The European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety (ESSHS) is funded by the European Commission under the HyCourse project (March 2006 - February 2010) and coordinated by the University of Ulster.
The Fourth European Summer School will be held in Porticcio (Corsica, France) from 7-16 September, 2009. The venue of this Summer School is the Coralia Marina Viva Hotel (address: Coralia Marina Viva, 20166 Porticcio, Corsica, France).
Check-in at the Coralia Marina Viva Hotel is not earlier than 3 pm on the 6th of September 2009. Check-out is strictly not later than 10 am on the 16th of September 2009. The Organising Committee has reserved accommodation from 3 pm on the 6th of September to 10 am on the 16th of September. Please take these check-in and check-out times into account when making your travel arrangements. For stays on Corsica before the 6th of September or after the 16th of September participants are expected to make accommodation arrangements by themselves.
Participants of the Fourth European Summer School are encouraged to attend the Third International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) in Ajaccio (Corsica, France) from 16 to 18 September 2009. Transport (provisionally by boat) to the Third ICHS will be provided in the morning of the 16th of September 2009.
The topical content of the European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety covers the whole spectrum of activities of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety HySafe (continuation of the European Network of Excellence Safety of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier (HySafe)) and complies with the International Curriculum on Hydrogen Safety Engineering. The state-of-the art in hydrogen safety is covered from fundamentals to applications and topics include: hydrogen release and dispersion; spontaneous ignition; underexpanded jet fires and micro flames; large-scale deflagrations and detonations; thermal, pressure and missile effects from fires and explosions; development and validation of mitigation techniques; hydrogen safety engineering, risk analysis; regulations, codes, and standards; case studies on safety of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and infrastructure, hydrogen fuelled vehicles, stationary combined heat and power applications, refuelling stations and garages, tunnel and car parking, etc.
The teaching materials of the European Summer School on Hydrogen Safety are used in World's First Higher Educational Programme in Hydrogen Safety (i.e. the PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Hydrogen Safety Engineering) offered by the University of Ulster. Those attending this Summers School and who are also registered with the PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Hydrogen Safety Engineering will gather 20 CATS Points for Module Progress in Hydrogen Safety leading to the degree PgDip/MSc in Hydrogen Safety Engineering.