Cursos gratuitos en línea para exploradores geotérmicos

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carlos Jorquera 12 Mar 2018

Una muy buena publicación de Raymi Castilla, nos entrega una revisión de cursos gratuitos disponibles en internet para exploración geotérmica.

En una publicación compartida en LinkedIN, Raymi Castilla publicó una descripción general de los cursos gratuitos en líneam, relacionados con la exploración geotérmica.

La exploración de recursos geotérmicos sigue los mismos principios básicos que la búsqueda de otros tipos de recursos naturales (minerales, petróleo y gas). Una vez que se identifican los componentes de un sistema específico, sólo debemos asegurarnos de que estén todos presentes en la ubicación específica que nos interesa.

Aquí hay una lista de algunos de los cursos en línea que encontré más útiles (en inglés)

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) –

OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects available on the Web.

The most extensive and useful catalogue I’ve found so far. All courses are for free. There are no videos of the lectures but the slides and readings are available to download. Most courses include exercises, tests and exams. Here are some of the courses I find most useful for geothermal explorationists:

OpenLearn –

This is the free learning spin-off from the Open University UK. Most topics are short informative lectures but I find them very complete and well structured. There is one specifically for Geothermal Energy which is worth checking.

Stanford Online –

The offer is very rich here. Some courses are “in-session” (they run at specific times in the year) and some are “self-paced” (choose whenever you want to follow it). Most free courses give a Statement of Accomplishment if all the assignments are completed. My favorite and the most applied to geothermal exploration is Reservoir Geomechanics but there are many more topics that can be useful.

Open Yale Courses –

The offer is still somewhat limited but the quality is remarkable. There is a free and very complete course titled “The Atmosphere, the Ocean, and Environmental Change” with a 45 mins video lecture on geothermal energy.

Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet.

The web is full of free resources that can be used by geothermal explorationists. I’ve limited myself to list only those presented as free online courses. If you know of other useful resources, share it in the comments here.

This text was originally published by Raymi Castilla on LinkedIn and is here re-published with permission.  Thanks.

Fuente: Raymi Castilla via LinkedIn / ThinkGeoEnergy