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National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program

Funded Projects

Wisconsin Lake Superior Legacy Collection Thin Section

Wisconsin Lake Superior Legacy Collection Thin Section, NGGDPP grant used to help preserve the collection (Public domain.)

Annually, the NGGDPP awards more than 20 grants to state geological surveys. Preservation projects are completed in 12 months and upon completion, recipients provide metadata describing preserved collections and data, and a final technical report describing project outcomes. The metadata are cataloged in the National Digital Catalog and final technical reports are made available on the NGGDPP website. 


View annual grants awarded to state geological surveys HERE.

View StoryMaps showing annual state geological survey projects HERE.