The UK’s new underground observatory, dedicated to researching subsurface knowledge, has opened in Glasgow, with the facility team saying that it will contribute to the UK’s ambition to decarbonise its energy supply and achieve net-zero by 2050. Data from the Glasgow Geoenergy Observatory will help scientists understand the subsurface better and further research on how heat using warm water from abandoned mines could be used as a renewable energy source for homes and industry. While the Glasgow Geoenergy Observatory officially opened on Monday during a virtual event, it has been supplying scientists with open access data since drilling began in 2018. Scientists from around the world can now apply and use the facility from March 2021, in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
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