Submit / Archive data

To promote the long term conservation of information on the ocean, and in compliance with Ifremer's mandate, SISMER can bank and secure marine data (observations, products, maps) produced by your laboratory or organisation.

For small quantities of data

For small quantities of data (tens of gigabytes, i.e. most types of data with the exception of acoustic, radar and visible imagery), hosting is free of charge subject to the following conditions:

  • description of the data must be provided: type, format, access conditions, contact point, etc.
  • The data must be made accessible to the scientific community, possibly with access conditions. The access conditions (access rights, user license) are established by your organisation, and managed by the identified contact.

For large quantities

For large quantities of data (imagery, seismic data, videos), a hosting contract will be established.

For all further information, please contact SISMER assistance.


Our different thematic systems (research cruises, marine physics and chemistry data bank, marine geoscience data bank, Biocean, CATDS, Coriolis, Harmonie, Quadrige, etc.) each have their own data reception solution.

To extend its ability to safeguard and provide access to marine datasets, IDM has developed, in addition to general data solutions, tools which can be used to deposit and describe datasets for publication. SISMER delegates responsibility for the scientific content to the data providers (scientists or those in charge of data collection). These tools can be used to:

  • deposit data
  • describe the data in a standardised manner
  • define the conditions of publication (open dissemination, confidential (no distribution) or restricted to identified users)
  • and ultimately perform certain general processing procedures (automatic qualification, comparison).

In exchange, SISMER:

  • can provide a DOI attached to the published dataset,
  • will offer the data depositor the opportunity to promote this data through the existing databases,
  • agrees to definitively preserve the data.

3 general marine data management services are available to scientists

1 - Sensor Nanny

Working data prior to any publication (detailed, standardised description of observatories)

For example: time series from a CTD network deployed on the shoreline for a local study, experimental seafloor observatory data, etc.


Results or observations to be published and "frozen"

For example: dissection video of fish stomach contents in an Excel file, annual ADCP datasets from Ifremer offshore vessels, etc.


Georeferenced products to be published

For example: DEM, climatology and homogeneous collection of MEDAR/MEDATLAS observations, SeaDataNet, Copernicus or ARGO, etc.

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