Welcome to the International Geothermal Association

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization established to operate worldwide. It has nearly 5,000 members in over 65 countries.

The IGA is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization with special consultative status to the UN and special observer status to the Green Climate Fund. The objectives of the IGA are to encourage research, the development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide through the publication of scientific and technical information among the geothermal specialists, the business community, governmental representatives, UN organisations, civil society and the general public. >> read more

IGA News

IGA Executive Director - Vacancy from 2017

The IGA is seeking for a new Executive Director from beginning of 2017. The position is based at the IGA Secretariat in Bochum, Germany.

International IGA coffee break talks at the European Geothermal Congress in Strasbourg

The IGA offers a series of coffee break talks at the IGA booth at the upcoming EGC.

IGA Book launch "Geothermal Exploration - Global Strategies and Applications"

The book will be launched and released in Strasbourg on 22 Sept. 2016

Invitation to the IGA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2016 AGM will be held at the at the United Nations Conference Centre (UNCCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the afternoon of Monday, 31 October 2016.

Geothermal energy in New Zealand & the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

The online UN contribution informs on great achievements of the Tauhara North No. 2 Trust in New Zealand.

Results of the IGA Board of Directors Elections for 2016-2019

The new IGA Board of Directors (BoD) for the period 2016-2019 has been elected.

Geothermal News

Invitation to participate in the GeoWell Risk Assessment Survey

The International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS) is performing a survey within the framework of the GeoWell Project.

IRENA call for project proposals

The Global Geothermal Alliance of IRENA invites project proposals. Deadline is 31 August.

New World Bank publication: Greenhouse Gases from Geothermal Power Production

A report recently published by the World Bank ESMAP.

UNFC geothermal energy specifications open for public comment

The IGA and UNECE invite comments until 4 August 2016.

A Record Breaking Year for Renewable Energy

On 1 June 2016, REN21 published the Renewables Global Status Report 2016.

EU-Project start in the Alpes

In May a project was initiated on near-surface geothermal resources in the Alpes

IESE sets sights on South America

New Zealand company International Earth Sciences (IESE) is looking to expand its operations in South America with a representative attending this week’s Expomin 2016 conference in Santiago.

Sep 28, 2016 - Sep 29, 2016
International Conference on geo-mechanics, geo-energy and geo-resources (IC3G 2016)
Melbourne, Australia
Sep 29, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of XXI Century
Kiev, Ukraine
Oct 04, 2016 - Oct 05, 2016
Workshop SHynergie - MAGS
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany