In 2010, the Division of Geological Survey joined a coalition to research and integrate geothermal data into a new National Geothermal Data System (NGDS). Sponsored by the Association of American State Geologists, the State Geothermal Data Project collects data from the state geological surveys into the NGDS in an effort to facilitate future development of renewable geothermal energy in the United States. The data specific to Ohio, generated by the Division of Geological Survey, is being incorporated into a website as well as the easily accessible and searchable NGDS. This data will promote additional research by universities, government, industry, and individuals to develop geothermal resources potential nationwide. Geothermal energy represents a substantial but underutilized energy resource. Additional information about the NGDS can be found at www.geothermaldata.org.
While research is ongoing, the Division of Geological Survey has compiled a series of resources, including maps, diagrams, and data sets, and links for both shallow and deep geothermal energy resources. This page is updated periodically as new information and data becomes available.
For specific questions about the geothermal energy research being done by the Division of Geological Survey, contact geologist Tim Leftwich by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (614) 265-6459. For other questions about research being done by the Division of Geological Survey, see our Staff Directory by Subject Area.
Geothermal Research, Applications & Data
- U.S. Geological Survey—Possibly the most comprehensive online source of geothermal energy information, including important publications and circulars, maps, figures, and links.
- Google EGS—Includes Google Earth geothermal maps and videos of hydrofracturing an enhanced geothermal system (EGS).
- Geothermal Education Office—Provides K–12 educational materials about geothermal energy to schools, energy & environmental educators, libraries, industry, and the public.
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory—Geothermal Technologies web site featuring information on projects, publications, and more.
- SMU Geothermal Laboratory—Comprehensive Web site by Southern Methodist University, dedicated to geothermal research and education.
- Geothermal Energy Association—Trade association composed of U.S. companies who support expanded use and development of geothermal energy resources worldwide.
- Geothermal Resources Council—Non-profit that acts as a source of continuing professional development for its members through outreach, information exchange, educational services, and publications.
- International Geothermal Association—Scientific, educational and cultural organization established to operate worldwide, with more than 5,000 members in 65 countries.