The Gordon Research Seminar 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.
This year, we welcome gas hydrate research that spans multiple disciplines, from geologic exploration and prospecting to extraplanetary analyses to climate change research. Gas hydrates exist naturally on Earth in deep marine as well as in terrestrial Arctic environments. Constraining their abundance and expression (e.g., guest molecule type, hydrate structure) on Earth as well as their sensitivity to perturbation constitute major open questions across multiple disciplines from energy prospecting to geohazard analysis to climate change. Gas hydrates are understood to exist on other planets as well; predicting extraterrestrial hydrate abundance and behavior ties together fields of planetary sciences and aerospace engineering, among others.
As we are coming to understand these systems not only as existing within themselves but also as part of an interconnected whole, we are looking in particular to emphasize interdisciplinary research that leverages diverse datasets to come to a better understanding of coupled phenomena relating to gas hydrate systems. We welcome experimental and numerical investigations at all scales from pore scale to field scale.
Attendees at the Gordon Research Seminar are strongly encouraged to apply for the Gordon Research Conference (GRC), where the connection between theory, laboratory, modeling, and field research will be further explored.
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 December 12, 2021. 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.