Research Priorities Workshops

HySafe, regularly organizes research priorities workshops related to hydrogen safety. The reports on these workshops, exercises respectively, are provided for download above.

The purpose of this internationally open activity is to

  • steadily update the State-of-the-Art with respect to hydrogen safety knowledge and to
  • prioritize the research activities to address corresponding gaps in the short and medium term.

Historically the workshop is rooted in a Phenomena Identification and Ranking Table (PIRT) exercise, first conducted in 2004 by the Network of Excellence NoE HySafe, which was the precursor of the International Association HySafe.

As all activities of the NoE, the prioritization activity also was designed to overcome the fragmentation in hydrogen safety research, integrate different expert views and to coordinate related work on an international level. In 2008, close to the end of the NoE, the PIRT was updated.

In 2010 after the NoE phase the EC JRC in Petten took over initiative and organized a research priorities workshop. However, this workshop focused on the CFD modeling and development. The HySafe partners realized the value and organized the first workshop with an extended scope on more broad-reaching general hydrogen safety knowledge in 2012 in Berlin.  Results have been published at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety ICHS2013 in Brussels. The status was updated by the subsequent workshops, 2014 supported by the US DoE in Washington DC and 2016 supported by the JRC in Petten, The Netherlands.

The next issue of the workshop will be organised this year on 19-20 September at the premises of HSL, Buxton UK. If you want to contribute to this workshop, leave a reply/comment on this page.

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  1. I am interested in contributing/attending the upcoming workshop, however I am trying to decide if it would be suitable for me. Is there a guideline or list of topics the organizers wish to have contributions from? My area of expertise is concentrated on some aspects of hydrogen mitigation and it appears as though the topics at the workshop (from previous years) cover a broad range.

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