The mission of the AAPG Committee on Preservation of
Geoscience Data is to promote collection, preservation, and
utilization of samples and cores as well as those data directly
attributable to this rock material to include core analysis,
sample descriptions, and stratigraphic assignment. Specifically
inclusive, would be photographs, petrographic data and
descriptions, photomicrographs, porosity, permeability and
other rock data all of which could be digitized and stored in
compact storage facilities. A priority is placed on identifying
established repositories and constructing automated linkages
between potential users and the data listings of these archives.
The Committee will encourage and support both the AAPG
membership and any other individual or appropriate
organization in accomplishing this mission.