Geothermal Data and Visualization
NREL provides data resources, data management solutions, and high-quality visualizations to advance the use of geothermal energy.
- Data resources – Publicly accessible data repositories of geothermal research
- Data management – Secure and trusted data management solutions
- Data visualization – Expertise in producing high-quality data visualizations for use in analysis and presentation of data
Data Resources and Tools
The Geothermal Data Repository is a submission-based directory of data collected from researchers.
The Geothermal Prospector is a visual map tool that brings together geospatial data sets that were spread across universities and government agencies. The tool allows users to see data in a new way for exploration and research.
The Open Energy Data Initiative is geared to improving data access to enable analysis. Its robust analysis platform will improve accessibility through a data lake, data catalog, and high-value open datasets hosted on multiple cloud computing platforms.
The Data Foundry provides secure, cloud-based storage and universal access to digital information to enable the geothermal industry to collaborate with the Department of Energy, national labs, universities, and private organizations.
The Data Foundry: Secure Collaboration for the Geothermal Industry, 45th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (2020)
Getting Data out of the Ground: Modern Challenges Facing EGS Collab, the DOE Geothermal Data Repository, and the Geothermal Industry, 44th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (2019)
Open Energy Data Initiative: Advancing Analytics and Research Innovation through Improved Data Access, EERE Program Document (2019)
The Geothermal Data Repository: Five Years of Open Geothermal Data, Benefits to the Community: Preprint, Geothermal Resource Council Annual Meeting (2018)
The Renewable Energy Data Explorer: Mapping our Renewable Energy Future, NREL Fact Sheet (2017)
View all NREL publications about geothermal research.