Data & Sample management

Acquisition and administration of field, lab, and storage data

Drilling Information System as used by the Hawai'i Scientific Drilling Project

Data and Sample Management for Scientific Drilling Projects must be a comprehensive service in the long run. The main target is to acquire all information about the technical and scientific works performed during the operational phase in the field and in the lab. Well-documented sample material gets prepared for permanent storage. The resulting output provides basic and validated data sets;  a common reference indespensible when most of the science team members start their scientific work.

Technical Requirements

for the Drilling Information System in the field or in the laboratory

DIS server and DIS clients

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8.x, 10 32- or 64-bit
  • MS ACCESS 2010 (part of MS Office Professional 2010), english, 32-bit

DIS server only

  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (english) SP2 for a single expedition and not more than 3 simultaneous users, 32- or 64-bit
  • MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer (english) SP2 for one or more expeditions and more than 3 simultaneous users, 32- or 64-bit


  • Wireless or wired local area network (Ethernet)
  • Uplink to the Internet according to availability (a BGAN satellite system for far remote sites can be provided by ICDP)
  • Backup storage capacities (about 1 Terabyte for a single expedition)
  • Dual monitor screens of each DIS station
  • Colour laser printer
  • Plain colour scanner
  • Label printer (should be Zebra compatible for QR-codes)
  • UPS (uninterruptible power supply)