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Dr. Michael Diepenbroek


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Dr. Michael Diepenbroek


  • until 1989 Studies in Computer Science (Technical University Berlin) and Geology (Free University Berlin)
  • 1990 Degree in Geology
  • 1992 PhD in Geology at the Free University of Berlin.
    Research fields in geology included sediment transport processes, statistics, and image analysis of sediment particles
  • 1992-94 In the computer center of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven
  • 1994-97 Conception and implementation of the scientific information system PANGAEA (Publishing Network for Geological and Environmental Data)
  • Since 2001 Managing Director of the ISCU World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (WDC-MARE)
  • Since 1998 at the Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences (marum) in Bremen
  • Since 2009 vice chair of the ICSU World Data System Scientific Committee (WDS-SC)


Burton, A, Koers, H, Manghi, P, La Bruzzo, S, Aryani, A, Diepenbroek, M and Schindler, U (2017) The data-literature interlinking service. Program, 51(1). 75-100. doi:10.1108/PROG-06-2016-0048

Klump, J, Huber, R and Diepenbroek, M (2016) DOI for geoscience data - how early practices shape present perceptions. Earth Science Informatics, 9(1). 123-136. doi:10.1007/s12145-015-0231-5

Person, R, Favali, P, Ruhl, HA, Beranzoli, L, Rolin, JF, Waldmann, C, Huber, R, Auffret, Y, Çagatay, MN, Cannat, M, Danobeitia, JJ, Delory, E, Diepenbroek, M, de Stigter, H, de Miranda, JMA, Ferre, B, Gillooly, M, Grant, F, Greinert, J, Hall, POJ, Lykousis, V, Mienert, J, Puillat, I, Priede, IG and Thomsen, L (2015) From ESONET multidisciplinary scientific community to EMSO novel European research infrastructure for ocean observation. In: Favali, P, Beranzoli, L and De Santis, A (eds.) Seafloor Observatories - A New Vision of the Earth from the Abyss. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 531-563. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11374-1_20

Driemel, A, Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Grüttemeier, H, Schumacher, S and Sieger, R (2015) The IPY 2007–2008 data legacy - creating open data from IPY publications. Earth System Science Data, 7(2). 239-244. doi:10.5194/essd-7-239-2015

Burton, A, Koers, H, Manghi, P, La Bruzzo, S, Aryani, A, Diepenbroek, M and Schindler, U (2015) On bridging data centers and publishers: the data-literature interlinking service. In: Garoufallou, E, Hartley, RJ and Gaitanou, P (eds.) Metadata and Semantics Research. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 544(544). Springer International Publishing, 324-335. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24129-6_28

Schindler, U, Bräuer, B and Diepenbroek, M (2013) Harvesting of Metadata with Open Access Tools. In: Hiller, W, Budlich, R and Redler, R (eds.) ESM Data Archives in the Times of the Grid. Earth System Modelling(6). Springer, Heidelberg, 13-20. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37244-5_3

Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Huber, R, Schindler, U, Schumacher, S, Wallrabe-Adams, HJ and Collier, RW (2012) Navigating the data: Scientific Earth Drilling Information Service - SEDIS. ECORD Newsletter, 18. 18-19. http://www.ecord.org/pub/SEDIS-NL18.pdf

Dittert, N, Diepenbroek, M and Grobe, H (2010) Information and data management for the CMTT Synthesis. In: Liu, KK, Atkinson, L, Quiones, R and Talaue-McManus, L (eds.) Carbon and Nutrient Fluxes in Continental Margins: A Global Synthesis. Global Change - The IGBP Series. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 617-620. ISBN 3540927344 hdl:10013/epic.32128.d001

Schindler, U and Diepenbroek, M (2008) Generic XML-based Framework for Metadata Portals. Computers & Geosciences, 34. 1947-1955. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.023

Dittert, N, Diepenbroek, M and Grobe, H (2007) Toward a Networked Publication and Library System for Scientific Data. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 88(48). 524-525. hdl:10013/epic.28542.d001

Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Dittert, N, Reinke, M and Sieger, R (2006) Archiving and distributing earth-science data with the PANGAEA information system, Antarctica : contributions to global earth sciences. Proceedings of the IX International Symposium of Antarctic Earth Sciences Potsdam, 2003 / Hrsg. Dieter Fütterer; Detlef Damaske; Georg Kleinschmidt, Springer. 403-406. doi:10.1007/3-540-32934-X_51

Klump, J, Bertelmann, R, Brase, J, Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Höck, H, Lautenschlager, M, Schindler, U, Sens, I and Wächter, J (2006) Data publication in the Open Access initiative. Data Science Journal, 5. 79-83. doi:10.2481/dsj.5.79

Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Schäfer, P, Schindler, U, Thiede, J and Wefer, G (2005) Integrated Datasets of the DFG Research Project SFB 313, Environmental Change: The Northern North Atlantic (Veränderungen der Umwelt: Der nördliche Nordatlantik). WDC-MARE Reports, 1. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven. doi:10.2312/wdc-mare.2005.1

Sieger, R, Grobe, H, Diepenbroek, M, Schindler, U and Schlitzer, R (2005) International Collection of JGOFS (Joint Global Ocean Flux Study), Volume 2: Integrated Data Sets (1989-2003). WDC-MARE Reports, 3. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven. doi:10.2312/wdc-mare.2005.3

Schindler, U, Brase, J and Diepenbroek, M (2005) Webservices Infrastructure for the Registration of Scientific Primary Data. In: Rauber, A, Christodoulakis, S and Min Tjoa, A (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 9th European Conference, ECDL 2005, Vienna, Austria, September 18-23, 2005, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(3). Springer, 128-138. ISBN 3540287671 doi:10.1007/11551362_12

Eakin, M, Diepenbroek, M and Hoepffner, M (2003) The PAGES Data System. In: Alverson, KD, Bradley, RS and Pedersen, TF (eds.) Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future. The IGBP Series. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 175-179.

Dittert, N, Diepenbroek, M and Huber, R (2003) World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences provides lessons in Marine Geosciences data management. EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 84(16). 149-150. hdl:10013/epic.33036.d001

Wallrabe-Adams, HJ, Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H and Sieger, R (2002) Databases as fundamental tools for interdisciplinary research: PANGAEA Network for Geological and Environmental Data and the World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (WDC-MARE). InterRidge News, 11(2). 46-47. hdl:10013/epic.18264

Dittert, N, Corrin, L, Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Heinze, C and Ragueneau, O (2002) Management of (pale-)oceanographic data sets using the PANGAEA information system: the SINOPS example. Computers & Geosciences, 28(7). 789-798. doi:10.1016/S0098-3004(01)00112-1 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Diepenbroek, M, Grobe, H, Reinke, M, Schindler, U, Schlitzer, R, Sieger, R and Wefer, G (2002) PANGAEA - an information system for environmental sciences. Computers & Geosciences, 28(10). 1201-1210. doi:10.1016/S0098-3004(02)00039-0