MetPetDB is a database for metamorphic petrology that is being designed and built by a global community of metamorphic petrologists in collaboration with computer scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as part of the National Cyberinfrastructure Initiative and supported by the National Science Foundation.
This project will support the development, implementation and population of MetPetDB with the purpose of:
archiving published data
storing new data for ready access to researchers and students
facilitating the gathering of information for researchers beginning new projects
providing a search mechanism for data relating to anywhere on the globe
providing a platform for collaborative studies among researchers
serving as a portal for students beginning their studies of metamorphic geology