The open collection of geoscience graphics

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Fabio Crameri , Grace Shephard, Eivind O. Straume


A standard internet image search on a geoscientific topic is common practice, and offers a plethora of images. However, the suggested images provide neither a guarantee in the accuracy of the science content being portrayed, nor in their visual accessibility or clarity. Being curated by both scientists and artists, the online s-ink collection ( is a sharing platform for high quality, geoscience-related graphical products. The collection is highly structured and effectively searchable via text, keyword, or category. As necessary, its hosted and linked content can be regularly updated to maintain pace with advances in both scientific understanding and graphic-related techniques. Key related information is provided alongside the graphical products, including an explanatory caption, the given license guiding further use, the names of their creators to value their work, and any related publication for proper citing and further in-depth information. By being open for contributions, the s-ink collection facilitates access to open-access, community-driven, visually engaging, and science-proof graphics for free, while honouring the work that went into them.



Databases and Information Systems, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces, Instructional Media Design, Planetary Sciences


Science graphics, Data visualisation, Science Communication, Scientific outreach, Graphic design


Published: 2022-02-15 00:24

Last Updated: 2023-08-22 06:41

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The universally readable and scientifically accurate graphics are openly available from the online graphics collection