UK Geoenergy Observatories

Altcom is pleased to announce that its Director, Dr Andrew Jupe, has been invited to become a member of the UK Geoenergy Observatories Science Advisory Group (GSAG).

The 2014 UK Government Plan for Growth of Science and Innovation provided £31m for the UK Research & Innovation to create two new world-class research facilities that will inform the responsible development of new energy technologies. The observatories are being delivered and run by the British Geological Survey for the whole of the UK science community. The observatories in Cheshire and Glasgow will provide essential data about the underground environment to generate new knowledge about the potential of geoenergy to deliver clean energy at the scale required to achieve net-zero by 2050.

NERC established the UK Geoenergy Observatories Science Advisory Group (GSAG) in 2015 following a town hall consultation with the UK science community to develop the research agenda for the UK Geoenergy Observatories. GSAG has written the science plan to guide the development process for the observatories and has advised on locations for the Cheshire and Glasgow City Region observatories, the design of the boreholes and arrays, as well as helping in the technical decision-making process throughout the development of the observatories.

UK Geoenergy Observatories facilities
UK Geoenergy Observatories facilities (image courtesy