The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Gas hydrates on Earth are found in terrestrial Arctic and deep marine environments. They present opportunities to energy producers in the form of a potential resource as well as a myriad of engineering challenges to the production and processing of conventional resources. Gas hydrates also pose a potential geohazard, may be an agent of climate change, and are important components of other planetary bodies. The 2020 GRS will address progresses in understanding the nonequilibrium phenomenon of gas hydrate in engineered and natural systems and all disciplines and interested parties are encouraged to participate. We especially welcome discussions on exploring the connections between equilibrium thermodynamics theory to nonequilibrium behaviors, between modeling predictions to experimental observations, and between laboratory investigations to field/production observations.
Attendees at the Seminar are strongly encouraged to register for the companion Gordon Research Conference (GRC), where the connection between theory, laboratory, modeling and field research will be further explored around the theme of nonequilibrium processes associated with the occurrence of gas hydrate in natural and engineered systems.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by November 22, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.