Drilling Information System (DIS) and Core Scanner





The Drilling Information System is a modular structure of databases, tailored user applications as well as web services and instruments including appropriate interfaces to DIS. This tool set has been developed for geoscientific drilling projects but is applicable to other distributed scientific operations. The main focuses are the data acquisition on drill sites (ExpeditionDIS), and the curation of sample material e.g., in core repositories (CurationDIS). Due to the heterogeneity of scientific drilling projects, a project-specific DIS is arranged and adjusted from a collection of existing templates and modules according to the user requirements during a one week training course. The collected data are provided to the Science Team of the drilling project by secured Web services, and stored in long-term archives hosted at GFZ. At the end the data sets and sample material are documented in an Operational Report (e.g., Lorenz et al., 2015) and published with assigned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and IGSN (International Geo Sample Number; for physical samples) by GFZ Data Services.


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Harms, U. (Ed.). (2015): ICDP Primer - Best Practices for Planning, Managing, and Executing Continental Scientific Drilling Projects. With contributions from: Behrends, K.; Conze, R.; Francke, A.; Gorgas, T.; Kück, J.; Lorenz, H.; Pierdominici, S.; Prevedel, B.; Wiersberg, T.; Zimmer, M.; Second Edition October 2015. GFZ Data Services, http://doi.org/10.2312/ICDP.2015.003">http://doi.org/10.2312/ICDP.2015.003

Lorenz, H., Rosberg, J.-E., Juhlin, C., Bjelm, L., Almqvist, B.S.G., Berthet, T., Conze, R., Gee, D.G., Klonowska, I., Pascal, C., Pedersen, K., Roberts, N.M.W. & Tsang, C.-F. (2015). COSC-1 – drilling of a subduction-related allochthon in the Palaeozoic Caledonide orogen of Scandinavia. Scientific Drilling, 19, 1-11. http://doi.org/doi:10.5194sd-19-1-2015

Cite article as: GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. (2016). Drilling Information System (DIS) and Core Scanner. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A63. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-2-130