The new content models are: Geothermal Areas Heat Pump Facility Geothermal Power Plant Thermal Conductivity
The GDSDPWG is composed of representatives from each of the national NGDS data acquisition projects (Boise State University, AZGS, Southern Methodist University, and USGS), original members of the NGDS Design award, and the US Department of Energy, who meet periodically as part of this technical working group.
The GDSDPWG serves as an initial point of review for products, technical standards, procedures, protocols, and web services developed by AZGS for the NGDS Design project. The working group provides recommendations to AZGS which are then be communicated to the NGDS Design Project Steering Committee in the form of written reports and other documents (see AZGS revised scope of work). The GDSDPWG does not approve proposals or products, but plays a critical role in ensuring the integration of the NGDS Design project with other DOE initiatives.
And if that hasn't confused you, you should participate in developing and reviewing the interchange formats and content models themselves.
We also got NEPA clearance this week for field work and drilling projects in 10 states as part of the new data collection tasks in the AZGS-led project. AZGS geologists will be gathering geochemical data from hot springs across Arizona. The NEPA process has been underway for 10 months.