GEOLOGICAL REPOSITORIES, SUBSURFACE LABS AND OTHER SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTS: HIGH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT

 

GEOLOGICAL REPOSITORIES, SUBSURFACE LABS AND OTHER SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTS: HIGH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

 

12-14 October 2015

 

The STFC Network, GeoRepNet, will hold its third conference in Edinburgh focusing on exploring all aspects of high technology transfer into geological repositories and other deep subsurface facilities and laboratories. Talks in all areas of high technology are welcome, particularly in STFC areas such as astronomy, particle physics and planetary sciences instrumentation. Of particular interest are examples of how technology can be transferred from these areas into the monitoring and characterisation of deep subsurface facilities and geological repositories or how high technology can be used in underground science facilities and other subsurface environments. This meeting also aims to create a legacy for GeoRepNet by generating an international community working on understanding processes in geological repositories and generate new groups working on proposals.

 

About GeoRepNet: The disposal of waste, including nuclear waste (from the nuclear power industry and other nuclear applications) and carbon dioxide (to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and associated greenhouse warming) constitutes one of the major environmental technical challenges of the 21st Century and has great importance on the national and international level. By funding and bringing together researchers involved in high technology transfer, GeoRepNet seeks to enhance the links between high technology and subsurface exploration.

 

There is no registration fee and registrants selected for talks will have travel and accommodation costs paid. Talks and posters are welcome.

 

Registration deadline is September 15, 2015.

 

Abstract deadline: August 31st, 2015. Abstracts should be half a page maximum.

 

We welcome abstracts for talks and posters. Please bear in mind that talk slots are limited and presentations may have to be posters.

Please send them to info@georepnet.org

 

For further information and to register visit http://www.astrobiology.ac.uk/georepnet2015/

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

 

GeoRepNet 3 – GEOLOGICAL REPOSITORIES, SUBSURFACE LABS AND OTHER SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTS: HIGH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

 

Monday, October 12th - Geological repositories, subsurface labs and other subsurface environments: General Environment

 

9:00 9:30         Arrival and Registration

9:30 10:00       Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh) ‘GeoRepNet, an overview

10:00 10:30     Katharine Hollinshead (STFC) ‘STFC Impact Funding Schemes’

10:30 11:00     Tea & Coffee             

11:00 11:30     Stuart Haszeldine (University of Edinburgh) ‘Carbon Capture and Storage and RAdWaste disposal’

11:30 12:00     Adrian Jones (DCO) ‘Deep Carbon Observatory’

12:00 12:30     Beverly DeJarnett (DCO) ‘Sample Curation Database’

12:30 14:00 Lunch     

14:00-14:30     Jonathan Pearce (BGS) ‘ECCSEL, the pan-European CCS Research Infrastructure’

14:30-15:00     Joanna Wragg (BGS) ‘The NERC RATE programme, where are we now’

15:00 15:30     Katinka Wouters (SCK-CEN) ‘The MIND-project: Microbiology In Nuclear waste Disposal’

15:30 16:00     Tea & Coffee

16:00 17:00     Pauliina Rajala (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) ‘Microbially induced corrosion in deep bedrock repository’

 

 

Tuesday, October 13th – Technology Transfer: Case Studies

 

9:30 10:00       Simon Harley (University of Edinburgh) ‘Magnetic Materials: Novel monitors of long-term evolution of engineered barrier systems’

10:00 10:30     Nick Smith (NNL) ‘Remote monitoring of GDF geological barriers using stand-off photonics characterisation’

10:30 11:00     Tea & Coffee with Biscuits

11:00 11:30     Claire L Corkhill (University of Sheffield) ‘Using the world’s first long duration synchrotron x-ray experiment to predict the stability of materials in the geodisposal of nuclear waste’

11:30-12:00     Lee Thompson (University of Sheffield) ‘The application of muon tomography to the monitoring of stored carbon dioxide’

12:00-12:30     Graeme Hansford (University of Leicester) ‘Handheld XRD Instrumentation Applied to Geological Repositories’

12:30 14:00     Lunch

14:00 14:30      Matt Gunn (Aberystwyth University)

14:30 15:30     Meet the Researcher event

15:30 16:00     Tea & Coffee

 

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19:30               Drinks Reception for Dinner at Playfair Library

20:00               Conference Dinner at Playfair Library

22:00               Guests depart

 

Wednesday, October 14th - Technology Transfer: the future

 

9:30 10:00       Christian Schroeder (Stirling University) ‘Instrumentation in planetary exploration applied to geological repositories

10:00 10:30     Sean Palling (University of Sheffield) ‘Boulby Underground Laboratory’

10:30 11:00     Tea & Coffee

11:00 11:30     Joginder Fagura (Optimat) ‘GeoRepNet – Market Analysis of Long Term Repository Monitoring Technologies’

11:30 12:00     Charles Cockell (University of Edinburgh) ‘Summary’

12:30 14:00     Lunch

14:00 – End

 

For further information and to register visit http://www.astrobiology.ac.uk/georepnet2015/