Joint US-UK Workshop on Understanding the Potential Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the United States National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the Environment Sustainability & Energy Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry, are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a jointly organised workshop on Improving Understanding of Potential Environmental Impacts Associated with Unconventional Hydrocarbons in Washington DC on 5-6 November 2015.

The deployment of hydraulic fracturing technology to exploit shale oil and gas reservoirs in the USA and now potentially in the UK has raised a number of environmental concerns. This workshop brings together researchers in the USA and the UK to learn from each other to identify the areas of major environmental uncertainty, the focused scientific research questions that need to be addressed, and the opportunities for innovation and translation of existing research within this area.

For further information, please see the Announcement of Opportunity online. The deadline for applications is 16:00 (BST) on Wednesday 9 September 2015.

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