Inventory of Marine and Aquatic Repositories (IMAR)

Subject List of Repositories | Alphabetical List of Repositories | Country Listing of Repositories

Repositories with Marine/Oceanography content:
Aquatic Commons
Description: A thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments . It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects
Affiliation: IAMSLIC Aquatic Commons
Country: International

ArchiMer - Institutional Archive of Ifremer
Description: Archimer offers access to thousands of documents in all areas related to the study of the seas and oceans (fisheries, aquaculture, marine ecology, oceanography, marine geology, marine biology ...). This achievement is part of the international Open Access movement that seeks to make accessible to the greatest number, the scientific literature by streaming for free on the Web.
Affiliation: Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER),
Country: France

Australian Institute of Marine Science Publication Repository
Description: DSpace is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material. Repositories are important tools for preserving an organization's legacy; they facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication.
Affiliation: Australian Institute of Marine Science
Country: Australia

Biodiversity Heritage Library OAI Repository
Description: The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitise and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections.
Affiliation: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Country: United States

Description: cIRcle is an open access digital repository for published and unpublished material created by the University of British Columbia (Canada) community and its partners.
Affiliation: University of British Columbia, Woodward Library
Country: Canada

CSIRO Data Access Portal
Description: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. The CSIRO Data Access Portal provides access to research data, software and other digital assets published by CSIRO across a range of disciplines. The portal is maintained by CSIRO Information Management & Technology to facilitate sharing and reuse.
Affiliation: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia
Country: Australia

Digital Commons @ CSUMB
Description: Masters theses and undergraduate capstone projects on marine science, watersheds and environmental science
Affiliation: Retired - California State University, Monterey Bay, Library
Country: United States

Digital Commons of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Description: This repository contains MLML's Masters Theses, publications, images and institutional archives. New content is added weekly from past theses to newly published journal articles.
Affiliation: MLML/MBARI Research Library, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
Country: United States

DiVA: Digital Scientific Archive of SMHI
Description: SMHI will collect all its scientific publications in the Digital Scientific Archive Diva.
Affiliation: Swedish Meteorology and Hydrology Institute
Country: Sweden

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Description: DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent.
Affiliation: All funding is via donations, 50% of which comes from sponsors and 50% from members and publisher members.
Country: United Kingdom

Description: Welcome to Digital Repository Service of National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR), India. DRS@nio tries to collect, preserve and disseminate different institutional publications (journal articles, conference proceeding articles, Technical reports, thesis, dissertations, etc).
Affiliation: CSIR-Institute of Mineral & Material Technology
Country: India

e-IEO : Repositorio Institucional Digital del IEO
Description: This site provides access to the research output of the institution. Users may set up RSS feeds to be alerted to new content. The interface is available in Spanish.This repository covers Oceanography and related subjects.
Affiliation: Instituto Español de Oceanografía
Country: Spain

Description: Earth-Prints is an open archive created and maintained by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia. This digital collection allows users to browse, search and access manuscripts, journal articles, theses, conference materials, books, book-chapters, web products. The goal of our repository is to collect, capture, disseminate and preserve the results of research in the fields of Atmosphere, Cryosphere, Hydrosphere and Solid Earth. Earth-prints is young and growing rapidly. Check back often.
Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
Country: Italy

Description: eBangor is a repository of Bangor University’s digital outputs. The publication period currently covered is from 2010 onwards and includes the College of Natural Sciences and School of Ocean Sciences. It lists published items such as journal articles, conference proceedings, books and book sections, etc. For many items links to the publisher’s website are also provided.
Affiliation: Bangor University, College of Natural Sciences, School of Ocean Sciences
Country: United Kingdom

Description: ePIC (electronic Publication Information Center) is the official repository for publications and presentations of Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), a non-profit federally funded research center of Helmholtz Association in Germany. ePIC offers metadata information to every item, and, when available, related documents/archives and supplementary information (links to data archived in PANGAEA and associated research platform and campaign information. In the context of the Open Archives Inititative , the repository ePIC is an OAI-PMH compliant data provider which uses EPRINTS as software framework. The OAI Base URL for ePIC is: Detailed information on ePIC policies can be found at
Affiliation: Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bibliothek
Country: Germany

ePrints@CMFRI: open access institutional repository
Description: This site provides users with access to the research output of the institution. Users may set up RSS and Atom feeds to be alerted to new content. Some items are not available as full text, however the 'Request Copy' forms can be used for documents to which direct full-text download is restricted due to publisher embargo.
Affiliation: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Country: India

ePrints@MoES - MoES:Open Access Digital Repository -
Description: ePrints@MoES repository collects, preserves and disseminates in digital format the research output created by the MoES research community. It enables the MoES community to deposit their preprints, postprints and other scholarly publications using a web interface, and organizes these publications for easy retrieval.
Affiliation: INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India
Country: India

eScholarship - University of California Repository
Description: This section of the UC eScholarship repository contains publications by researchers, students, and groups at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Affiliation: UC San Diego Library
Country: United States

fedOA (Federico II Open Archive)
Description: Institutional Repository of University of Naples Federico II. This archive contains publications from our researchers in aquaculture, marine biology, marine geology, marine economy, oceanography...
Affiliation: University of Naples Federico II
Country: Italy

Description: FULIR (Full-text Institutional Repository of the Ruđer Bošković Insitute) is institutional repository of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia which strives to collect the whole scientific output of the Institute (articles in journals, conference proceedings, books, chapter in books, doctoral thesis, reports and audio and video materials). FULIR covers all areas of science, including marine science and oceanography. Among various open source solutions EPrints software was chosen as the most suitable to RBI's needs. FULIR is fully compatible with OpenAIRE infrastructure.
Affiliation: Rudjer Boskovic Institute, CSI
Country: Croatia

GBRMPA eLibrary
Description: GBRMPA publications repository is a growing collection of reports, multimedia, posters and other publications from the 1970s onward. Exploring these resources is a great way to find out more about the Great Barrier Reef and how people care for it.
Affiliation: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Country: Australia

Institutional Repository of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS (scsio-IR)
Description: This site provides access to the output of the institution. The interface is available in Chinese. Some items are not available as full-text.
Affiliation: South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science
Country: China

JAMSTEC Repository
Description: This site provides access to the output of the institution. Several items are not available as full-text. The interface is available in Japanese and English.
Affiliation: Japan Agency for Marine - Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Country: Japan

Korea Maritime and Ocean University Open Access Repository
Description: This is the Institutional Repository of Korea Maritime and Ocean University.
Affiliation: Korea Maritime and Ocean University
Country: Korea

Mar Abierto
Description: Institutional Repository of INIDEP (National Institute of Research and Fisheries Development, Mar del Plata - Argentina). Its objective is to gather, store, preserve, give access and visibility to the scientific production of researchers of the institution, the series published by INIDEP and other national and international publications.
Affiliation: INIDEP (National Institute of Research and Fisheries Development, Mar del Plata - Argentina)
Country: Argentina

Marine Institute Open Access Repository
Description: The Marine Institute Open Access Repository facilitates full text access to the publications of the Marine Institute in accordance with copyright permissions. The aim of the Repository is to collect, preserve and provide open access to the publications of the Marine Institute, including the research publications supported by National and European funded marine research programmes.
Affiliation: Marine Institute Library, Ireland
Country: Ireland

Description: Free research repository for the ocean-conservation and marine-climate sciences. Powered by OSF Preprints
Affiliation: Center for Open Science
Country: United States

Mote Marine Laboratory DSpace
Description: This site contains full-text technical reports produced by Mote staff and other Florida researchers, and various historical materials.
Affiliation: Arthur Vining Davis Library and Archives, Mote Marine Laboratory
Country: United States

National Research Foundation IR: South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity.
Description: The South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) was created in 2001 as a National Facility of the NRF. SAIAB was previously the JLB Smith Institute for Ichthyology. Included in the IR are publications from 2001: the Smithiana series, educational material, conference posters, OA articles and more.
Affiliation: NRF South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
Country: South Africa

NERC Open Research Archive
Description: This archive (NORA) is the Institutional Repository for research publications and research outcomes of NERC Research Staff in its four wholly owned Research Centres: British Antarctic Survey; British Geological Survey; Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; National Oceanography Centre.
Affiliation: Natural Environment Research Council
Country: United Kingdom

NOAA Institutional Repository
Description: Repository for all of NOAA's offices and programs fullfilling PARR ( requirements
Affiliation: U.S. NOAA Seattle Library
Country: United States

Description: NSUWorks is a service of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Libraries. NSUWorks brings together all of the university’s research, scholarly and creative works in a centralized location with the aim of preserving and providing online open access to these works.
Affiliation: Nova Southeastern University, Oceanographic Campus Library
Country: United States

OACIS (Open Access Collection of International and Scholarly Papers)
Description: This site provides access to the research output of the institution. The interface is available in a mixture of Japanese and English.
Affiliation: Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT)
Country: Japan

OceanBestPractices (OBP)
Description: OceanBestPractices (OBP) is a secure, permanent document (and other objects) repository. It aims to provide a discovery point for research groups to search and find community accepted existing ocean best practices. This service also invites the ocean research, observation and data/information management communities to submit their own best practice documents to share globally with their colleagues. In this context, a best practice is defined as a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means and is considered and used as a benchmark by the community, while a standard is defined as being certified by a recognized authority and recommended as an exemplar for the measure of value or quality.
Affiliation: International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of IOC
Country: International

Description: Publications in Marine Science in digital form, including preprints, published articles, technical reports, working papers and more.
Affiliation: International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange of IOC
Country: International

Description: OceanRep is an open access digital collection containing the research output of GEOMAR staff and students. Included are journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, theses and more, - with fulltext, if available. In addition you will find a collection of relevant articles which might not be open access. Within the year 2017 we will add a new database about cephalopoda with fulltext mostly open access.
Affiliation: GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum fur Ozeanforschung Kiel
Country: Germany

Open Agrar
Description: Federal Research Institute and other federal agencies, as well as facilities of the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (WGL) belong to the resort area of the Ministry of food and Agriculture (BMEL). An institutional repository was built in a project for the publications of the institutions and their employees. The stored documents are each interested for the use. In the construction phase there will be references mostly, gradually supplemented with full text, images and other media in the aftermath. The repository can prove College writings, reports, Conference volumes, books and magazines, as well as AV media.
Affiliation: New library name: Thunen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Scientific Information Centre, Library
Country: Germany

Open Marine Archive
Description: The Open Marine Archive (OMA) repository provides permanent and open access to the digital publications on the Flemish coast and the Belgian part of the North Sea as well as all other marine, estuarine and coastal publications written by Belgian authors and scientists as well as foreign scientists affiliated to Belgian institutes.
Affiliation: Flanders Marine Institute, Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ)
Country: Belgium

OpenDOAR: directory of open accesss repositories
Description: An authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories. Ability to search on repository subject coverage.
Affiliation: University of Nottingham, UK
Country: International

PIMRIS Regional Repository
Description: The regional e-repository of published and unpublished documents produced by marine and fisheries departments in the Pacific Island Countries. Available in digitized format are the annual reports, project reports, working papers and articles. The regional e-repository is a part of PIMRIS initiatives. It is developed in frameworks of the ODIN-PIMRIS pilot project supported by the IODE Programm of IOC/UNESCO.
Affiliation: University of the South Pacific, Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS)
Country: Fiji

Plymouth Marine Science Electronic Archive (PlyMSEA)
Description: A multi institutional repository of research output from the following three organisations based in Plymouth: The Marine Biological Association(MBA), Plymouth Marine Laboratory(PML), Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science(SAHFOS)
Affiliation: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom

PubMed Central
Description: PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Affiliation: National Library of Medicine
Country: United States

Rhodes University Digital Commons: SAIAB/ JLB Smith Collection Repository
Description: The Department of Ichthyology at Rhodes University and the JLB Smith Institute preceded the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB). This IR includes the publications of the department and institute: Ichthyological Bulletins, Occasional Papers, and miscellaneous works.
Affiliation: Rhodes University South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity
Country: South Africa

Description: ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University's digital service for gathering, indexing, making available and storing the scholarly work of the Oregon State University community. It also includes materials from outside the institution in support of the university's land, sun, sea and space grant missions and other research interests.
Affiliation: Library, Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Country: Korea, Republic of

Description: ScholarsArchive@OSU is Oregon State University’s digital repository for research, scholarship, and historical records. OSU Libraries is responsible for collecting, maintaining, preserving, and providing access to the items in ScholarsArchive@OSU.
Affiliation: Guin Library, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center
Country: United States

Description: ScholarWorks@UA is University of Alaska's institutional repository created to share research and works by UA faculty, students, and staff.
Affiliation: University Of Alaska Anchorage, Consortium Library
Country: United States

SEANOE (SEA scieNtific Open data Edition)
Description: Seanoe (SEA scieNtific Open data Edition) is a publisher of scientific data in the field of marine sciences. It is operated by Sismer within the framework of the Pôle Océan. Data published by SEANOE are available free. They can be used in accordance with the terms of the Creative Commons license selected by the author of data. Seance contributes to Open Access / Open Science movement for a free access for everyone to all scientific data financed by public funds for the benefit of research.
Country: France

SERPENT Media Archive
Description: Scientific and Environmental ROV Partnership using Existing iNdustrial Technology(SERPENT) project aims to make cutting-edge ROV technology and data more accessible to the world's science community, share knowledge and progress deep-sea research. Images and video archive.
Affiliation: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK
Country: International

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department Institutional Repository (SAIR)
Description: Preprints, full-texts or abstracts of journal articles, books and conference proceedings written by SEAFDEC/AQD scientists and researchers. It will also provide free access to all in-house publications of SEAFDEC/AQ. Full-text digitized copies of fishfarmer-friendly materials like books, handbooks, policy guidebooks, conference proceedings, extension manuals, institutional reports, annual reports (AQD Highlights), and newsletters (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News, AquaDept News and AQD Matters) can be retrieved and downloaded.
Affiliation: SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department Library
Country: Philippines

SPREP Virtual Library
Description: The SPREP Library holds a specialised collection of monographs and series, reports, grey literature in fields of biological diversity, climate change, waste management, conservation, environmental sciences, environmental governance and monitoring, energy development etc.
Affiliation: SPREP (Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme)
Country: Samoa

Texas ScholarWorks
Description: Texas ScholarWorks was established to provide open, online access to the products of the University's research and scholarship, to preserve these works for future generations, to promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education. The Marine Science Institute is a collection in the UT Communities.
Affiliation: The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, Marine Science Library
Country: United States

The Natural History Museum Repository
Description: The Natural History Museum is an international leader in the study of the natural world. Our science describes the diversity of nature, promotes an understanding of its past, and supports the anticipation and management of the impact of human activity on the environment. The Museum's repository provides free access to publications produced by more than 300 scientists working here. Researchers at the Museum study a diverse range of issues, including threats to Earth's biodiversity, the maintenance of delicate ecosystems, environmental pollution and disease. The accessible repository showcases this broad research output.
Affiliation: Natural History Museum
Country: United Kingdom

University of East Anglia, School of Environmental Sciences
Description: UEA Digital Repository is an 'open access' repository of research publications and other research output containing the details of published research produced by University of East Anglia staff. Academic staff members add details of research output conducted during the course of their work at UEA. The repository also holds UEA's collection of e-theses.
Affiliation: University of East Anglia
Country: United Kingdom

University of Miami Scholarly Repository - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
Description: The Scholarly Repository features selected research and scholarly works prepared by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Miami. This archive is a digital initiative of the Otto G. Richter Library, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library, Louis Calder Memorial Library at the Miller School of Medicine, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, the Paul Buisson Reference Library (Architecture), and the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resources Center (Business).
Affiliation: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library, University of Miami
Country: United States

University of Miami Scholarly Repository
Description: The Scholarly Repository features selected research and scholarly works prepared by faculty, students, and staff at the University of Miami. This archive is a digital initiative of the Otto G. Richter Library, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library, Louis Calder Memorial Library at the Miller School of Medicine, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, the Paul Buisson Reference Library (Architecture), and the Judi Prokop Newman Information Resources Center (Business).
Affiliation: University of Miami Libraries
Country: United States

USP Aquatic Repository
Description: Collection includes documents on marine and freshwater living and non-living resources produced by the the staff of the institutions affiliated with the University of the South Pacific. Collection provides freely available publications such as research and technical reports, thesis, preprints, published articles and more.
Affiliation: University of the South Pacific, Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS)
Country: Fiji

WHOAS, Woods Hole Open Access Server
Description: The mission of the Woods Hole Open Access Server, WHOAS is to capture, store, preserve, and redistribute the intellectual output of the Woods Hole scientific community in digital form. WHOAS, an institutional repository (IR), is managed by the MBLWHOI Library as a service to the Woods Hole scientific community.
Affiliation: MBLWHOI Library, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Country: United States