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Suggested Citation:"Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2002. Geoscience Data and Collections: National Resources in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10348.
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Acronyms and Abbreviations


AAPG

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

AGI

American Geological Institute

AGU

American Geophysical Union

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia

API

American Petroleum Institute

ARCO

Atlantic Richfield Company


BCR

Bremen Core Repository

BEG

Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin

BELI

Balcones Energy Library Inc.

BLM

Bureau of Land Management


CAD

Canadian dollars

CGSI

Cambe Geological Services Inc.

CIPA

California Independent Petroleum Association

CNWRA

Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses

CRC

Core Research Center (U.S. Geological Survey)

CSPG

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists


DAAC

Distributed Active Archive Centers (NASA)

DERL

Denver Earth Resource Library

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOSECC

Drilling, Observation, and Sampling of the Earth’s Continental Crust

DSDP

Deep Sea Drilling Project


EAR

Division of Earth Sciences (NSF)

ECR

East Coast Repository

EIA

Energy Information Administration (DOE)

EII

Energy Information Inc.

EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery

ER

engineering regulation

EUB

Energy and Utility Board of Alberta


FGDC

Federal Geographic Data Committee

FLMNH

Florida Museum of Natural History

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

FY

fiscal year


GCR

Gulf Coast Repository

GLF

Geophysical Log Facility

GMC

Alaska Geologic Materials Center

GP

Geco-Prakla Inc.

GSA

Geological Society of America


HGRC

Herold Geological Research Centers (Denver, Houston, Abilene, Casper)


ICWG

Ice Core Working Group

IHS

Information Handling Service Energy Group (formerly Petroleum Information [PI], Dwights and Petroconsultants)

IMLS

Institute for Museum and Library Services

IODP

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

IOGCC

Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

IOGS

Independent Oil and Gas Service (Kansas)

IPAA

Independent Petroleum Association of America

IRIS

Incorporated Research Institutes for Seismology


JLL

Jackson Log Library

JOI

Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.

JOIDES

Joint Oceanographic Institutions for Deep Earth Sampling


KE EMu

KE Software Electronic Museum Management System

KGS

Kansas Geological Survey

KU

University of Kansas

KUMIP

University of Kansas Museum of Invertebrate Paleontology


LACM

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History


MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

MEL

Midland Energy Library

MGG

Marine Geology and Geophysics Division

Suggested Citation:"Appendix F Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2002. Geoscience Data and Collections: National Resources in Peril. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10348.
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MMS

Minerals Management Service

MOU

memorandum of understanding

MSHA

Mine Safety and Health Administration

MSRP

Mineral Science Research Program (USGS)


NARA

National Archives and Records Administration

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NCDC

National Climatic Data Center

NESDIS

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NOAA)

NGDC

National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA)

NGDRS

National Geoscience Data Repository System

NICL

National Ice Core Laboratory

NIMA

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

NMBGMR

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

NMIMT

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

NMMR

National Mine Map Repository

NMNH

National Museum of Natural History

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NODC

National Oceanographic Data Center (NOAA)

NPS

National Park Service

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OCGSL

Oklahoma City Geological Society Library

OCS

outer continental shelf

ODP

Ocean Drilling Program

OILF

Oil Information Library (Ft. Worth, Texas)

OILW

Oil Information Library (Wichita Falls, Texas)

ONR

Office of Naval Research

OOIP

original oil in place

ORNL

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

OSM

Office of Surface Mining


PII

Petroleum Information, Inc.

PRI

Paleontological Research Institution

PTTC

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council


RELI

Riley Electric Log Inc.


SeaSat

sea satellite

SEG

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

SELGEM

Self Generating Master (Smithsonian database program)

SSPLA

Southern States Professional Log Association

SUI

State University of Iowa


THUMS

Texaco, Humble (now Exxon), Unocal, Mobil, and Shell (consortium)

TMM

Texas Memorial Museum


UCMP

University of California Museum of Paleontology

UMMP

University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

URI

University of Rhode Island

URL

Uniform Resource Locator

USACE

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USBM

U.S. Bureau of Mines

USFS

U.S. Forest Service

USGS

U.S. Geological Survey

USGS(D)

U.S. Geological Survey Paleontological Collection, Denver

USNM

U.S. National Museum

USNRC

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

UW

University of Washington


VMNH

Virginia Museum of Natural History


WCR

West Coast Repository

WOGCC

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission


YPM

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Geoscience data and collections (such as, rock and sediment cores, geophysical data, engineering records, and fossils) are necessary for industries to discover and develop domestic natural resources to fulfill the nation’s energy and mineral requirements and to improve the prediction of immediate and long term hazards, such as land slides, volcanic eruptions and global climate change. While the nation has assembled a wealth of geoscience data and collections, their utility remains incompletely tapped. Many could act as invaluable resources in the future but immediate action is needed if they are to remain available. Housing of and access to geoscience data and collections have become critical issues for industry, federal and state agencies, museums, and universities. Many resources are in imminent danger of being lost through mismanagement, neglect, or disposal. A striking 46 percent of the state geological surveys polled by the committee reported that there is no space available or they have refused to accept new material. In order to address these challenges, Geoscience Data and Collections offers a comprehensive strategy for managing geoscience data and collections in the United States.

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