The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation and Oklahoma State University Geoscience and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Consortium exists to create, promote and provide access to digital peer-reviewed GIS products carried out through OSU’s Boone Pickens School of Geology, the OSU Geography Department and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee. The products have direct applications to the search for and development of petroleum and energy-related mineral resources, environmental geology and related economic issues.
Established in 2008 through funding by T. Boone Pickens, the Boone Pickens Digital Geology Fund accelerates and sustains AAPG Datapages’ Geographic Information Systems (GIS) publishing program through the AAPGF-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium. Mr. Pickens’ pledge gifts totaling $9.4 million provide $240,000 per year for 10 years and additional funding thereafter.
At this time, only AAPG Datapages staff and the AAPG GIS Publications Committee can submit proposals to the Consortium. However, anyone can submit a proposal to the GIS Publications Committee and if accepted, the committee can recommend it for funding through the Consortium. (The involvement with the committee means that your project is peer-reviewed by the committee and published/co-published with AAPG.) Most of the current Consortium projects have come through this committee.
The collaboration with Oklahoma State University works like this:
Research projects have to be connected to the university, normally with an OSU professor acting as the principal investigator. Cartographic projects are those that need mapping work done. For cartographic projects, the majority of the actual work is done at OSU Cartography Services, a lab within the university’s Geography department.
Work at OSU Cartography Services is done by OSU students supervised by two Geography department staff members. These staff members work closely with each project’s principal investigator, the GIS team at Datapages and members of the GIS Publications Committee throughout the entire process (project planning, actual project work, QA/QC and peer review). On one occasion, two students from OSU traveled to Reno, Nevada, for the summer to complete a project, but most projects take place in Stillwater, OK.
Research projects may be proposed by:
Cartographic projects may be proposed by:
The current deadline for proposal submissions is: To Be Announced.
The proposal must have a strong GIS component. Requests in the range from $2,000 to $70,000 can be considered. A member of the Consortium Advisory Committee may contact the person submitting the proposal prior to the committee meeting to clarify points or to get more information.
Approved projects will need to provide progress reports upon request of the Foundation until the funds are depleted and/or the project is complete.
Please click on one of the applications to apply:
The proposal should be submitted directly to OSU-GIS Consortium
or mailed to:
AAPGF-OSU GIS Consortium
c/o AAPG Foundation
1444 S. Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119 USA
The Consortium Advisory Committee meets approximately quarterly to review cartographic and research proposals. The dates of the next meetings are January and April 2013.
The Consortium Advisory Committee members are:
Consortium project management is provided by AAPG Datapages on behalf of the AAPG Foundation.