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 (updated)

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

IGA Calendar 2017

We printed the IGA Calendar 2017 and thank you for sending us amazing geothermal images.

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.

Geothermal News

Free Training courses for shallow geothermal applications and heat pump technology

The International Geothermal Centre (GZB) and the Bochum University of applied science offer serval training courses for shallow geothermal applications and heat pump technology in the period from Oct 15, 2016 till Nov 30, 2016.

Globally-applicable reporting standard is now effective

A harmonized standard for reporting geothermal resources has become operational.

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.

Oct 15, 2016 - Nov 30, 2016
Training courses for shallow geothermal applications and heat pump technology
Bochum, Germany
Oct 30, 2016 - Nov 04, 2016
Annual meeting of the Mexican Geophysical Union
Puerto Vallarta Jal., Mexico
Oct 31, 2016 - Nov 02, 2016
World Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition (WWEC 2016)
Tokyo, Japan