Women who change USAL
One more year, due to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), a wide variety of activities have been carried out. From exhibitions to videoconferences to raise awareness among all audiencies and especially girls, show us the importance and accessibility of women to the different STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In recent years, the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Salamanca, in collaboration with Iberdrola and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, has carried out different activities. Activities for all audiences that allow us to khow the day-to-day life of the women scientists who make up the University of Salamanca (https://culturacientifica.usal.es/). Several researchers from ENER3DMAP project have participated in some of them, not only to show their scientific work within the University but also to give visibility to the engineering offered at the Higher Polytechnic School of Ávila. All this thanks to the exhibition “Mujeres que cambian la USAL” that is in the streetlights of Avenida Mirat in Salamanca, the organization of talks, the proposition of scientific challenges to young people aged 13-14 years ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRlYiPJu-f68Tn6eYx1r0a4HtNpybmY68 ) and the publication of videos explaining ther day-to-day a little more in detail (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRlYiPJu-f68OqExml11baKftnmgnWXk9 ) .
Given the growing need to adapt current electricity networks, in which production is not necessarily done at the points of greatest demand, towards networks where energy resources are distributed so that the proximity between generation and demand based mainly on sources is met of renewable energy, this project has as main objective the analysis of the energy network in Spain, and its redesign.
An integral system of customer and resource management will be developed, incorporating spatial information representation in three dimensions, SIG 3D, based on CityGML, in which all the relevant information on the renewable and non-renewable energy potential is included, as well as as information from customers and sources of consumption, so as to allow the evaluation of the redesign of the energy network at all levels (technical, environmental and economic). This system will incorporate models developed for the prediction of terrestrial energy behavior based on satellite information and complementary measurements, so that the different scenarios are kept up-to-date and the forecasts can adjust to changes in regulation, politics and socioeconomic circumstances.