UK Geoenergy Observatories training opportunities - Activity 2 ideas workshop report

NERC invited applications from PhD students and early career researchers, via an open competition announcement of opportunity, to participate in a one-day ideas workshop with experienced academics and innovators, to generate novel research and innovation ideas to extend the reach and impact of the UK Geoenergy Observatories (UKGEOS).

Twenty-six PhD students and early career researchers, plus facilitators - representatives from NERC, the British Geological Survey (BGS), the UK Geoenergy Observatories Science Advisory Group (GSAG) and members of the wider NERC community - participated in the workshop held at the National Railway Museum in York on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

The workshop also provided an opportunity for networking and building connections.

The detailed agenda and some of the presentations given on the day are below.

Agenda (PDF, 34KB)

UK Geoenergy Observatories in the global context, and why the subsurface is important (PDF, 1.4MB) - David Manning, UKGEOS GSAG senior science user

Design of the observatories, access, capabilities, limitations (PDF, 4.2MB) - Alison Monaghan and Mike Spence, BGS

Overview of NERC research and innovation funding in the present landscape (PDF, 344KB) - Rachel Leader, NERC

HEI perspective on commercialisation of research ideas (PDF, 80KB) - Stuart Simmons, University of Edinburgh