International Workshop on Subsurface Warming and Geothermal Energy

Date: 25 - 26 July 2012
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN (arrow Access)
Organizer: Collaborative Research Group of Grant for Environmental Research Project “Comparative Research on Subsurface Warming in Asian Cities”
Subsurface warming due to global warming and heat island effects spread all over the world in many cities. The increased thermal storage can be used as renewable energy. In this symposium, the current status of subsurface warming in China and Japan will be discussed as well as potential uses of thermal storage with examples in Europe.
July 25 (Day 1)
9:30- 9:50 Opening address and purpose of the workshop

Makoto Taniguchi (RIHN)

9:50-11:50 Results from Japanese side

Hirotaka Arimoto (GRI), Makoto Taniguchi (RIHN), Koichi Kitaoka(OUS), Hideki Hamamoto (CESS)

11:50-12:20 Discussion

12:20-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Results from Chinese side

Shaopeng Huang, Haibo Wang, Yongfei Ren, Xuezhi Wang

15:30-16:00 Discussion

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:00 Subsurface Urban Heat Islands: The German Experience

Peter Bayer (ETH, Switzerland)

17:00-18:00 Discussion

July 26 (Day 2)
9:30-10:30 Discussion of Subsurface Warming and Geothermal Energy
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Discussion on database
11:30-12:00 Discussion on publications and future works
12:00-12:30 Summary of workshop
Contact: Makoto Taniguchi (Professor, RIHN)
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
457-4 Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku,
Kyoto, 603-8047, Japan
Phone : +81-75-707-2255
Fax : +81-75-707-2510
E-mail: address

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