Maryland Department of Natural Resources

MGS NGGDPP Grants

CURRENT NGGDPP GRANT

MGS submitted its tenth National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) grant application in January 2017, and was notified in May 2017 that the proposal was fully funded. The NGGDPP is administered by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The current FY2017 NGGDPP grant cycle runs from September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 and funds preservation activities for both the Aerial Photograph Collection and the Rock Cuttings Collection. These tasks specifically include:

Aerial Photograph Collection

  • Finish comprehensive quality assurance/quality control (QA/AC) check and finalize the remaining ~5,000 internal database records for county-based aerial photographs from the 1970s – 1990s;
  • Update the National Digital Catalog (NDC) with these newly updated metadata records;
  • Box up ~5,000 county-based photographs from the 1970s – 1990s and transfer them to Maryland State Archives (MSA) for permanent storage; and
  • Purchase archival folders and boxes for the remaining ~8,200 photographs comprising the other components of the MGS Aerial Photograph Collection.

Rock Cuttings Collection

  • Purchase boxes and envelopes to re-house a portion of this collection;
  • Create a rock cuttings database;
  • Perform a detailed inventory of ~450 boxes of rock cuttings and populate the internal database with metadata records;
  • Submit metadata records to the National Digital Catalog; and
  • Create a draft re-oganization, labeling, and long-term storage plan for the collection.

UPCOMING NGGDPP GRANT

According to the USGS, the FY18 NGGDPP grant announcement should be posted in late fall/early winter 2017.


SUMMARY OF NGGDPP GRANT ACTIVITIES

Please click on the links below to view Final Technical Reports (FTRs) which document the tasks completed during each NGGDPP grant cycle.


Data Preservation Inquiries

For more information regarding MGS NGGDPP grants and associated activities, please contact:
Ms. Katie Knippler – 410-554-5543, katherine.knippler@maryland.gov