EarthRef.org Database Team
Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Research Geophysicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Director, EarthRef.org

The initial idea behind EarthRef.org is the brain-child of Hubert and is closely related to the beginning of the Geochemical Earth Reference Model initiative of which he has been chair ever since. Under his continued enthusiasm EarthRef.org has developed into the versatile web portal it is today. His science interests are wide-ranging and include seamount geochemistry, volcanology, biomediation, paleomagnetism and information technology.

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Associate Professor MG&G, COAS, Oregon State University
Head Data Manager and Webmaster, EarthRef.org

The main design, implementation, engineering and maintenance of EarthRef.org are Anthony's responsibilities. He combines his database work with science projects involving 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, seamount geochemistry, information technology and software development. One of his main science objectives is to understand the "true" nature of intra-plate volcanism, normally explained by the now infamous "hotspot" hypothesis.

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Programmer Analyst, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Software Engineer, EarthRef.org

Rupert has a strong background in both electrical and computer engineering. From his extensive software arsenal he applies a mixture of Perl, JavaScript, Python and Oracle SQL in the coding of the EarthRef.org website and databases. He currently is also a Ph.D. student in the Jacobís School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UCSD with an emphasis on Intelligent Systems, Robotics and Control.

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Laboratory Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
QA/QC and Data Entry, EarthRef.org

Lots of data find their way into the EarthRef.org website and databases. Jake is our front man with regard to data entry for the Geochemical Earth Reference Model (GERM), the supervision of undergraduate students that help with scanning and data entry, and the final QA/QC of what ends up in our data holdings. To prevent Jake from spending his days in front of the computer, he also is responsible for the mineral separation that is an essential part of the 40Ar/39Ar geochronology projects carried out at Scripps.

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Research Project Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Web Graphics and Design, EarthRef.org

Every graphical aspect you see on the EarthRef.org website has been designed by Patty. She brings to the EarthRef.org project a different background, with a strong interest in art history, creativity and design. To her the difficult task to capture our enormous data holdings in a pleasing and easy-to-use web interface.

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Senior Researcher, San Diego Supercomputer Center
IT Specialist and Liaison, EarthRef.org

The successful setup of the EarthRef.org website and databases would not have been possible without the IT expertise that John has provided ever since its onset in 1999. Even though the EarthRef.org website has matured considerably over the years, he is still actively involved in making any further development and maintenance of our web pages and databases as professional and efficient as possible.

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 Paul Martin (data entry, MagIC+SBN)
 Mirna Tarazi (scanning and OCR, MagIC)
 Ryan Fields (scanning and OCR, MagIC)
 Peter Baker (data entry, MagIC)
 Jamie Russell (data entry, ERESE)
 Daniel Staudigel (software development, SBN)
 Steve Hamilton (software engineer, EarthRef.org)
 Alex Beilin (software engineer, EarthRef.org)
 Sendhil Panchadsaram (software development, EarthRef.org)
 Ryan Delaney (software development, MagIC)
 Johan Dahlquist (software development, EarthRef.org)
 Nicole Gotberg (data entry, SBN)
 Elise Sbarbori (data entry, MagIC)
 Laura Hitchings (data entry, MagIC)
 Jeana Driver (scanning and OCR, MagIC)
 Hillary Mills (data entry, ERESE)
 Anna Wallace (data entry, ERESE)
 Marcus Keller (data entry, ERESE)
 Qihai Chen (data entry, ERESE)
 Roberto Sandoval (scanning and OCR, EarthRef.org)
 Eva Bedegi (scanning and OCR, EarthRef.org)
 Cresencio Romero (scanning and OCR, EarthRef.org)
 Kevin Faragher (scanning and OCR, EarthRef.org)
 Davin Nilsson (scanning and OCR, EarthRef.org)