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Fellowships available for WGC2015 Short Course

The IGA provides fellowships to cover travel costs for participants to attend the WGC2015 course 'Reducing Drilling Risk from Exploration to Field Management'.

IGA Members' login area created on IGA homepage

As IGA member you can now access further IGA material in the IGA members’ area.

Call for applications for IGA funds for educational events

We invite IGA members to apply for IGA support of educational events.

Vacant position: International Coordinator at the International Geothermal Centre Bochum (GZB)

The GZB in Germany is looking for a suitable candidate. Submission Deadline: 31.12.2014

IGA Service Company (IGA SC) invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Technical Assistance Facility

IGA SC intends to place an offer to DFID and looks for a suitable project partner/ technical Consultants. We invite interested parties to submit an EoI to us until Tue 10 Dec. 2014.

Meeting announcement: Open market competition for Geothermal Drilling on Montserrat

The Department for International Development in the UK invites interested parties to a meeting in January 2015.

Invitation for EoI: Feasibility study and concept preparation for the African Geothermal Centre of Excellence

Suitable consultants/ consulting firms are invited to submit an Expression of Interest until 12 Dec. 2014.

European Geothermal PhD Day 2015 in The Netherlands in Feb. 2015

From 25-27 Feb. 2015 the 6th European PhD Day will take place.

Vacant positions: Technical Coordinator and Global Geothermal Expert, Saint Lucia

The Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning and Social Security of Saint Lucia invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest. Deadline: 12 Dec. 2014

IGA partner institution REN21 celebrates 10 years of Renewables

The IGA collaborates with REN21 and joins in their celebration of their 10 years of renewable energy policy research.

Consultants needed Reporting Codes & Resource assessments

The IGA invites applications from suitable consultants until 24 Nov. 2014 on resources/ reserves assessments in specific countries/ regions.

Webinar of IRENA & 100% RE campaign

The IGA is a founding partner of the 100% Renewables Campaign. A webinar from the Campaign and IRENA can be viewed online.

Invitation to help develop a global classification scheme for geothermal resources

The IGA invites interested geothermal experts to define global geothermal standards and definitions. Individuals are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Iceland is host country of WGC2020

Iceland as winner of bidding process and Board vote.

Tenure-line Position in Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University

The Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty appointment.

IGA signs an MoU with UNECE

On 19.09.2014 the IGA signs an MoU with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to develop a global classification system for geothermal resources.

Invitation to the IGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2014 AGM will be held in Strasbourg, France, on 24 October 2014, at 3 pm.

Expression of Interest for Drilling Operations in Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Electric Power invites consultants to express their interest for reviewing drilling plans and operations.

REN Alliance/IRENA Webinar on 1st July 2014, 12:00-13:30 GMT (updated)

The webinar topic: Sustainable technology integration towards 100% renewable energy – Case studies.

REN Alliance side event in Bonn, Germany

On 11 June the IGA as REN Alliance partner organizes a side event in Bonn.

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2014

On 4 June 2014 REN21 launched the Renewables Global Status Report at the UN hosted Sustainable Energy for All event in New York.

KfW position in Tanzania

The German development bank (KfW Entwicklungsbank) is looking for a (Senior) Program Officer Energy at the KfW office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

New Master in Geothermal Engineering at TU Clausthal

The TU Clausthal in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy offers a 2-yr MSc in Geothermal Engineering starting in WS 2014-2015.

Course 'Diplomado de Especialización en Geotermia' in El Salvador

From 02 June - 07 November 2014 the Regional Geothermal Programme in El Salvador offers the training course 'Diplomado de Especialización en Geotermia' in El Salvador.

IGA Best Paper Award & IGA PhD Student Research Grant 2014

The IGA is pleased to announce that two papers have been selected to receive the IGA Best Paper Award for 2014. Also, two proposals were selected to receive the IGA PhD Student Research Grant for 2014.

Short course outlines for WGC2015

The IGA offers 4 pre-conference short courses in Melbourne from 18-19 April 2015 and one post-conference short course from 26-28 April in New Zealand.

IGA Board meeting in Manila, Philippines from 20-24 March 2014

Over the last weekend the IGA Board of Directors met in Manila, Philippines.

Advertisement space offered on the IGA homepage

The IGA wishes to liaise more closely with the private sector and corporates. Advertisement space is now offered on the IGA homepage on the left side below the navigation bar.

Fukushima 100% RE by 2040

In Fukushima the prefecture announced on 31.01.2014 that they wish to be entirely self-sufficient by using using only renewables by 2040.

United Nations University - Vacancy Announcement

Content Development Consultant (Home Based)

IGA Ph.D. Student Research Grant

The IGA offers financial support to exceptional PhD research in geothermal energy topics. The submission deadline is 5 March 2014.

IGA Best Paper Award

The IGA recently established the IGA Best Paper Award. Nominations are received from IGA members and are evaluated by an IGA Committee. Submission deadline: 5 March 2014

World Geothermal Congress 2015 - Abstracts due January 31, 2014

The technical program committee of the WGC2015 would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the meeting. Abstract submissions will close on January 31, 2014.

PhD scholarship in Geothermal Reservoir Engineering at University of Auckland

Research topic “ Reinjection of Non Condensable Gases in Geothermal Reservoirs”

Call for applications for IGA funds for educational events

The IGA Education Committee would like to remind members who are considering holding short training courses in any aspect of geothermal energy that they can apply to the IGA for financial assistance to run the proposed courses.

5th European Geothermal PhD Day (EGPD)

Following the success of the last four European Geothermal PhD Day held in Potsdam, Reykjavik, Pisa and Szeged we are pleased to organize the next event in Darmstadt, Germany.

IGA at the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

The IGA and four REN Alliance partners feature in a COP19 webcast.

IGA at the COP19 in Warsaw, Poland

On 18.11.2013 the IGA together with REN Alliance partners conducted a side event on 'The way to a 100% renewable energy future - The REN Alliance roadmap until 2035'

Launch Event of the IGA Academy

On 14th November 2013 the IGA announced the foundation of the geothermal learning centre, the IGA Academy. The IGA Academy will be established at the headquarters of the IGA under the roof of the International Geothermal Centre Bochum (GZB) in Germany and be managed by the IGA Service GmbH.

Call for EoI to host World Geothermal Congress 2020

The IGA asks interested geothermal associations for an Expressions of Interest to host the WGC 2020.

IFC-IGA Developer’s Workshops on Geothermal Exploration Best Practices in Izmir, Turkey from 18-20 Nov. 2013

The IGA Service Company will offer two developer's workshops and a field trip to Kizildere Geothermal power plant within the framework of its cooperation with the International Finance Cooperation (IFC). Workshop No 1 on 18 November 2013 focuses on Geology and Exploration Drilling, Workshop No 2 on 19 November 2013 will focus on Geophysics and Geochemistry. Workshop topics include geological plays, geothermal reservoir characteristics in Turkey, borehole geomechanics, well design, drilling technologies, seismic methods, resistivity surveying and electromagnetic methods, water-rock interaction, isotope and gas geochemistry of geothermal systems. The registration fee for all three events booked together is about 200 Euro. 

Open Access Journal Geothermal Energy Science (GtES)

Geothermal colleagues from around the world are kindly asked to send their manuscripts to GtES for online publication.

Invitation to the IGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The IGA cordially invites you to its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 15th November 2013 at 16.00 hours at the IGA Headquarters at the International Geothermal Centre (GZB) in Bochum, Germany.

Job openings for Tendaho Project, Ethiopia (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for consultants (Tendaho, Ethiopia). Deadline for submission of application is 26th September 2013. More detailed information can be downloaded below.

Elections for the new IGA European Regional Branch Forum

Elections for the new IGA European Regional Branch Forum will be held in October this year. A call for nominations has been issued with a deadline of October 6. More details can be downloaded below.

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility-Announcement of Pre-application Information Workshop for the Second Application Round

The Geothermal Risk Mitigation Facility (GRMF) would kindly invite interested project developers and project financiers to a pre-application information workshop considering financial support for geothermal projects in Eastern Africa.

IGA Members’ survey

The IGA continuously aims to improve their services for you. Please send us your comments and improvement suggestions in our members’ survey.

Geothermal classification workshop

On 14 Nov. 2013 the IGA ad hoc Resources & Reserves Committee conducts a workshop to standardise global terminology and classification systems.

Geothermal Resource Assessment of Silali Geothermal Field in Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is looking for geothermal consultants. Deadline for submission of application is 15 August 2013.

Launch of Internship platform

Our collaboration partner IRENA recently launched the internship platform IRELP. Feel free to add internship opportunities in your company.