamps (1,666 records), and Roman and other pottery produced in Central Europe (4,043 records). This collated information provides an opportunity to work directly on published and unpublished data. These can be used as chemical reference groups for comparison for fine ware classification and in provenance studies.edition@topoi.org
MEVISStadtmessnetz BerlinThe Berlin City Measurement Network (Stadtmessnetz Berlin) comprises 11 stations. Air temperature, humidity, precipitation, earth surface and ground temperature are measured, at some stations additionally wind direction and wind speed, sunshine and precipitation duration, as well as air pressure and radiation variables. A measurement is taken every 1 minute. Visual observations supplement the data. After approval of registration to the data system, the data can be downloaded via the MEVIS webserver portal. daten@met.fu-berlin.de
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WDC-RSATThe World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the AtmosphereThe World Data Center for Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, WDC-RSAT, offers scientists and the general public free access (in the sense of a “one-stop shop”) to a continuously growing collection of atmosphere-related satellite-based data sets (ranging from raw to value added data), information products and services. Focus is on atmospheric trace gases, aerosols, dynamics, radiation, and cloud physical parameters. Complementary information and data on surface parameters (e.g., vegetation index, surface temperatures) is also provided. This is achieved either by giving access to data stored at the data center or by acting as a portal containing links to other providers.wdc@dlr.de Yes
SRTMShuttle Radar Topography MissionThe Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which flew aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour during an 11-day mission in 2000, made the first near-global topographical map of Earth, collecting data on nearly 80 percent of Earth's land surfaces. The instrument's design was essentially a modified version of the earlier Shuttle Imaging Radar instruments with a second antenna added to allow for topographic mapping using a technique similar to stereo photography.  Yes
HALO-DB High Altitude and LOng Range databaseHALO-DB holds and manages a wide range of data based on or related to observations of the HALO research aircraft.Klaus-Dirk Gottschaldt
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CSCDACopernicus Space Component Data AccessAs part of the Copernicus Space Component programme, ESA manages the coordinated access to the data procured from the various Contributing Missions and the Sentinels. The CSCDA portal is the access point to all data, including Sentinel missions, for Copernicus Core Users. The Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Data Access system is the interface for accessing the Earth Observation products from the Copernicus Space  Yes
RESARapid eye science archiveThe German company RapidEye brought in 2008 five satellites into orbit that can be aligned within a day to any point on Earth. The data are interesting for a number of large and small companies for applications from harvest planning to assessment of insurance claims case of natural disasters. Via the Rapid Eye Science Archive (RESA) science users can receive, free of charge, optical image data of the RapidEye satellite fleet.resa@planet.com
ROSATRöntgen-Astronomie-WaveIn 1990 the German X-ray observatory ROSAT started its mission to open a new era in X-ray astronomy.  Equipped with the largest imaging X-ray telescope ever brought into an earth orbit ROSAT has provided a tremendous amount of new scientific data and insights. /  Yes
TerraSAR-X TerraSAR-X Science Service SystemThe TerraSAR-X Science Service System provides information about the scientific use of TerraSAR-X satellite data. TSX product specifications can be Yes
TanDEM-X ISDC/TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurements) is an Earth observation radar mission that consists of a SAR interferometer built by two almost identical satellites flying in close formation. Several global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) have been generated with the data. tandemx-science@dlr.de Yes
IMPCIonosphere Monitoring and Prediction CenterThe Ionosphere Monitoring and Prediction Center (IMPC) provides a near real-time information and data service on the current state of the ionosphere, related forecasts and warnings. IMPC is the successor of the well-established Space Weather Application Center – Ionosphere (SWACI).impc-uhd@dlr.de
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GFZ Data ServicesGFZ Data ServicesGFZ Data Services is a research data repository for the Earth and environmental sciences domain.Kirsten Elger
GRACE ISDCGravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Information System and Data CenterAccess via FTP to the different GRACE Level-1B (instrument and orbit data as well as atmosphere and ocean de-aliasing (AOD) model), Level-2 (gravity models in terms of spherical harmonic coefficients) and Level-3 (user-friendly gridded) data and documentation, (monthly) newsletters and various project related documentation. Further information on recent Level-1B and Level-2 data distribution. The Level-3 data provided at ISDC are based on the most recent GRACE data release from GFZ and are visualized and described at GFZ´s Gravity Information Service (GravIS).Christoph Dale (
ISDCInformation System and Data Center for geoscientific dataISDC's online service portal is an access point for diverse geoscientific geodata, its corresponding metadata, scientific documentation and software tools.isdc-support@gfz-potsdam.de Yes
TERENO Data Discovery PortalTerrestrial Environmental Observatories Data Discovery Portal TERENO Data Discovery Portal. With this portal you can find data, which is observed by TERENO observatories but also data from third
IGETS Data BaseInternational Geodynamics and Earth Tide ServiceThe hosted products are (A) raw gravity and local pressure records sampled at 1 or 2 seconds, in addition to the same records decimated at 1‐minute samples (Level 1 products); (B) gravity and pressure data corrected for instrumental perturbations, ready for tidal analysis. This product is derived from the previous datasets, and is computed by one or several Analysis Centers (Level 2 products); (C) gravity residuals after particular geophysical corrections (including solid Earth tides, polar motion, tidal and non‐tidal loading effects). This product is also derived from the previous dataset and is computed by one or several Analysis Centers (Level 3 products).Christoph Förste
ICGEMInternational Centre for Global Earth ModelsServices of ICGEM: collecting and archiving of all existing global gravity field models, web interface for getting access to global gravity field models, web based visualization of the gravity field models their differences and their time variation, web based service for calculating different functionals of the gravity field models, web site for tutorials on spherical harmonics and the theory of the calculation service, providing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the data set of the model (the coefficients)icgem@gfz-potsdam.de
GEOFONGEOFOrschungsNetz GEOFON seeks to facilitate cooperation in seismological research and earthquake and tsunami risk mitigation by providing rapid transnational access to seismological data and source parameters of large earthquakes, and keeping these data accessible in the long term. It pursues these aims by operating and maintaining a global network of permanent seismic stations in cooperation with local partners, facilitating real-time access to data from this network and those of many partner networks and plate boundary observatories, and providing a FAIR archive for seismological data. It also curates data from temporary experiments carried out by scientists at German universities and institutions and international partners, thereby fostering cooperation and encouraging the full exploitation of all acquired data and serving as the permanent archive for the Geophysical Instrument Pool at Potsdam (GIPP).geofon@gfz-potsdam.de
GNSS - ISDCGlobal Navigation Satellite Systems - Information System and Data CenterA global GNSS station network with currently about 70 stations for precise satellite clock & orbit determination, realization of the terrestrial reference frame, radio occultation measurements or studies on crust dynamics.gnss@gfz-potsdam.de
SDDBScientific Drilling DatabaseThe Scientific Drilling Database (SDDB) is a platform for the public dissemination of drilling data.Kirsten Elger
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MOSESModular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems Data Discovery Portal The MOSES Data Discovery Portal is a data search platform that provides oceans, coastal, weather and climate data discovery all in one place. It is designed to facilitate the discovery of and access to data obtained by the MOSES project.moses-dmp@gfz-potsdam.de
IERSInternational Earth Rotation and Reference Systems ServiceThe primary objectives of the IERS are to serve the astronomical, geodetic and geophysical communities by providing data and standards related to Earth rotation and reference frames.central_bureau@iers.org
WSM World Stress MapThe World Stress Map (WSM) is a global compilation of information on the crustal present-day stress field maintained since 2009 at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for GeosciencesOliver Heidbach
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IntermagnetInternational Real-time Magnetic Observatory Network Intermagnet is a global network of observatories, monitoring the Earth's magnetic field. Intermagnet provides data and information from geomagnetic observatories around the world.
CHAMPChallenging Minisatellite Payload Data BaseCHAMP (CHAllenging Minisatellite Payload) was a German small satellite mission for geoscientific and atmospheric research and applications, managed by GFZ. With its highly precise, multifunctional and complementary payload elements (magnetometer, accelerometer, star sensor, GPS receiver, laser retro reflector, ion drift meter) and its orbit characteristics (near polar, low altitude, long duration) CHAMP generated highly precise gravity and magnetic field measurements simultaneously for the first time and over a 10 years period. Database Product Sections: AI  = Atmosphere/Ionosphere; ME = Magnetic/Electric Field; OG = Orbit & Gravity Field related product; GPS = Data from the former CHAMP related highrate GPS ground station network (will be released here soon!)Christoph Förste
ICETInternational Center for Earth Tides The International Center for Earth Tides (ICET) is no longer active as an individual entity. The IGETS data base at GFZ Potsdam continues the activities of the International Center for Earth Tides (ICET), in particular, in collecting, archiving and distributing Earth tide records from long series of gravimeters, tiltmeters, strainmeters and other geodynamic sensors.Christoph Förste
EIDAEuropean Integrated Data ArchiveEIDA is a distributed federation of datacenters established to securely archive seismic waveform data and metadata gathered by European research infrastructures, and provide transparent access to data for the geosciences research communities./ Yes
ISGI International Service of Geomagnetic IndicesThe International Service of Geomagnetic Indices (ISGI) is in charge of the elaboration and dissemination of geomagnetic indices, and of tables of remarkable magnetic events, based on the report of magnetic observatories distributed all over the planet, with the help of ISGI Collaborating Institutes.isgi@unistra.fr Yes
WDC - GeomagnetismWorld Data Centre for Geomagnetism, CopenhagenThe WDC has a FTP-server to distribute the definitive PCN index derived from the geomagnetic observatory Qaanaaq (THL) and the Kp-index data products derived at the geomagnetic observatory Niemegk (NGK). The WDC is also holding extensive archives of magnetograms and other geomagnetic observatory data products that predate the introduction of digital data recording. The material is in analogue form such as film or microfiche.  Morten Garly Andersen ( Yes
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eDoc-Serveredoc-Server Open-Access Institutional Repository of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin The edoc-Server is the institutional repository of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and offers the possibility of text- and data-publications.edoc@hu-berlin.de
Media RepositoryMedia Repository Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinThe Media Repository is a web-based digital asset management system to store, organize and share digital media files. Not only images and documents are directly supported – audio and video content is supported as well. The data can be re-used in other systems. The system manages a variety of file formats and metadata
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Data Collection/With over 30 million objects, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin houses the largest natural history collection in Germany. It is the museum's core infrastructure. The collection comprises objects from the time of the origin of the solar system more than 4.5 billion years ago until today and contains a large number of first descriptions of species (type specimens). The objects have been collected since the early 18th century and have often been collected during famous expeditions and by important scientists such as Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin or Adalbert von Chamisso. The collections include skins, antlers, skeletons, eggs, nests, insects, plants, animal voices, tissue & DNA samples, alcohol preserved objects, meteorites, minerals and rocks, fossil animals and plants and associated diaries, literature and notes. info@mfn.berlin No
Dataportal /At the time of its initial release in early 2021, the data portal contains information and digital media from three different sub-collections of the museum, which are now publicly searchable and reusable by all interested parties. The currently available entries from the Animal Sound Archive, Insect Collection, and Mineralogy / Petrography will be gradually complemented by continuously expanding the data portal with entries from the ongoing processing of these and other sub-collections.portal@mfn.berlin No
GFBio Dataportal/GFBio is the authoritative, national contact point for issues concerning the management and standardisation of biological and environmental research data during the entire data life cycle (from acquisition to archiving and data publication).helpdesk@gfbio.org
Animal Sound Archive/Tierstimmenarchiv/The Animal Sound Archive at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is one of the oldest and most comprehensive collection of animal sound recordings in the world. It comprises approximately 120,000 sound recordings including 1,800 bird species, 580 mammal species and numerous fish, amphibian, reptile and insect species.

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DepositOnceRepository for Research Data and PublicationsDepositOnce is the institutional repository for research data and publications of TU Berlin. In DepositOnce, research results of TU Berlin members and, if applicable, their research partners are archived permanently and made freely accessible on the
OPSDOpen Power System DataOpen Power System Data is a free-of-charge data platform dedicated to electricity system researchers. We collect, check, process, document, and publish data that are publicly available but currently inconvenient to use. The project is a service provider to the modelling community: a supplier of a public good. Learn more about its background or just go ahead and explore the data platform.hirth@neon-energie.de Yes
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ISIMIPIntersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison ProjectISIMIP coordinates climate impact model simulations across various impact sectors with a consistent modelling protocol across sectors, high quality forcing data provision and curation of output data on Mengel (