The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers

 

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PLEASE ACCEPT THE APOLOGIES OF THE CPGCE AS WE IMPROVE THIS RESOURCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS OF THE UK INSTITUTIONS.

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Welcome to the CPGCE

The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers (CPGCE) is a multi-disciplinary group of members of the UK Engineering Institutions: ICE, IET, IMechE and IStructE, who reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

CPGCE has been actively arranging technical events for many years bringing together industry experts to get an update on projects, challenges, and opportunities. These events provide an excellent networking opportunity for professionals in a relaxed setting.

A cordial welcome to the Members of our sponsoring Institutions who have recently arrived in the Canadian Prairies.

Please contact the CPGCE Secretary
e-mail: Secretary

The winnner of 2013 CPGCE Scholarship Award is Adam Gulyas from the University of Alberta

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Site Updated: 7th October, 2014.

Technical Events Venue:

THE
DANISH CANADIAN CLUB

727, 11th Ave. S.W.
Calgary.

MEET: 6.30 pm. PRESENTATION AT 7.00 PM

ADMISSION FREE.

Spouses and guests are welcome.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

"Gas Hydrates and the Influence of Climate Change"

Guest speakers: 
"Dr. Jocelyn Grozic – Associate Professor, University of Calgary"

And

“Dr. Jeffrey Priest – Canadian Research Chair, Geomechanics of Gas Hydrates, University of Calgary”

Introduction:

Dr Jocelyn Grozic is Associate Professor at the University of Calgary who has been researching geotechnical aspects of gas hydrates for almost 15 years. Her main focus is on laboratory testing to determine the physical properties and behavior of hydrate-bearing sediments and how these influence submarine slope stability and gas extraction from hydrate accumulations.

Dr Jeffrey Priest is Canadian research chair in geomechanics of gas hydrates at the University of Calgary, having moved from the UK to take up this position in 2013. He has extensive experience of laboratory testing of hydrate-bearing sediments as well as being involved in 5 offshore cruises conducting research into natural gas hydrates


Abstract:

The Arctic is experiencing dramatic rises in temperature that are likely to accelerate over the next few decades. This may lead to melting of the ice-like methane hydrate locked with the pore space of sediments along the continental margin in the Arctic. Release of methane gas, a potent greenhouse gas, from hydrates may exacerbate Arctic warming. In addition, melting hydrate may significantly reduce the strength of the host sediment leading to slope instability. Dr Grozic and Dr. Priest will introduce gas hydrate, the role of hydrate morphology on observed behavior of gas hydrate-bearing sediments, and explore what influence the change in climate of the Arctic may have on hydrate stability and the implications for the future.

 

Next presentation: Wednesday, 8th October, 2014.