Monday, January 6, 2020

USA: Registration Opens for 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge

2020 Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping Student Competition (INL)

Registration is Now Open

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is hosting the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping Student Competition. The design challenge focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development to foster understanding and share the benefits of geothermal energy technologies. Student teams of two or three will use GIS mapping to create a compelling infographic/poster or interactive map to discover potential opportunities from this renewable energy source.

“Geothermal energy is difficult to understand because it is located underground. How can geospatial mapping increase our understanding of this important renewable energy resource? How can GIS improve how we visualize and communicate about geothermal energy?”

Create a map (digital interactive or static) showing how GIS could portray or enhance the communication of geothermal technology.
  • Registration opens Jan. 6, 2020 (8 a.m. ET)
  • Round 1 – Draft Submission Compliance Review: March 30 (Skild site temporarily closed at 10 p.m. ET) – April 3, 2020 (Skild site re-opens 5 p.m. ET)
  • Participants must pass the Compliance Review to advance to Round 2
  • Participants advancing to Round 2 notified: April 6, 2020
  • Round 2 – Final Submissions due: April 12, 2020 (10 p.m. ET)
  • Winners announced: April 22, 2020

Register Now.........