Svalbard Rock Vault: questionnaire
This form is developed by the Svalbard Rock Vault project (
) to gain an insight into how geoscientists collect and manage physical samples collected during geological fieldwork in Svalbard. We sincerely appreciate you spending ca 10 minutes to fill in this questionnaire, which will be used during the planning of establishing a physical geodata-repository in Longyearbyen.
Your answers are anonymous but if you want to be informed about the project please either include your email at the end of the questionnaire, or contact us on
Many thanks in advance for your input!
Kim Senger / Associate Professor / University Centre in Svalbard /
Malte Jochmann / Senior Geologist / Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani /
Section 1: Background
Which country are you currently working in?
What is your nationality?
Which type of institution are you working in?
Section 2: Data collection
What are you primarily working on?
Sedimentology and stratigraphy
How long have you been conducting fieldwork in Svalbard?
1 field season
1-3 field seasons
3-5 field seasons
5-10 field seasons
more than 10 field seasons
What type of data do you collect in Svalbard?
Physical material (hand samples, drill cores etc.)
Observations (sedimentological logs, structural data, field notebooks etc.)
Please provide a brief description of the type of geological data you usually collect in Svalbard
If you collect physical material during fieldwork in Svalbard, what happens to it after your analyses?
All material is used in analyses
It is stored at my own institution
It is stored in a repository
It is thrown away
How do you share your fieldwork results from Svalbard?
References in RiS database after project completion
Uploading of data sets to data repositories (e.g., Pangea)
I don’t share my results at the moment
Section 3: Svalbard Rock Vault perspectives
I support the idea of a physical drill core and rock sample repository in Longyearbyen:
I would contribute own physical material to a repository in Longyearbyen:
Most likely not
I consider myself a future user of a geodata repository in Svalbard:
Yes, primarily for education
Yes, primarily for research
Perhaps/I don’t know
I support the idea of a digital catalogue/portal for Svalbard-related geodata:
If a core repository was established in Longyearbyen, what analytical and sampling tools would you like to have included?
Sample preparation tools (rock saw, plug drill etc.)
Multi-sensor core logger
XRF core scanner
Hyperspectral core scanner
Handheld instruments (handheld XRF etc.)
If a geodata repository was established, what data sets would you like to have included?
Precise geo-referenced location of samples (drill core and hand samples)
Geo-referenced location of subsurface geophysical data (seismic, EM etc.)
Geophysical data sets
Virtual outcrop models
Observations (sedimentary logs etc.)
Location of boreholes
Geo-referenced field photographs
Virtual field trips
What other data types would you like to see included in such a geodata repository?
Section 4: Concluding remarks and follow-up
Please provide any additional feedback you may have on the Svalbard Rock Vault initiative:
I would like to be informed about the development of the Svalbard Rock Vault initiative and consent to my email being used for communication.
Yes (please provide email under "other")
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