Sixth Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures (ESSRI 2022)
Dwindling resources together with rising energy costs and climate change are all challenges faced by the next generation of large-scale research infrastructures. Indeed, the enhanced performance of proposed new facilities often comes with anticipated increased power consumption. Sustainable developments at research infrastructures will rely on mid- and long-term strategies for reliable, affordable and carbon-neutral energy supplies.
Energy for Sustainable Science at Research Infrastructures 2022 will bring together international sustainability experts, stakeholders and representatives from research facilities and future research infrastructure projects worldwide, with the purpose of identifying the challenges, best practices and policies to develop and implement sustainable solutions at research infrastructures. This includes the increase of energy efficiencies, energy system optimizations, storage and savings, implementation and management issues as well as the review of challenges represented by potential future technological solutions and the tools for effective collaboration.
Research Infrastructures are a crucial pillar of our modern knowledge-based societies. They host cutting-edge research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, and are home to some of the greatest scientific and technological discoveries and innovations of our time. It is our duty not only to carry out research of the highest standard, but also to do so with the greatest respect for the environment. That is the reason that CERN, the ESS and the members of the Association of European-level Research facilities launched this workshop series in 2011. Since then, our community has grown to include sustainability experts and policy makers as well as those representing research infrastructures. And our audience now includes all who have a stake in sustainable scientific research.