Delivering against the UK net zero objectives - UK Geoenergy Observatories town hall meeting

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 18 February 2020
Environmental Science Centre, Keyworth, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom

On the 18th February 2020 the British Geological Survey (BGS) are convening a town hall meeting to discuss the development of a science and innovation community around the new £31m UK Geoenergy Observatories, which BGS are creating on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The first observatory, located in Glasgow, comprises boreholes and monitoring systems installed in flooded former coal mine workings. The Glasgow observatory is being developed as a test bed for the derisking of minewater geothermal projects.

The second observatory, which is being developed in Cheshire, will be a test bed for research into the anthropogenic effects of subsurface activities, in particular geoenergy technologies supporting decarbonisation.

Further background information, data and detailed reports on the facilities can be found on this website and in the Science Plan.

The town hall meeting will be an opportunity for scientists to get a better understanding of the UK Geoenergy Observatories infrastructure, and to participate in refining the existing science plan to reflect current thinking around research opportunities.

For more information click here.