Annotated record of the detailed examination of Mn deposits from R/V Oceanographer Cruise RP-8-OC-75 in the DOMES, Site A, B and C areas


Submarine photography and box cores described in this report were taken during the R/V Oceanographer Cruise RP-8-OC-75 in October-November 1975 over areas A, B and C of the DOMES project (Deep Ocean Mining Environmental Study). This cruise was part of Phase I of the DOMES project which was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The purpose of DOMES project was to acquire the information necessary to provide both a timely and an independent assessment of the impact of deep ocean manganese nodule mining on the marine ecosystem before commercial mining operations begin. It was formulated in cooperation with the academic community and the mining industry. It consisted of a two-phase study, first to obtain basic information on the deep ocean environment and then to assess the impact of prototype mining operations on that environment.

From 1983 until 1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions. At the time it was the most extended data compilation on ferromanganese deposits world wide. Initially published in a proprietary format incompatible with present day standards it was jointly decided by AWI and NOAA to transcribe this legacy data into PANGAEA. This transfer is augmented by a careful checking of the original sources when available and the encoding of ancillary information (sample description, method of analysis...) not present in the NOAA-MMS database.

Related Identifier
Related Identifier
Related Identifier
Metadata Access
Creator Shipboard Scientific Party
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, California
Publication Year 1975
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 728 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-151.238W, 8.238S, -125.447E, 15.343N); DOMES Site A, Pacific Ocean; Pacific Ocean; DOMES Site B, Pacific Ocean; DOMES Site C, Pacific Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1975-10-24T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1975-11-13T00:00:00Z