National Geothermal Data System
The National Geothermal Data System project is tasked with the development of an accessible and comprehensive web-based data system to support the discovery, development and sustainability of geothermal resources in the United States.
Developement NGDS is an important step towards allowing geothermal to become a more significant component of our nation's energy portfolio. The data system is being developed by a consortium. Major participants are:
- GeoStrat data system (Boise State University);
- Energy & Geosciences Institute (University of Utah);
- Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy (University of Nevada, Reno);
- Geo-Heat Center (Oregon Institute of Technology);
- Stanford Geothermal Program, (Stanford University);
- Geoscience Information Network, (Association of American State Geologists and US Geological Survey data system, Arizona Geological Survey)
The diversity of the GDC provides the breadth of expertise, reduces social-cultural barriers, and provides access to critical data and data products; all critical factors for developing the NGDB.