SESAR, the System for Earth Sample Registration, is a global registry for specimens (rocks, sediments, minerals, fossils, fluids, gas) and related sampling features from our natural environment. SESAR's objective is to overcome the problem of ambiguous sample naming in the Earth Sciences.
SESAR maintains a database of sample records that are contributed by its users. Each sample that is registered with SESAR is assigned an International Geo Sample Number IGSN to ensure its global unique identification.
Development and operation of SESAR is funded by the US National Science Foundation.
For information about SESAR