Today the IGA is the world’s largest and unique International Geothermal Association that promotes and contributes to the geothermal development worldwide. For more than 30 years, we’ve been serving Global Geothermal Community and encouraging the use of geothermal energy throughout the world.
As defined in the Charter of the Association, our objectives are to encourage and facilitate scientific and technical education in geothermal matters worldwide through the publication of scientific and technical information among the geothermal specialists, business community, governmental representatives, UN organizations, civil society and the general public.
Our aims are to promote the coordination of activities related to geothermal research, development and utilization. Being a scientific, educational and cultural organization with non-political, non-profit and non-governmental status, we are aiming at introducing geothermal to the world as one of the main renewable sources.
The current IGA Headquarters are located in Bochum, Germany at the International Geothermal Centre of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. Since 2011 the IGA Secretariat has been supported by the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westfalia via the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.