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Title: National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) Geothermal Data: Community Requirements and Information Engineering

To satisfy the critical need for geothermal data to advance geothermal energy as a viable renewable energy contender, the U.S. Department of Energy is investing in the development of the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). This paper outlines efforts among geothermal data providers nationwide to supply cutting edge geo-informatics. NGDS geothermal data acquisition, delivery, and methodology are discussed. In particular, this paper addresses the various types of data required to effectively assess geothermal energy potential and why simple links to existing data are insufficient. To create a platform for ready access by all geothermal stakeholders, the NGDS includes a work plan that addresses data assets and resources of interest to users, a survey of data providers, data content models, and how data will be exchanged and promoted, as well as lessons learned within the geothermal community.
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  1. United States Department of Energy
  2. Southern Methodist University
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology
  4. Stanford University
  5. Uberity Technology Corporation
  6. University of Utah
  7. Arizona Geological survey
  8. University of Nevada, Reno
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Journal Name: GRC Transactions, Vol. 37, 2013; Conference: Geothermal Resources Council 37th Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 29 - October 2, 2013
Research Org:
Boise State University
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Contributing Orgs:
United States Department of Energy, Southern Methodist University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Uberity Technology Corporation, University of Utah, Arizona Geological Survey, University of Nevada, Reno
Country of Publication:
United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY National Geothermal Data System, NGDS, metadata, geoin- formatics, exploration, risk mitigation, resource confirmation