NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Community event

UKGEOS monitoring station

26 June 2018
Royal Society, London

Update 31 May 2018: The closing date for registration has been extended to 9:00 on 11 June 2018. An Outline agenda (PDF, 61KB) is now available.

NERC is investing £31 million in a project to establish two centres for research into the subsurface environment. The British Geological Survey is delivering the research infrastructure and will operate the facilities over their 15-year lifetime.

NERC is organising an open meeting at the Royal Society in London on Tuesday 26 June 2018 to update the research community on progress with the project. This is an open meeting for anyone in the research community with an interest in using the facilities in future. Information on design of the facilities and installed instrumentation, and the anticipated timetable for their construction and subsequent availability for research, will be provided.

Those who might normally approach any of the research councils for funding are welcome to attend. There will also be time for networking and discussion of potential collaborations or partnerships.

This one-day event is an opportunity for members of the academic community to find out more about the UK Geoenergy Observatories subsurface research facilities planned for Cheshire and Glasgow.

The agenda for the event will include:

  • an introduction to the Cheshire Energy Research Field Site and the Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site: facilities and vision
  • details of the infrastructure at both sites and the associated facilities to support world-class research
  • practicalities concerning delivery of, and access to, the facilities
  • how researchers can get involved, including a focus on early career researchers
  • international, government and industry perspectives.

NERC is very much looking forward to welcoming members of the academic community to this event. Places are by registration only: to register please complete the online registration form by 09:00 on 11 June 2018. Please note that places are limited and NERC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees per organisation.