The competition is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The competition officially launches (and registration opens) on January 6, 2020. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to the top digital AND the top printed map! Detailed information about the Challenge can be found at geothermalchallenge.com.
High school and university teams from across the nation are invited to create a compelling infographic/poster or interactive map while considering the following questions:
- Geothermal energy is difficult to understand because it is located underground. How can geospatial mapping increase our understanding of this important renewable energy resource?
- How can GIS improve how we visualize and communicate about geothermal energy?
This is the third time INL has the privilege to lead the Geothermal Design Challenge.