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Curso Online Gratis De Geotermia De La UNAM (source: Oye Juanjo)

Curso Online Gratis De Geotermia De La UNAM – Free online course on geothermal energy offered by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a public research university in Mexico, has announced a free online geothermal course

Committed to the democratization of knowledge, the highest level institution in Mexico has just announced the launch of the first virtual course on geothermal energy available on the Coursera platform, as reported by Oye Juanjo.

The objective of this four-week course is to identify the variety of applications of geothermal energy beyond the production of electricity and heating, thus promoting the formation of human resources that lead to an optimal use of resources. geothermal.

This is an excellent opportunity to introduce ourselves to geothermal exploration techniques, to receive scientific information on the basics and new trends to stimulate interest in geothermal energy.

What will I learn in this course? The scope of content is very broad, covering multiple disciplines such as geochemistry, geophysics and geology; applied to the exploration of geothermal resources.

Here is the schedule of themes for each week:

Week 1:

See what are the general aspects of geothermal energy, its origin and processes, how heat is transpired from the interior of the Earth to the surface and how measurements of this heat are made. The uses of geothermal energy and the economic aspects that involve its use are also taken into account.

Week 2:

This module discusses the importance of geological techniques in the reconnaissance stage and how to identify and catalog all surface geothermal manifestations.

Week 3:

In this module, you can see the geochemical techniques, used to meet surface exploration objectives, in which the analysis of spring waters, fumarole emissions, gas discharges and cold surface waters is carried out. make inferences in the conditions of the hydrothermal system.

Week 4:

This module explains some geophysical techniques used to define the dimensions and structure of the geothermal field: the surface it occupies, the depth at which it is located and the main structures related to permeability.

Who can participate? This course has been designed for students and professionals of all engineering and undergraduate degrees in geosciences, environmentalists, economists and related specialties.

Source: Oye Juanjo