Thursday, January 17, 2019

Republic of Ireland: Postdoctoral Fellowship Available for Offshore Geothermal Energy Research

Post-Doctoral Researcher: offshore geothermal resource management (Earthworks)

Deadline is February 20th 2019

The Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and Providence Resources seek a post-doctoral researcher to contribute to a new project on offshore geothermal resource management.

Offshore geothermal energy has not yet been fully explored and is currently underdeveloped. This project presents a highly innovative and potentially disruptive case study from the Lower Cretaceous Dunquin North carbonate build-up, in the southern Porcupine Basin off the SW coast of Ireland.

The project will showcase the crucial role the geoscience sector has in addressing climate change and managing our natural resources. The project will de-risk exploration of the Dunquin North prospect for geothermal heat /energy production by exploring its viability in terms of (i) offshore geothermal energy potential and (ii) connecting to the nearest high voltage grid in the Shannon Estuary, some 275 km distance from the well site. The project will link geoscience, geological engineering and energy science in order help meet Ireland's decarbonisation targets.

More Information and Apply.........

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