Environmental Perspectives on Shale Energy Development

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Driving Shale Environmental Research

There's a lot of shale energy development happening in Ohio and surrounding states these days. And that's keeping Ohio State environmental sciences faculty busy with research, teaching and outreach to build knowledge, best practices, and consensus around how to balance our energy, environmental and economic needs with shale energy. Check back frequently for the latest events, news and community information in the Ohio State University environmental sciences.


Representatives from OSU and WVU shake hands

Ohio State University, West Virginia University Create Partnership for Shale Energy Research, Outreach, and Education
Officials at The Ohio State University and West Virginia University have signed a memorandum of understanding creating a shale energy partnership between the two schools, agreeing to work collaboratively to develop a joint program of research in the Appalachian Region’s developing shale energy industry...Read more.

Research Clusters

Water droplets.Shale Environmental Management Research Cluster
A cluster of Ohio State and other researchers with some big ideas about optimizing environmental, energy, and community needs when it comes to shale energy. Winners of one of ESN's 2012 Seed Grants.

Ohio State Resources

Office of Energy and Environment websiteOffice of Energy and Environment
Team dedicated to advancing Ohio State's national role and success with solving the global energy issues while promoting environmental sustainability by expanding and coordinating our assets and outreach.

Ohio Water Resources Center websiteOhio Water Resources Center
The WRC promotes innovative, water-related research in the State of Ohio through research grant competitions, coordination of interdisciplinary research proposals, and educational outreach activities.

Subsurface Energy Resource Center websiteSubsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC)
Contributes to the knowledge of subsurface resource development and its associated environmental issues and serves as a resource to policy makers. As an interdisciplinary university center, SERC serves as an “honest broker” to interface between industry, government agencies and non-government organizations.