State Geological Surveys in the U.S. have thousands of databases, directories, and 85,000+ geologic maps that collectively constitute a national geoscience data “backbone” for research and applications.
The State Geothermal Data project, organized by the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) with funding from the Department of Energy, brings data from all 50 States into the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). We are digitizing at-risk, legacy geothermal-relevant data and publishing existing digital data by exposing databases and directories to the network. A limited amount of new data in areas lacking critical information is also being collected.
The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) represents the State Geologists of the 50 United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1908, AASG seeks to advance the science and practical application of geology and related earth sciences in the United States and its territories, commonwealths, and possessions.
Last Updated: Thu, February 6, 2014
The State Geological Survey Contributions to the National Geothermal Data System project enabled a number of undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the digitization and metadata creation of legacy geothermal relevant data from across the country. The following is an opportunity of interest for these (or other) dedicated students.
GRC Seeking Students For 2014 Student Committee