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Theme Lead Agencies: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme Leads: Kumkum Ray (BOEM), Dave Soller (USGS)

NGDA Geology Community


Committees and Work Groups

Geospatial Standards

Geology Theme Definition: Geographically-referenced data pertaining to the origin, history, composition, structure, features, and processes of the solid Earth, both onshore and offshore. Includes geologic, geophysical, and geochemical maps, stratigraphy, paleontology, geochronology, mineral and energy resources, and natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, coastal erosion, and landslides.

FGDC Geologic Subcommittee

ASTM D4823 - 95(2014): Standard Guide for Core Sampling Submerged, Unconsolidated Sediments

Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS)

Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization (2006)

Geologic Data Model (Standard in development)

Multibeam/Interferometric sonar/Side-scan sonar

Sediment samples: Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS)

Subbottom Profiles


NGDA Geology Community

NGDA Geology Community

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