2018-04-28 Modified aesthetic of Age model results: the model currently used in NSB is now visually highlighted.
2017-06-29 Added possibility to filter by age model quality.
2017-02-25 Modified defaults for search query: all filters are now on by default.
2016-08-15 Added estimated paleo_latitude and paleo_longitude to output: they are calculated from Seton et al. 2012 plate motion model, using GPlates. Also corrected bug when querying events on an old timescale.
2016-07-28 Output, when synonymies resolved with TNL, shows species_qualifier, genus_qualifier and taxon_status of the resolved species.
Speed-up of synonymy resolver.
2016-07-04 Added fields 'Longhurst code' and 'Longhurst Province' to the outputted occurrence datasets, and as a search option. Explanations for these fields can be found on the Help page.
2015-10-09 Added session login: users do not need to log in for each request anymore.
2015-10-08 Added another search page allowing to query the stratigraphic events found in specific DSDP/ODP/IODP holes.
2015-10-07 Added new search page allowing to query the event calibrations present in the database.
2015-10-06 Added fields 'Dataset ID' and 'Source' to the outputted occurrence datasets. Note that the sources for the datasets entered prior to 2014 are not named (yet) in the database and therefore these two fields are likely to be empty in that case.
2015-06-22 Added 98 380 occurrences from ODP Legs 104, 105, 123, 171, 173, 178, 183, 189, 191, 199, 206, 207 and IODP Legs 303, 306, 320, 321 and 342 to the database, as well as 20 new age models for these sites/holes.
Previous->Current
Calcareous nannofossils270 044314 730
Diatoms117 878140 322
Planktonic Foraminifera165 168176 657
Radiolarians116 700135 812
Dinoflagellates9831 632

Atlantic Ocean277 992307 797
Pacific Ocean281 083321 339
Indian Ocean93 274119 369
Southern Ocean18 42420 648

Pleistocene118 462125 492
Pliocene83 66688 409
Miocene169 980200 522
Oligocene54 39262 991
Eocene76 28393 642
Paleocene21 26724 830
Upper Cretaceous61 40866 000
Lower Cretaceous21 90925 288
Upper Jurassic322322
Undetermined age63 08481 657

Total670 773769 153
2015-06-09 Added new search page: it is now possible to query the age models used to calculate the age of the samples.
In addition, a new search options has been added, allowing the user to switch from the Gradstein et al. 2012 timescale (now native to NSB) to any of the three previous GPTS (Berggren et al. 1985, Cande & Kent 1995 (=Berggren et al. 1995), Gradstein et al. 2004).
2015-06-02 All ages in the database were mapped to the Gradstein et al. 2012 timescale.
2015-02-25
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2015-05-31
Added 170 151 occurrences from ODP Legs 154, 171, 177, 198, 199, 207 and 208 and IODP Legs 303, 306, 320 and 321 to the database, as well as 129 new age models for these sites/holes.
Break-up of NSB occurrences by fossil group, ocean basin and geological stages:
Pre-2015->Current
Calcareous nannofossils202 184270 044
Diatoms78 797117 878
Planktonic Foraminifera141 112165 168
Radiolarians78 529116 700
Dinoflagellates0983

Atlantic Ocean194 740277 992
Pacific Ocean194 184281 083
Indian Ocean93 27493 274
Southern Ocean18 42418 424

Pleistocene77 481118 462
Pliocene72 95683 666
Miocene138 987169 980
Oligocene41 49354 392
Eocene43 73976 283
Paleocene15 53521 267
Upper Cretaceous35 44861 408
Lower Cretaceous13 42721 909
Upper Jurassic268322
Undetermined age61 28863 084

Total500 622670 773
2014-08-22 Output files are now tab-delimited, as some comment fields contained commas.
2014-08-08 Added new search page: it is now possible to query the taxonomical name list directly.
2014-07-21 Added functionality to filter out samples and occurrences flagged as problematic.
(i.e. sample_status="w" in table neptune_sample and taxon_qualifier non null in table neptune_sample_taxa)
2014-06-11 Newest version of Taxonomical Name List (TNL) embedded in NSB. NSB database now uses TNL taxon id scheme.
Fields subspecies, SQ and GQ were added to output files.
2014-05-13 Site made available at http://nsb-mfn-berlin.de/
2014-03-27 Set up daily back-up of database.
2013-11-25 Added options to filter according to taxon status.