Why deposit ESAA data?

The Earth Science Academic Archive (ESAA) offers the following benefits:

  • long-term secure storage of data and records to international standards
  • professional management of your data and preserving by migration where appropriate
  • discovery metadata made available on BGS and NERC metadata systems which will increase awareness of your work and may bring future research or collaboration
  • advice and assistance provided during research projects to help researchers maintain high standards
  • citation of datasets will acknowledge and give credit to your research work
  • deposit will enable other researchers to locate the data you used and reuse or repurpose
  • ESAA, as data holder, will comply with any requests under the Environmental Information Regulations and with good data management will ensure these are easy to answer
  • compliance with the requirements of grant providers (such as NERC) to ensure the proper management of the results of the research they have funded


Contact Rod Bowie (ESAA Manager) or Sue Roper (Data Collection Officer)