Antinao, Jose Luis

Integration of Central Baja California Research Activities
The goal of this IGWS project is to consolidate activities and results from research by the PI and his students at multiple institutions, in a manner that results are efficiently shared with main PIs from the grants explained above. The goal is to take advantage of synergies via sharing ideas, data, collaborating in the field and in laboratory activities.
Primary Contact: Jose Luis Antinao
Stratigraphy and chronology of the Pleistocene Glacial Lake Patoka, south central Indiana
The goal of this study is to combine existing stratigraphic, mineralogic and geophysical data and current interpretations by Dr. Gray, to new datasets to be produced during the study (from shallow coring, geochronology, passive seismic data) in order to develop a litho- and chronostratigraphic framework of the GLP area.
Primary Contact: Jose Luis Antinao

Burress, Kaitlyn

2023 Legislator Field Trip
The legislator field trip will connect water quality and geology research data to Indiana state legislators in order to enhance decision-making and promote IGWS services.
Primary Contact: Kaitlyn Burress

Clifford, Sara

Indiana Journal of Earth Sciences - Volume 5
Primary Contact: Sara Clifford

Davis, Ginger

NGWMN 2022-2024
Primary Contact: Ginger Davis
Uplands Drinking Water: Formative research with stakeholders to support reliable, safe, and affordable water
We will systematically gather the perspectives of professional stakeholders who are involved in managing the region’s drinking water, to pinpoint actions towards ensuring access to reliable, safe, and affordable drinking water for the Indiana Uplands. The project will focus particular attention on these aspects of the region’s drinking water: 1)Characterizing the current landscape of drinking water sources in the Uplands. This will include estimating the population having access to a regulated community water supply, and the population relying on unregulated sources (private wells, cisterns, ponds, other). 2)Enumerating the key concerns of professional stakeholders about the reliability, safety, palatability, and affordability of drinking water, and the main challenges they describe for regulated, community water systems and unregulated water systems. 3)Eliciting these stakeholders’ observations of local people’s drinking water consumption (or lack thereof) in their service regions. 4)Identifying and building consensus around needed updates to southern Indiana’s water infrastructure, including outlining potential options for greening this infrastructure (e.g., by decreasing energy used to produce and process water).
Primary Contact: Ginger Davis
National Water Quality Leadership & Partnerships
To build partnerships throughout the state of Indiana that would support the development of unified educational program centered around water quality, drinking water, and actions for improvement.
Primary Contact: Ginger Davis
Expanding the Indiana Geological and Water Survey’s contribution to the NGWMN
Groundwater-elevation data are collected primarily to determine how groundwater levels are changing over time. The data from sites with continuous/high-frequency water-level records are also used to assess groundwater-recharge dynamics for various hydrogeologic settings.
Primary Contact: Ginger Davis

Douds, Ashley

PDMS Maintenance 2022
The long-term goal is to populate the PDMS with current and historical data for petroleum wells and fields in Indiana.
Primary Contact: Ashley Douds

Driscoll, Kilauren

Map of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Unconformity in Indiana
Working maps (circa 1980s) of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian unconformity have been scanned for Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Pike, Sullivan, and Vigo counties. Many of these maps were approved by Stan Keller. We will search inventory in Marching 100 for additional maps. Data and contours from these maps, as well as the new field data, will be incorporated into a new ArcGIS Pro layer.
Primary Contact: Kilauren Driscoll

Johnson, Matthew

StateMap 2022 Program
Create new maps that include: 1) Quaternary mapping of the Bloomington 100k quadrangle 2) Bedrock mapping of the Jasper and Indiana portion of Tell City 100k quadrangle maps 3) Bedrock mapping of the Princeton and Indiana portions of adjacent 100k quadrangle maps Data updates: 1) Updated NGMDB entries with new URLs, citations, etc. Stratigraphy: 1)Formalizing a Late Pleistocene stratigraphy for northern Indiana
Primary Contact: Matthew Johnson
TM01 Updated - Charles Deam Wilderness Map
Continue to provide cartographic and detailed topographic trail map for the Charles Deam Wilderness and surrounding areas.
Primary Contact: Matthew Johnson

Lanman, Jennifer

IGWS Collections Management
Short-Term - fulfill CAP goal of creating an item-level inventory of all materials by ingesting existing catalogs into the new CARST management system and conducting new inventories and assessments to identify missed materials; - continue to document and address ongoing issues resulting from the moves to and from temporary housing locations - continue assessing and defining unaddressed housing issues and needs Medium-term - identify and clearly differentiate between known donated collections, collections generated through in-house work/fieldwork, and loaned materials - research and resolve any identified provenance and usage questions or concerns, especially those related to historic "found-in-collection" materials - identify and prioritize paper materials for archival digitization - assign or resolve DOI and IGSN ( registrations for appropriate materials through IU Libraries and System for Earth Sample Registration (SESAR) - transfer or expunge materials not appropriate for reference library, Records Center, in-house archive, specimen repository, education collection, or outreach giveaway activities ---this includes identification of materials appropriate for inclusion in IU Archives Long-term - increase accessibility to materials - mitigate future loss or disassociation of materials - create appropriate archival environment for housing materials in perpetuity
Primary Contact: Jennifer Lanman
2023 NGGDPP: IGWS FAIR Data Initiative 2023-2024 - Legacy Research Access and Public Outreach
Part A – purchase new flat file cabinets and archival cardboard, then inventory, scan, transcribe, catalog, and rehouse 350 legacy maps and 60 field notebooks; Part B – scan 4,400 gamma logs and transcribe interpreted data; and Part C – photograph and catalog 2,000 specimens from the Education Collection.
Primary Contact: Jennifer Lanman

Leffel, Victoria

Louisville 100K Bedrock Mapping
Create a new bedrock map of the Louisville 100k quadrangle map. Update, compile, review, and interpret available literature, maps, and unpublished data concerning bedrock geology in the Louisville 100k quadrangle.
Primary Contact: Victoria Leffel
Hoosier National Forest Landslide Mapping
Primary Contact: Victoria Leffel

Loope, Henry

S_Kankakee 100k Quaternary Mapping
The objective of this project is to provide surficial and subsurface geologic data needed for water resource management, land-use planning, and infrastructure projects. The project will obtain new data in addition to compiling existing geologic maps and associated data.
Primary Contact: Henry Loope

Mastalerz, Maria

Solid Biomass Energy
1) Create/improve the method of petrographic quality assessment for wider range of solid biomass products (including intermediate crops, crop by-products, grass, and other agricultural waste). 2) Expand our research expertise into growing biomass technologies like gasification (holzgas), torrefaction (biomass suitable for co-firing in coal-fired power plants), and anaerobic digestion (production of a methane-rich biogas from wet biomass sources). 3) Investigate relationships between raw fuel composition and the properties of their combustion and gasification emissions with a focus on parameters that could be used to predict the environmental and health impacts of fuel use. 4) Promote the idea of including petrographic analysis in solid biomass quality assurance testing and product certification with manuscripts, and presentations. 5) Expand collaboration with international universities and industry. 6) Create an "umbrella" center.
Primary Contact: Maria Mastalerz
Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for U.S., Basins
The overall objective of this project is to assess availability of coal/coal waste/coal combustion products/AMD in Indiana that could potentially serve as sources of REE.
Primary Contact: Maria Mastalerz
Critical Minerals in Pennsylvanian Black Shales in Indiana
The objective of this project is to expand our database on critical elements in the Pennsylvanian black shales
Primary Contact: Maria Mastalerz

Romlein, Ben

IGS Geospatial Portal
The Survey needs a central enterprise data store that users across all divisions of the organization can access and update. Project data will be collected centrally and can be used (and updated) in future projects. This continually improving data set will not only make work easier within the Survey, but can be used as a product for external use as well.
Primary Contact: Ben Romlein

Sturgeon, Polly

FY23-24 Traveling Discovery Trunks
This project will create new themed trunks for hydrogeology and paleontology topics. User feedback will inform trunk contents and each trunk will contain real specimens and/or replicas, a curriculum guide, and assorted support materials.
Primary Contact: Polly Sturgeon

Wilkins, Kristen

Digitization of Lithologic Strip Collection and Entry into the Digital Asset Management System
- Digitize existing Lithologic Strips - Prepare and upload image files - Enter the relevant location and project information in the metadata
Primary Contact: Kristen Wilkins