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The UK Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) GeoNetZero (GNZ) and the GeoLogica GeoEnergy Transition (GET) Programme – a natural partnership

calendar June 9, 2021
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The UK’s Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in GeoNetZero (GNZ) and GeoLogica are delighted to announce further collaboration in training for geoscience doctoral students. The newest link-up between the two organisations will strengthen their partnership to provide valuable learning opportunities for a new generation of students specialising in the energy transition.

The initial funding has been matched by industry sponsors of the GNZ CDT to create a £6M program of research and training. GeoLogica is adding value to the training program by granting the CDT access to courses that will help the CDT students broaden and deepen their skill sets and experience relating to the energy transition.

GeoLogica’s GeoEnergy Transition (GET) programme was launched at the end of April 2021 and the inaugural course on critical minerals has been successfully presented by Lucy Crane of Cornish Lithium. GeoLogica looks forward to welcoming the current and future CDT student cohorts on to its upcoming courses on subjects such as carbon capture and storage, geothermal systems, mineral exploration and more.

John Underhill, The Academic Executive Director of the GNZ CDT said: “I am very excited about the link up with GeoLogica. The partnership will enable our GeoNetZero CDT students to receive tuition from and interface with world-leading experts. It promises to be a unique learning, teaching and training experience that will introduce students to the leading edge of research to address the challenges associated with the energy transition and ambition to reach net zero emission targets.”

Simon Baker, Managing Director of GeoLogica, commented: “GeoLogica is excited to be working in the area of the energy transition. Geoscience will play a crucial role in de-carbonizing the energy industry and we are very pleased to be working alongside the CDT to help train geologists of the future.”