Energy Cooperatives to Support the National Coal Resources Data System (NCRDS)

To collect, interpret, correlate, and evaluate coal and other solid fuel energy-related stratigraphic, chemical, and GIS data; to build and maintain national databases of coal-related stratigraphic and chemical data; to conduct research relative to coal and other solid fuel energy and apply knowledge

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gained to conduct resource assessments within the United States in order to further the understanding of energy resources within a global, geologic, economic and environmental context.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: In FY 2008 (year 4 of 5 year cycle), 26 agencies were funded.

Tasks included the following: collect stratigraphic records for coals resources, collect samples for paleontological dating or chemical characterization, and study the occurrence of coal bed methane and shale gas.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

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