1 July 2015
Scientists, engineers, social scientists, economists and community representatives will meet in Sydney in September to thrash out the issues surrounding unconventional gas, with an emphasis on shale and coal seam gas.
The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) will hold a two-day Conference in Sydney on 22-23 September to address the complex issues related to unconventional gas, recognising that many of the issues surrounding unconventional gas are community issues that need to be informed by science.
Unconventional Gas: Opportunities and Challenges
Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September 2015
The Sofitel Wentworth, Sydney
The Conference is being held against a background of intense public interest in the topic.
Unconventional Gas, especially shale and coal seam gas, is an issue of profound national and international importance, which has the potential to impact the nation’s future prosperity and environment.
Unconventional gas exploration and production in many regions has produced new income for some land owners, but led to opposition from others.
Australia and other countries need policies to address the opportunities and challenges presented by unconventional gas – and which win general public approval.
Session topics at the conference include:
Invited speakers include:
A public forum will be held following the conference on the evening of Wednesday 23 September at the University of New South Wales, Kensington Campus.
The two-day conference will be followed by a one-day workshop on Thursday 24 September organised by ATSE for Australian and international learned academies.
International academies attending include:
The workshop will develop a set of findings for future policy development on unconventional gas, drawing on national reports prepared by international academies, informed by discussions at the conference.
Issued by: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Melbourne
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