UMTRI will be kicking off the 2016 UMTRI Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 29, 2016! This year's theme is transportation data. The first seminar will be presented by Professor Ming Xu, U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Mark your calendars for the second seminar to be held onThursday, April 28, 2016! Please feel free to distribute the attached flyer.
The Environment and Water Resources Engineering Department welcomes Dr. Anthony Kovscek, Keleen and Carlton Beal Professor in Energy Resources Engineering, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University to speak on "CO2- Enhanced Shale Gas or Shale Oil Production".
It is becoming increasing probable that “negative CO2 emissions” will be required to limit global warming to 2 degrees C. Dr. Ray will discuss this thesis, various approaches to negative CO2 emissions and the scientific challenges associated with these approaches
Please join the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Department in welcoming guest speaker Mr. Daniel Raimi, Research Specialist: Energy, Technology, Policy and Economics, The University of Michigan Energy Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Monday, February 29, 2016 to Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.This conference and technology showcase is valuable for current and prospective ARPA-E recipients, and is a great opportunity to network with program managers from the various research agencies (not just at the Department of Energy).
Recent advances in cloud computing and wireless communications have enabled new means by which to process and respond to data in real time. Robust enterprise-scale platforms built for the Internet of Things (IoT) integrate these advances to connect internet-enabled sensors and actuators with powerful web-based tools to not only capture and store measurements, but also immediately process and visualize data. While powerful and scalable, these platforms have yet to be widely adopted by the hydrologic community, where the value of real-time data impacts both scientists and decision makers.
Each year floods affect nearly 250 million people, exceed $90 billion in economic losses, and pose public health risks to developed and developing cities. In order to better assess risks, models of flooding that rely on modern information about urban environments are needed.