Pangaea, the major data publishing system for Earth & Environmental Science, and a tool growingly used for data integration by scientific journals publishers, just gained a new face. After more than 20 years of operation, the website, a project developed by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research and by the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences of the University of Bremen, is now easier to navigate and offers a number of new possibilities and services, such as faceted searches, mobile browser support, and ORCID linked data submissions. Have you used Pangaea before? Well, if you did you will be amazed by how much the site experience has improved and by how easy it is now to get a precise view of the datasets available for specific topics or regions of interest in just a few clicks. Submission has also become simpler and more intuitive.
As you enter, you may now choose to browse the database through clicks on a world map (selecting region filters) or by topic (Oceans, Lithosphere, Biological Classification, Atmosphere or Paleontology). You are then presented with very simple, intuitive, agreeable and controllable way to filter the query results that include a comprehensive list of criteria such as the topic, the project, the date, or the device used in the data collection. Unfortunately, data is still not pre-categorized by geological age, and simple searches intending to result in that kind of sorting, only seem to return results based on the title.
Visit the new Pangea website by clicking here.
Latest posts by Lurdes Fonseca (see all)
- Just out |The Pliocene marine megafauna extinction and its impact on functional diversity @ Nature Ecology & Evolution - June 26, 2017
- Just out | The skeletons of Cyclops and Lestrigons: misinterpretation of Quaternary vertebrates as remains of the mythological giants @ Historical Biology - June 26, 2017
- Just out | Ademosynidae (Insecta: Coleoptera): A new concept for a coleopteran key taxon and its phylogenetic affinities to the extant suborders @ Palaeontologia Electronica - June 26, 2017