FracRisk Brochure now out

A brochure on the FracRisk project has been professionally produced by Scientific Impact publishing, working with the FracRisk consortium. Scientific impact are the leading producers of scientific dissemination brochures.

Outreach activities at local schools and colleges

FracRisk PhD student Megan O’Donnell ran a Society of Exploration Geophysics Outreach afternoon to teach schoolchildren (average age 13) in Edinburgh about seismicity in December 2017.    The experiments, which comprised “hydraulically” fracturing jelly with ketchup sauce, taught simple wave theory and material properties, the basics of seismology and the societal impact of earthquakes.

FracRisk EU interactive shale gas map goes live

The FracRisk consortium has just launched an interactive EU map, http://www.fracrisk.eu/eu-map where users can access the detailed geology, geomechanical facies, geomechanical data and legislative / shale gas resource estimate information for countries currently assessing their shale gas situation, which includes Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, UK, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden. The latest status of shale gas activity for the EU is also included.

Professor Chin-Fu Tsang honoured

We are delighted to acknowledge that professor Chin-Fu Tsang, a valued member of the FracRisk consortium members will be honored through the “Chin-Fu Tsang Coupled Processes Award” for young scientists at the International Conference on Coupled Processes in Fractured Geological Media: Observation, Modelling, and Application to be held in Wuhan, China Nov 12-14, 2018.