GEOHeat is an annual international geothermal conference held in September in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.
Kamchatka is a land of hot springs, geysers, volcanoes and valleys. The Flora and fauna of Kamchatka are very rich and unique. this place is picturesque and September in Kamchatka is a symphony of color.
The goals of the conference are to distribute scientific and industrial information concerning the current state of geothermal science, technology, and its industry; to share knowledge and results in theory, methodology, technology and applications of geothermal science; to bring together scientists, researchers, engineers, students and managers interested in geothermal science; to promote geothermal innovations; provide a forum to exchange ideas on the exploration, development and use of geothermal resources; And, to encourage international communication and collaboration.

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The Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020 will be held from 03 to 08 September 2020 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia.

Topics of scientific sessions:

  • Magma-hydrothermal systems
  • Hydrothermal systems in volcanic areas
  • Seismicity in geofluid volcanic and hydrothermal systems with active faults
  • Magmatic feeding systems of active volcanoes
  • Modeling the natural state and exploitation of geothermal reservoirs, applications to reserves estimation, feasibility study & investment
  • Relationships among geothermal energy, magmatism, metallogeny, secondary mineralization and permeability
  • Production geothermal reservoirs and hard-to-recover hydrocarbon formation conditions
  • Mechanism of geysers and other cyclic phenomena in hydrothermal systems
  • Diagenetic alteration of host rocks by hydrothermal fluid circulation

Abstracts

Abstract submission is until May 1, 2020.

Abstract submissions should be 0.5 page or less, 12 point Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, and include title, author(s), author(s) affiliation, author(s) email, and abstract text. Please do not include any graphics.

Please submit your abstract via e-mail GeothermalVolcanology2020@gmail.com

Accommodations and Registration Information

Information regarding accommodations and registration will be coming soon. Please check the Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020  website periodically for updates.

http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/indexEN.html

http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/index.html

VISA FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS 

All those from outside Russia who would like to participate in Geothermal Volcanology Workshop-2019 must plan to apply for Russian visa well in advance. An invitation letter is required for your visa application. So that we can provide the letter, please fill out the questionnaire below and send it together with an electronic copy (JPEG) of the two first pages of your passport to Oxana Evdokimova evdokimova@kscnet.ru as soon as possible.

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR GETTING AN OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION 

  1. Full name (last, first, middle)
  2. Date of birth (date, month, and year)
  3. Place of birth (town/city/locality, region/province/state, country)
  4. Sex (female/male)
  5. Citizenship/Dual Citizenship
  6. Permanent residence ( town/city, region/province/state,  country)
  7. Passport number, date of issue/expiration
  8. Authority issued the passport
  9. Institution (full title) and address
  10. Position
  11. Telephone number, e-mail, fax
  12. Clear and readable copy of the first two pages of the passport in JPG format
  13. Dates of stay in RF
  14. Purpose of stay (full title of the workshop, field work or project)
  15. City where Russian Consulate is located and where you are planning apply for RF visa
  16. Cities to be visited in RF

Key Dates

  • Abstract Submission (1 page):  NOW OPEN
  • Abstract Submission Closes:  May 1, 2020
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  June 1, 2020
  • Extended Abstract Submission (up to 4 pages):  July 1, 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline:  TBD
  • Welcome Reception: September 03, 2020 (Location: TBD)
  • Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2020:  September 04-05, 2020
  • Field Trips: September 03, September 06-08, 2020

Field Trips will be offered depending on demand. Please indicate your interest(s) via e-mail.

Additional Information:

You can find Proceedings Geothermal Volcanology Workshop 2019 http://www.kscnet.ru/ivs/conferences/GeothermVolc2020/PROCEEDINGS-2019.pdf

Please email geothermalvolcanology2020@gmail.com

The early-bird registration phase for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 ends on Jan 15, 2020.

The WGC 2020 will take place from 27 April – 1 May 2020 at Harpa Reykjavik Concert & Conference Centre and will bring the entire geothermal community together under the theme of Connect to the Source.

You can register here: https://www.wgc2020.com/registration-and-info/

Marit Brommer, the IGA Executive Director attended the COP25 in Madrid, Spain:

“Although COP25 may not have resulted in the needed commitment from our political and industry leaders, as IGA we feel that our voice was heard. The geothermal sector is keen to continue to push the need for energy system transformation and is grateful for the outreach opportunities through strong and strategic partnerships provided by the REN Alliance and the European Commission at high-level events such as COP25 in Madrid where our joint messages are amplified. We call for #collaboration as the key to get the necessary deployment of renewable energy technologies on the ground. We look forward to collaborating with all our partners and members in 2020 to get the necessary commitments at #COP26 in Glasgow.”

Marit Brommer, the IGA Executive Director

Cool the Earth and stay hot with geothermal!

Exclusively and limited edition only: IGA hoodie and hat. Pre-order our cool sportswear now that will keep you warm during one of the amazing fieldtrips Iceland offers with discount. You will get your kit at the WGC2020 – IGA Booth in Reykjavik, Iceland. Offer available until 31 January 2020.

A recent Australia-wide census by the Australian Geothermal Association (AGA) showed that geothermal energy is already making a useful contribution to the Australian energy mix; direct-use geothermal is a successful and growing industry. Geothermally generated electricity can also play a role in Australia’s energy transition, but to achieve progress it is critical that government policy acknowledges and supports this potential.

The Australian geothermal industry experienced a sustained surge in activity from 2000-2013 focussed on developing innovative technologies with huge potential. Although these efforts were not commercially successful, more conventional approaches to generating electricity with geothermal energy remain viable. For example, a new geothermal power plant was recently commissioned in Winton, Queensland. The 310 kW plant is currently the only operating project in Australia, although a similar geothermal power plant in Birdsville, Queensland provided over 20 years of reliable service until it was decommissioned recently. These two successful projects demonstrate that lingering perceptions that geothermally generated electricity is not possible in Australia are inaccurate.

The rapidly expanding role of wind and solar PV is creating issues with intermittency and maintaining system stability of our electricity networks. Geothermal energy can provide around the clock, low emission, sustainable, synchronous base-load power that will help stabilise networks as they integrate increasing amounts of solar PV and wind generation. Geothermal power generation has a small surface footprint, creates ongoing local jobs and does not require backup power or storage. Multiple recent evaluations conclude that geothermal power – particularly Hot Sedimentary Aquifer (HSA) projects that use well established, proven technologies – can be cost competitive with conventional fossil fuel generation as well as solar PV and wind generation when energy storage costs are included. These HSA projects can utilise low-medium sub-surface temperatures (<170oC) close to existing markets. Previous efforts focussed primarily on a different type of geothermal power – high temperature resources in Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS); however, most of the potential resources identified at that time were very remote from markets or the technical, commercial and logistical challenges were substantially underestimated. Although EGS remains an area of active research internationally, significant technology advances are required before it becomes commercially viable in Australia.

Development of HSA geothermal projects generally requires the use of binary power plants. This technology has been operating reliably for many years, but recent improvements in the power conversion efficiency have greatly enhanced the commercial potential of power generation from moderate temperature geothermal sources that are present in some more easily accessible parts of Australia.

HSA geothermal energy requires a geologically and geographically favourable setting with proximity to an appropriate market (either local or network access) to ensure commercial viability; however, the market need not be large. In remote areas, such projects could provide baseload generation capacity to displace diesel generators cost effectively or improve grid performance. The Winton and Birdsville projects mentioned previously are two examples. Multiple studies conducted in recent years highlighted that government funded pre-competitive studies aimed at identifying and quantifying Australia’s geothermal sources would be an effective way to stimulate commercial investment into geothermal power.

For additional information regarding these conclusions and recommendations, the reader is referred to a white paper recently completed by the AGA.

Please contact the AGA for more details:
https://www.australiangeothermal.org.au
australiaingeothermal@gmail.com
Mark Ballesteros – mark@earthconnect.com.au
Martin Pujol – MPujol@rockwater.com.au

The organizing committee of European Geothermal PhD Days (EGPD)-2020 is excited to announce the 11th EGPD, which is going to be held for the first time in Turkey, with the hospitability of Pamukkale University in Denizli, Western Turkey.

The event will take place on 24th to 26th of February 2020 at the Geothermal Application and Research Center of the Pamukkale University. We are pleased to host EGPD in this district of Turkey where geothermal energy has been utilized in different ways since ancient times.

The Turkish geothermal energy market has seen an incredible growth in the last 10 years. The market continues to be one of the hottest geothermal markets in the world with its 1498 MWe installed capacity. During the organization, Turkey, a member of 1 GW Country Club, as host country will be our address to observe the reflections of industrial growth on academic studies, as well.

This year, we offer a unique chance to the participants to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Hierapolis-Pamukkale’ and an engineering excellence-awarded-geothermal power plant owned by Zorlu Energy.

EGPD is an organization which has proven its importance in a decade following its establishment. The three-day event traditionally starts with the oral presentations of key note speakers, introductions of each participant with 2 to 3 minutes of talk and poster sessions. It continues with an off-campus excursion to a geothermal energy related site on the last day. We are looking forward your valuable participation!

All participants must submit an abstract and present their projects as posters during the conference. You are welcome to register and submit the abstracts for your posters through the form on our website (http://www.pau.edu.tr/egpd2020/en ). If you have any questions or need any assistance, you can contact us at egpd2020@pau.edu.tr.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

In May 2020, the GFZ will host the Cermak7 conference:

7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field
May 12-14, 2020 in Potsdam, Germany

The meeting, which is organized under the auspices of the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC: ihfc-iugg.org) both as conference and workshop, provides a unique opportunity for researchers, students and industry experts to discuss recent results and developments in heat-flow determination and interpretation, experimental petrophysics, geothermal exploration and lithosphere studies.

On behalf of the local organization committee and the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC), we are pleased to invite you to the Cermak7 conference.

The registration is open now and limited to 70 participants. You are cordially invited to register and to submit abstracts.

Please check the website:
http://cermak7.ihfc-iugg.org
for detailed information.

Surrounded by forests and lakes and rich in historical castles and cultural attractions, Potsdam is looking forward to welcoming you to the Cermak7 meeting in May 2020!

On behalf of the local organization committee,
Sven Fuchs, Ben Norden, Andrea Förster, Sascha Brune, Angela Spalek, Birgit Schöbel

Questions to: cermak7@gfz-potsdam.de

The final conference of GEMex will serve as a platform to present and discuss results from the projects and to learn about other researches and projects related to the topics of superhot geothermal sources (SHGS) and hot EGS. Contributions are encouraged and welcome addressing any of the aspects associated with the investigation, development and/or exploitation of such geothermal resources in any part of the world.

Event admission is free of charge. For registration to the GEMex Final Conference, please register online until January 24, 2020.

Dates

  • 1st of November 2019 Conference registration and abstract submission open
  • 15th of December 2019 Abstract submission closes
  • 17th of January 2020 Notification of accepted authors (fast-track notification for non-European submissions)
  • 24th of January 2020 Registration closes

More info on this event Final Conference 18-19/02/2020 – Potsdam (GER) here

Calling All Geothermal Musicians And Music Lovers: Prepare yourselves for the WING Battle of the Bands at WGC 2020

WING members Atli Björn Þorbjörnsson and Ann Robertson-Tait invite you to show off your musical talents at the WING Battle of the Bands, which will be held at on Thursday evening (30 April 2020) in Reykjavik.  We know that there are many geothermal people who are into music and like to perform.  Therefore, we humbly request that you

PREPARE FOR BATTLE IN REYKJAVIK!

Because we know it’s difficult to travel with lots of music gear, Atli came up with some great ideas to simplify the process and maximize participation.  Atli and his band Black Box will organize and provide the following to make it easier for you to join the fun:

  • A great venue for this momentous event (Atli is evaluating 3 options at the moment)
  • Amplifiers for guitars, keyboards etc.
  • Instruments that you can “borrow” (temporarily), including guitars, basses, keyboards and drums
  • Mic stands and microphones
  • Black Box, which will be the “house band” for this event
  • Volunteering all or part of Black Box to support your performance – for example:
    • If you are a singer, just bring yourself and your mic (or use one of Atli’s)
    • If you have some instruments but not all, Black Box can fill the gaps
    • If you just play one instrument, you can sub yourself into Black Box

Let’s maximize the number of people and bands that get up on stage and ROCK THE HOUSE! There is no requirement to ONLY play rock music – we welcome all musical styles – just DO YOUR THING, whatever it is!

Here are your next steps:

  • Rehearse – Either on your own or together with your musical friends/band members, get some tunes together and decide what you’d like to perform.
  • Ask for what you need – Don’t be shy – tell Atli what support you need (gear, musicians, etc.) and what songs you’d like to play so Black Box can be ready for your performance.
  • Spread the word – We are expecting maximum fun at this event, so the more the merrier!
  • Prepare to dance – We are certain that you will want to kick up your heels after 4 days of technical sessions and networking, so bring your dancing shoes!
  • Contact us today – We are here to answer your questions: atli@axlaw.is | ann1@slb.com

GET READY FOR A FANTASTIC SHOWAT THE WING BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Registration will open in January 2020