NGGDPP Panel meets
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 assistance to rescue and preserve geoscientific collections. Successful proposals will be announced in May 2015. States will have one year to complete the proposed work and contribute metadata describing their physical samples to the National Digital Catalog.