Details of our upcoming webinars and how to attend them are shown below.
Research in progress webinars
The Nuclear Waste Services Research Support Office (RSO) research in progress seminar series aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between NWS, academics and research organisations on research topics important to geological disposal. Please do feel free to bring your lunch to these informal sessions.
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Details and recordings of our previous webinars are shown below.
Research in progress webinar: Gas migration and reactivity in a GDF
24th November 2022
This event was focussed around on-going research relating to gas migration and reactivity in a GDF. We were joined by speakers that are working on gas evolution within a full-scale heater test, experimental understanding of gas migration through low permeability clay-based materials, and the gas migration properties of alternative backfill materials.
Research in progress webinar: Online games and complex decisions
29th September 2022
This event presented some of the latest developments in the use of games to engage a community relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility. Our speaker was Professor Nils Bunnefeld from the University of Stirling. Professor Bunnefeld works at the interface between biodiversity and society combining natural and social sciences to improve our understanding of decision making from local to global levels in relation to natural resource use, climate change, people’s livelihoods and sustainable development.
Research in progress webinar: Mathematical Models of Coupled Processes
23rd June 2022
This webinar included presentations on some of the latest developments in the Mathematical Modelling of Coupled Processes relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility. The keynote speaker was Victor Vilarrasa of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona. Victor has over fifteen years of experience in modelling subsurface flow processes, and has previously been a researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Presentations were also given by researchers from the University of Manchester, and Imperial College London.
Research in progress webinar: Automation and Autonomous Research
25th May 2022
This webinar included presentations on some of the latest developments in the Automation and Autonomous Research relevant to a Geological Disposal Facility. The keynote speakers were Mike Wilson Chief Automation Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult and James Davies from RACE.
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