The ultimate goal of the IYS Data Mobilization Strategy is that all expedition data are able to cruise participants, and that data are archived in open-access domain-specific data repositories where they will contribute to globally integrated analyses. How and where data are published will vary by research domain and based on the standard operating procedures of each nation. Therefore, we anticipate three workflow options for submitting data (Figure 1).

Figure 1. IYS data submission options
Figure 1. IYS data submission options

In all cases:

Please submit data before the deadlines noted in the Data Policy by emailing datasets to and as a data package with additional files laid out in the Required Data Package section below.

Required Data Package Files:

See an example data package to copy here.

Ensure you have filled out authorship metadata for your data set in the metadata spreadsheet to ensure appropriate citation for dataset authors.

Email data packages to and