The Geothermal Data Repository: Five Years of Open Geothermal Data, Benefits to the Community: Preprint

Jonathan Weers, Nicole Taverna, Arlene Anderson

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In the five years since its inception, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Geothermal Data Repository (GDR) has grown from the simple idea of storing public data in a centralized location to a valuable tool at the center of the DOE open data movement where it is providing a tangible benefit to the geothermal scientific community. Throughout this time, the GDR project team has been working closely with the community to refine the data submission process, improve the quality of submitted data, and embrace modern proper data management strategies to maximize the value and utility of submitted data. This paper explores some of the motivations behind various improvements to the GDR over the last 5 years, changes in data submission trends, and the ways in which these improvements have helped to drive research, fuel innovation, and accelerate the adoption of geothermal technologies.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2018
Event2017 Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, Utah
Duration: 1 Oct 20174 Oct 2017


Conference2017 Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting
CitySalt Lake City, Utah

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-6A20-71328 for paper as published in Geothermal Resources Council Transactions

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A20-68627


  • big data
  • cloud
  • future
  • GDR
  • geothermal data repository
  • information
  • innovation
  • management
  • NGDS
  • provenance
  • submission


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