Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The 3rd EnerGEO Summer School in Utrecht, Netherlands has started!

The 3rd EnerGEO Summer School which is dedicated to the “Environmental impact assessment of a transition to renewable energies” is currently held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from October 15 – 23 2013.

The Summer School is jointly organized by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Salzburg, and TNO Innovation for Life, Utrecht with support from the EnerGEO partners International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), MINES ParisTech, ARMINES, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Research Studios Austria (iSPACE). The program is complemented by external experts from the European Commission, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), National Institute for the Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the University of Nijmegen.

Participants from 9 different countries Brazil, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, India, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands with a background in academics but also coming from governmental institutions participate in the event. Lectures and hands-on sessions are dedicated to (1) models for assessing energy potentials, (2) environmental impact assessment, (3) life cycle analysis and (4) integrated assessment of renewable energy resource use.

The program is rounded off by interdisciplinary dialogues on the energy policy context and participation at the Final Event of the EnerGEO project, which will be held on October 24 -25.

The EnerGEO Project is funded by the EC’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013) under Grant Agremement Number 226364.

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