International Day of Light 2020

Light plays a central role in our existence. Besides being a primary source of life, the study of light has also led to advances in science and technology by revealing new information, providing new energy sources and supporting modern communication systems. More than ever, light operates a key enabling tool that allows many of us to keep working and stay connected. Several branches of geoscience strongly rely on various applications of light too.


16 May 2020 - International Day of Light

To mark this day, we put together some EAGE resources to serve as inspiration and a reminder of the importance of light in our life and work. Enjoy!

Solar energy consists of radiant light and heat from the Sun, and it is one of the applications explored in the context of GET2020, EAGE’s 1st Geoscience and Engineering in Energy Transition Conference in Strasbourg. We specifically encourage authors to submit their research for the sessions on “Cross-use & Synergies” and “Solutions, Society & Government”, where solar power is a key technology in combination with subsurface energy sources. Interested in presenting? The call for abstracts closes on 28 June.

On 2-4 November, EAGE will host a Workshop on Fiber Optic Sensing for Energy Applications in Asia Pacific. The event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, and will focus on exploring the use of distributed fiber-optic sensing (DFOS) technologies in the region. DFOS is the process of utilising a single optical fiber to measure physical parameters along its length by sending laser pulses into it and analysing the returning scattered light. The relatively low cost, minimal space requirements and ability to withstand harsh conditions make optical fiber a very versatile sensor with applications from the O&G industry to CCUS and civil engineering. Read more about the meeting and submit your paper by 20 July here.

Another meeting entirely dedicated to Fibre Optic Sensing for Reservoir and Production Monitoring in hydrocarbon and geothermal projects has recently concluded in Amsterdam. Keep an eye out for the report of this workshop, which will be published in the June issue of First Break. Meantime, you can already browse through the event proceedings in EarthDoc.

And how can we not mention the Northern Lights Project? This European CO2 transport and storage network engages many of our members and industry partners. We talked about it in First Break and will look forward to its future developments!