25 November 2020
Looking for possible tombstone by using GPR
In March 2020, Dominique Ngan-Tillard and Deyan Draganov were approached by the foundation Jewish Westland, who manages the cemetery in Naaldwijk, and asked whether it would be possible to use non-invasive geophysical methods to look for possible tombstones lying under the ground surface of the cemetery.
25 November 2020
NENnovation award for the Energy Quay Wall
A consortium led by CRUX Engineering, including TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, Gooimeer and Duurzaam Opgewekt Energiesystemen, have won the NENnovation award for the Energy Quay Wall. Phil Vardon, Ivaylo Pantev and Jorrit de Vries are involved from TU Delft.
09 November 2020
Hydrogen Underground Storage
Hydrogen underground storage is a key element of the Delft Subsurface Storage Theme. Hydrogen production at North Sea, alone, is aimed to target 3-4GW power by 2030 and 10 GW by 2040. Hadi Hajibeygi has been interviewed recently about the role of geoscience in hydrogen energy sector, which was arranged by Delft Energy Institute. In this interview he addresses subsurface storage of hydrogen in salt caverns.
09 November 2020
Femke Vossepoel in Women in Data Science (WiDS)
Margot Gerritsen of Stanford University hosts the Women in Data Science (WiDS) specifically for the younger generation (high school students, BSc students). The most recent episode features Femke Vossepoel. In this podcast, she talks about her life as a data scientist and explains how data-assimilation tools can be used to improve COVID-19 forecasting models.
03 November 2020
Foundation MUDNET launched!
Members from 2 CEG departments and from Deltares established the Stichting MUDNET (Foundation MUDNET) to promote collaborative research on fine grained sediments.
22 October 2020
Reginald Fessenden Award for Evert Slob
Evert Slob (Professor of Geophysical Electromagnetic Methods) has received a prestigious award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists for his contribution to scientific and technological advances in the field of electromagnetic interferometry.
12 October 2020
Three NWO grants for earth observation
02 October 2020
Triceratops ‘Skull 21’ exhibition
The restoration of a Triceratops skull is the subject of an exhibition at the Science Centre Delft from October 3. The skull – dubbed ‘Skull 21’ - formed part of the collection at the Mineralogical & Geological Museum brought together by staff of the former faculty of Mining (now Geoscience & Engineering). The skull was damaged when it was transported from Wyoming (USA) to the Netherlands in 1950 and has now been restored to its former glory.
11 June 2020
Help from an unexpected quarter: geosciences data techniques can help predict corona spread
An international team of scientists is studying the possibility of using data assimilation, a data technique from geosciences, to predict the spread of coronavirus and the efficacy of certain measures. TU Delft geoscientists on the team think that data assimilation might prove a useful tool for the RIVM epidemiologists. A paper on the subject has been submitted to scientific journal Foundations of Data Science.
02 June 2020
Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations
A fund of 3.4M€ has been awarded by the European Commission to a project on geothermal energy, that will be led by researcher Maren Brehme (TU Delft). The project entitled ‘EASYGO: Efficiency and Safety in Geothermal Operations‘ is one of the Innovative Training Networks meant for extraordinary global research as well as excellent training opportunities for PhD candidates to reach doctorate level.