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Rock Core Working Group meeting - Inventory Management - August 15, 2018

19 June 2018

The next Rock Core Working Group meeting is scheduled August 15, 2018, at 10 am MT. Meeting topic is inventory management. Aaron Averett, with The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) and USGS Core Research Center representatives will provide overviews of their inventory… Read More

Rock Core Photography - Presentation and Guidance Available

12 June 2018

Presenter: Jason Vogelgesang, Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) The IGS inventoried and photographed its entire collection of core samples (~12,000 boxes) for availability in IGS's GeoCore Web application and the National Digital Catalog. Researchers are now able to preview core, identify… Read More

Rock Core Working Group - Meeting materials for June 13 meeting available

1 June 2018

All are welcome to join the Rock Core Management Working Group. The kick off meeting conducted on June 13, 2018, featured a presentation by representatives of the USGS Core Research Center, the largest federal rock core repository, established in 1974 and located in Denver, Colorado. Interest in… Read More

Webinar - Geologic Map Production using NCGMP09 Database Schema and GIS, Recording and Resources Available

4 April 2018

Presenter: Laura Bookman, GIS Specialist, Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS), Webinar presented on April 4, 2018 AZGS presented their efforts preserving and updating older digital geologic map products and making them available in a variety of formats. AZGS migrated geodatabases into… Read More

Webinar - SuAVE: Survey Analysis via Visual Exploration, Recording Available

16 February 2018

Presenter: Ilya Zaslavsky, Director of the Spatial Information Systems Lab, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego More info: http://suave.sdsc.edu/ SuAVE, NSF funded effort, is a useful tool for data visualization and analysis and may be used to share… Read More

2018 Successful Preservation Projects Receiving NGGDPP Grants are Announced

13 February 2018

2018 NGGDPP grant opportunity closed February 13, 2018. The proposal review panel met in early March to evaluate proposed projects and make funding recommendations. 2018 successful preservation projects proposed by state geological surveys are available HERE.

Presentations from Data Rescue and Preservation Workshop are Available

21 December 2017

2017 Data Rescue and Preservation Workshop The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP), in collaboration with the Association of American State Geologists, conducted a data management workshop to share information, provide training opportunities, and learn… Read More

FY2018 NGGDPP Grant Opportunity for State Geological Surveys Announced

12 December 2017

The FY2018 NGGDPP grant opportunity for state geological surveys is posted in grants.gov. The grant opportunity identifier is G18AS00010 and may be accessed here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=G18AS00010. Proposals are due February 13, 2018. As in previous years,… Read More

2018 Request for Proposals for Department of the Interior Preservation Activities

11 December 2017

Proposals are being accepted by the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) for U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) data and collection preservation activities. The NGGDPP is legislatively authorized to make funds available to DOI participants for activities… Read More

Idaho Geological Survey's Web Application in the News

20 November 2017

Idaho Geological Survey’s interactive web tool enables discovery of mine-related documents collected since the 1800s. Funded in part by the NGGDPP, the web application is informing researchers and decision makers across the State of Idaho. Read More

Webinar - Exposing Geological Assets in the National Digital Catalog - November 29 at 10 am MT

6 November 2017

The NGGDPP will host a webinar focusing on the National Digital Catalog, which provides access to over 3 million metadata records describing physical collections, samples, and data preserved by state geological surveys. Topics will include metadata generation, increasing exposure and use of… Read More

Preservation Planning - Presentation Available

20 June 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) hosted a virtual webinar focusing on planning for the preservation and distribution of geological assets – including collections and data. The presentation included guest speakers from the… Read More

Data Preservation Challenges and Needs - Presentation Available

26 April 2017

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) hosted a virtual webinar focusing on identifying and discussing data preservation challenges and needs of state geological surveys, USGS, and other geoscientific organizations. This was an… Read More

State Preservation Project Stories

2 March 2017

Please visit the Story Map showing state preservation projects conducted in 2015 – 2016.

2017 grant opportunity for state geological surveys is closed and funding decisions will be released in May 2017

6 February 2017

The 2017 grant opportunity for state geological surveys closed on January 31, 2017. Proposal evaluation panel will meet in April 2017, and state geological surveys will be notified of funding decisions in May 2017. The next grant opportunity for state geological surveys will be announced in… Read More

Core Rescue Enables Significant Mineral Discovery in Michigan

26 January 2017

Funding from the NGGDPP helped Western Michigan University’s Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education (MGRRE) to rescue rock cores and publicly expose them in the National Digital Catalog, leading to the discovery of a significant potash discovery. Read USGS News Article

Grant Application Presentation Available

19 January 2017

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) is pleased to announce the 2017 grant opportunity, available to state geological surveys, for the preservation of geoscientific materials and data. The 2017 Program Announcement for the grant opportunity is posted… Read More

2017 NGGDPP Grant Opportunity Announced - proposals due January 31, 2017

22 December 2016

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) is pleased to announce the 2017 grant opportunity, available to state geological surveys, for the preservation of geoscientific materials and data. The 2017 Program Announcement for the grant opportunity is posted… Read More

NGGDPP Grants for States and USGS Projects Awarded

4 May 2016

FY16 grants have been awarded to state geological surveys through a competitive proposal process. The Grants Review Panel composed of 10 members representing the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), USGS, and Smithsonian Institution reviewed 28 proposals submitted by state geological… Read More

Grant Opportunity for USGS Preservation Activities

27 January 2016

For USGS employees only. Proposals are due March 7, 2016 Proposals are being accepted by the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) for USGS data preservation activities. Annually, funds are made available to USGS participants for activities focusing on… Read More

NGGDPP Grant Opportunity Announced - proposals due February 8, 2016

22 December 2015

The 2016 National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) grant opportunity is open to State geological organizations or universities on the behalf of geological surveys (for surveys that are organized under a university system) to submit proposals describing projects… Read More

Publication: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS)

7 September 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Collections Management System (GCMS) - A Master Catalog and Collections Management Plan for USGS Geologic Samples and Sample Collections by the Geologic Materials Repository Working Group U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1410 "The U.S. Geological Survey… Read More

AAPG Conducts Course at USGS Core Research Center

4 June 2015

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Rocky Mountain Section, Society for Sedimentary Geology conducting Short Course on Tight Oil Sandstone Reservoirs, Wyoming and Colorado: Core Workshop at the USGS Core Research Center. More Information

NGGDPP Panel meets

24 March 2015

The NGGDPP panel will meet April 21-24, 2015 in Denver, Colorado to review proposals and make recommendations for funding. The Review Panel consists of 4 state geologists, a Smithsonian Institute and 5 U.S. Geological Survey representatives. Thirty-two states have submitted proposals requesting… Read More

NGGDPP Receives Bipartisan Support

30 September 2014

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, reports on overwhelming support to reauthorize through 2019 the National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Act of 2005. At the congressional hearing, State geologists testified about the importance of preserving physical… Read More