GSA Connects 2021 in Portland, Oregon

Paper No. 158-1
Presentation Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM


SPERLING, Erik1, FARRELL, Una C.2, PLANAVSKY, Noah3, LAU, Kimberly4, JOHNSTON, David T.5 and SGP COLLABORATIVE TEAM, .1, (1)Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 320, Room 118, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, (2)Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin, 2, Ireland, (3)Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, (4)Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, Deike Building, Geosciences Department, University Park, PA 16801, (5)Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 20 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Sedimentary Geochemistry and Paleoenvironments Project (SGP) is an open, community-oriented, database-driven research consortium that seeks to address questions of environmental evolution across Earth history through statistical analyses of the sedimentary geochemical record. For decades, geologists and geochemists have generated data relevant to these important questions, and as results accumulated researchers have increasingly gravitated towards larger compilations and statistical tools. We aim to 1) organize geochemical data and relevant context data into a central and accessible database, and 2) develop new analytical techniques to analyze these data in group papers. The project is modeled after paleobiological studies, where researchers have rigorously worked to understand the impact of sampling intensity and geological bias on their results, and community efforts in fields like genomics, where multiple research groups have combined their data for more statistical power. This poster serves as an introduction to the goals of SGP, presents descriptive statistics regarding our publicly available Phase 1 data release and search website, describes our goals for Phase 2, and provides information for researchers interested in being involved in the project.