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Geothermal energy for energy transition: numerical modelling of hydrothermal systems and deep heat exchangers

Speaker: Dr. Gianluca Gola, CNR - Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Pisa (Italy) - Thursday 24 November - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Geothermal energy, defined as the thermal energy stored in the Earth, is considered a critical renewable energy source for the future, capable of contributing to environmentally friendly carbon-neutral energy conversion. To evaluate the underground geothermal potential, the knowledge of the temperature distribution with depth is a key aspect.

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Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and earthquake forecasting

Speaker: Prof. Chris Marone (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra) - 1st Dicembre - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


This talk will summarize how machine learning (ML) is being used with both active and passive lab seismic data to predict lab earthquakes. These works show: 1) that ML can predict the timing and magnitude of labquakes using acoustic emissions (AE) that originate in the lab fault zone and 2) that in addition to these passive measurements of lab AE, active source measurements of changes in fault zone elastic properties during the lab seismic cycle can be used to predict lab earthquakes.

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Ground-based radar interferometry Principles, applications and future developments - Career Workshop

Speaker: Dott. Alberto Michelini, IDS GeoRadar s.r.l., Pisa (Italy) - Thursday 10 November - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Ground-based radar interferometry (GBRI) is a remote sensing imaging technique based on coherent radar systems, which can measure not only the amplitude, but also the phase of the microwave signals. The phase measurements can then be exploited to derive information on the deformation and topography

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Turbidity currents and seabed infrastructures: insights from numerical models - Career Workshop

Speaker: Dott. Carlos Pirmez, CEO and founder of Weather Water Sand Srl, Genova (Italy) - Thursday 3 November – 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Turbidity currents are known to travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers into the deep ocean, reaching velocities as high as 20 m/s with potentially catastrophic consequences to infrastructure installed along their path. The submarine cable industry has experienced their impact since the first

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Venice Lagoon: the morphology of the largest tidal basin in the Mediterranean


The first episode of the mini-series about the Venice Lagoon is dedicated to the typical morphological structures of this peculiar environment: the salt marshes, the tidal flats and the channel networks.

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