since 1986

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Archive Office

In July 2009 our archive team started to develop an efficient process to begin the monumental task of digitally storing records of all of CERS analog assets collected in over thirty years of exploration and research. As first signs of decay already became visible in our slide film archive, our archive director prioritized the digital conversion of all film material.

The Road Ahead

Integrating all digital assets into a multi-dimensional database system is our current focus, with the goal of providing a comprehensive, accessible record of our organizations exploration and research projects over the decades. We want to provide this valuable resource for the purpose of academic research and education, and to set an example for others to follow.

Through this website, we will make more and more detailed multimedia resources available over time. With sufficient funding, we are planning to provide regular editorial content in English and Simplified Chinese.