The 4th International Symposium of Machine Learning and Big Data in Geoscience & Geoengineering (ISMLG) will be held at University College Cork, Ireland from the 29th of August to the 1st of September 2023.
The theme of the symposium is Data-centric solutions for reshaping the next generation geo-industries and the symposium is hosted by ISSMGE Technical Committee of Machine Learning & Big Data (TC309) along with University College Cork.
Abstract submission for the conference has now closed. A Conference Proceeding of extended abstracts will be provided closer to the date.
Geothermal Workshop on Large-scale Implementation of Energy Geostructure Workshop
The Geothermal workshop ‘Large-scale implementation of energy geostructure’ will be hosted by Dr Zili Li at UCC on the afternoon of Tuesday 29th of August, prior to the ISLMG conference formally starting from Wednesday 30th.
Energy geostructures refer to a specialized type of ground heat exchanger that is installed within ground contact structures such as retaining walls, piles, tunnels, and other buried infrastructure. This technology has been studied extensively, including pilot sites, and is relatively mature.
However, there are still technical and non-technical barriers preventing large implementation.
1) Challenges include integration issues, upscaling from individual structures to geothermal district heating, sustainability, and lack of a database of knowledge regarding existing energy geostructures.
2) Retrofitting existing buildings and/or geostructures and non-technical issues such as legislation, financial incentives, social impact, lack of standardization, or underdeveloped workforce skills are additional challenges.
3) Opportunities such as waste heat storage and balancing energy loads at district scale are still being explored. This workshop will bring together experts from various fields in different countries across Europe and beyond, aiming to reduce barriers and promote collaborative, large-scale energy-geostructure development.