BOEM-State Collaboration Yields Prestigious Award for Delaware

es that BOEM funded offshore Delaware in the early 1990s, from a major state-of-the-art geophysical mapping and coring campaign undertaken by BOEM following Hurricane Sandy, as well as data collected in the Wind Energy Area offshore the State of Delaware. Many reports by DGS and other state geological surveys are available at

“Congratulations to the Delaware team on their well-deserved recognition for this map,” said Dr. Megan Carr, BOEM’s Chief of the Office of Strategic Resources, which includes management of marine minerals. “It is exciting when data sets of different vintages are integrated together to create tangible results that will be useful to multiple parties. I look forward to continuing our relationship with all members of AASG in future collaborations.”

Three geologists with the Delaware Geological Survey at the University of Delaware – C. Robin Mattheus, Kelvin W. Ramsey and Jamie L. Tomlinson – will receive the 2020 Charles J. Mankin Award from the Association of American State Geologists during an online ceremony on Nov. 13. The map represents several decades of data collection and exemplary interpretive efforts on the part of the authors. A winning map must “elegantly, thoroughly, and innovatively [provide] sound and influential information on regional geology, or an energy or mineral resource topic,” according to the association’s website.

Called DGS Geologic Map No. 25, the map is available as a PDF, which be downloaded from the DGS web page at….

For questions and information, contact DGS at, 302-831-2833

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