Free online tutorials for geothermal explorers

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This great post, shared by Remi Castilla, provides an overview of free online courses for geothermal researchers online.

In a shared post on LinkedIN, Remy Castla published a great overview of free online courses related to geothermal search. Republished here with Rami’s permission. Thank you.

The exploration of geothermal resources follows the same basic principles as the exploration of other natural resources (minerals, oil and gas). Once the components of a particular system have been identified, we need to make sure they are in the right place.

But, and you forgive the interviewer, the devil is in the details, and as I switched from oil and gas to geothermal exploration, I realized I had to go back to the basics of certain fields in earth science. Here is a list of some of the online resources that I found most useful.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) – https://ocw.mit.edu

OCW makes materials used in MIT instruction available online.

The most extensive and useful catalog I have found so far. All courses are free. There are no videos of the talks, but slides and readings are available for download. Most courses include exercises, tests and exams. Here are some of the courses I found to be very useful for geothermal researchers:

OpenLearn – http://www.open.edu

This is a free study tour from the Open University UK. Most of the topics are brief, but I find them very complete and well structured. Especially for geothermal energy, which needs to be explored.

Stanford Online – http://online.stanford.edu/

The offer is very rich here. Some courses are “in session” (run at certain times of the year) and some are “independent” (select whenever you want to follow it). Most free courses offer a success statement when all assignments are completed. My favorite and most sought after geothermal exploration is geometry, but there are many more topics that could be useful.

Open Yale Courses – http://oyc.yale.edu

The offer is still limited, but the quality is impressive. A 45-minute video tutorial on geothermal energy is a free and complete tutorial entitled “Climate, Ocean and Climate Change”.

Open Yale Courses (OYC) offers free online courses and materials from selected Yale College courses.

The web is full of free resources that can be used by geothermal researchers. I limit myself to listing only those offered as free online courses. If you know of other useful resources, share them here in the comments.

This article was originally published by Remy Castillo on LinkedIn and is licensed here again. Thank you.

Source – Raymy Castilla via LinkedIn

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