National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Data Rescue and Preservation Workshop, September 26 – 28, 2017, in Salt Lake City, Utah

The National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP), in collaboration with the Association of American State Geologists, is planning a data management workshop to share information, provide training opportunities, and learn from successful efforts rescuing, preserving, and disseminating information about geoscientific data and artifacts to further earth science investigations. The workshop is scheduled for September 26-28, 2017, and will be hosted by the Utah Geological Survey in Salt Lake City. Invitation to the workshop is extended to state geological survey personnel, museums, and USGS and other federal agency representatives. More information will become available on this NGGDPP website and e-mailed to workshop attendees as planning progresses.

Please visit the Eventbrite site to register for the Workshop and obtain additional information.

Workshop agenda is available HERE

Abstracts describing the content of planned presentations are available HERE

In 2009, AASG/USGS coordinated the Geoscience Data Preservation Techniques Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana. The workshop brought together 50 geoscience data preservation specialists from state and federal geological surveys, and it provided a venue for the participants to share best management practices of sample and data preservation, cataloging, and accessibility. The workshop proceedings are available here:

Please contact the NGGDPP with questions about the workshop (