The Geothermal Data Repository node on the National Geothermal Data System has received its 500th submission of data and results from DOE-funded geothermal projects -http://energy.gov/eere/articles/geothermal-data-repository-reaches-500-submissions. NGDS was developed by the Arizona Geological Survey on behalf of the Association of American State Geologists and other participants, with funding from the US Dept. of Energy. [Right, map of the US highlighting the locations of GDR users. Critical data about the subsurface is added to the GDR from sites all across the country. Credit: Jon Weers, NREL.]
The GDR is managed by the National Renewable Energy Lab and is the online repository for the results of any DOE-funded geothermal project if the project does not want to host the data themselves. We are developing additional data content models to accommodate new data types submitted to DOE by the various projects. [Bottom, relative amounts of different types of data useful to the geothermal community, housed by the GDR. Credit: Jon Weers, NREL]
We will have an exhibit booth at the Geothermal Resources Council annual meeting in Reno next week to demonstrate the system to the geothermal industry.