GGW 2016- GEORG Geothermal Workshop 2016 

We are pleased to announce the first GEORG Geothermal Workshop (GGW 2016) 

The event will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland in cooperation with GEORG Partners.

Venue: Reykjavik Hotel Grand
Date: 24th & 25th November 2016 
Timing: tba

The GGW 2016 will bring together players in international geothermal sector including: science, research and industry to one place for a two day event.

The agenda will include conference sessions, workshop and seminars to present and discuss new developments in science, technology, and  industry of geothermal energy in Europe and Iceland.

Side events organised by our partners are also planned and will be announced in late August 2016.

We look forward to meeting you at the  GEORG Geothermal Workshop 2016!





DRG Conference  18- 19 February, 2016

Open Conference on Deep Roots of Geothermal
Venue: Reykjavik Energy Headquarters, Bæjarháls 1, Reykjavik.
Date: 18th & 19th February 2016 
Timing: 9:00-16:30 both days 

GEORG is organizing a two day Open Conference on Deep Roots of geothermal systems with emphasis on opportunities that lies in identifying, modelling and capturing the enormous amounts of energy that can be found in the roots of the geothermal systems.  The first day of the conference will be focused on the DRG project of GEORG and the second day will be devoted to introducing other international projects dealing with the same topic, like the Krafla Magma Drilling Project,  COTHERM project, IDDP and DEEPEGS as well as other new EU funded projects on Geothermal research and development. 

Presentations from the conference available here 

Presentations available 
DRG Conference 2016  



Open workshop on processes in high-enthalpy geothermal systems organized by GEORG and to be held at Orkugarður, Grenásvegur 9, on 10. September 2013, 09:00-17:00

Please  find the agenda here.

THE OBJECTIVE of the  workshop is to introduce the DRG, COTHERM and IMAGE projects,  and stimulate discussion on synergy and cooperation between these projects as well as on processes in high-enthalpy geothermal systems in general.

The workshop is open to all and without admission fee. However for  organizational purposes we kindly ask participants to PLEASE REGISTER for the event by sending e-mail to


From Waste to Value 
GEORG has organized a seminar series on treatment and utilization of discharge from geothermal Power Plants. The first seminar of five will be held on Wedneday, April 3rd @ the University of Iceland.

The objective of the seminar is to discuss the status of treatment and utilization of discharge from geothermal Power Plants and explore possible opportunities of cooperation on research projects within GEORG with the aim to reducing environmental impact and convert waste to value. 

For more information click here
 GEORG Open House
National Museum of Iceland 
November 22, 2012, 13:00-16:50

GEORG has organized an Open House on Thursday, November 22nd where projects that have been are supported by GEORG and tackles the objectives of the research cluster will be introduced.

The event will be held in the conference room of the National Museum of Iceland. Attending this event gives you an opportunity to gain insight into what GEORG has accomplished and seek opportunities for further cooperation in the future. We will organize poster session where you are welcome to promote your project ideas to look to potential partners and/or introduce students to interesting research projects.

The presentations will be conducted in English. Click HERE for the agenda. 


Seminar series on
Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems
Askja, Natural Science Building, University of Iceland, Sturlugata 7, Room 132
16. February, 1. March, 15. March, 29. March.

The Deep Root expert Group of GEORG has organized four intensive seminars to be held in February and March.  Each seminar will tackle one particular geothermal field. The objective of the seminars is to deepen the understanding of the heat extraction mechanisms and the effects of tectonic movements on the four different volcanic/geothermal system in Iceland.  The seminars will analyse and explore the differences and similarities of the systems and the outcome will give a good overview of the existing knowledge and the knowledge gaps in this particular field.

The seminars are:

                16.2.2012: Hengill   <Download agenda on pdf>
                1.3.2012: Krísuvík   <Download agenda on pdf>
                15.3.2012: Krafla    <Download agenda on pdf>
                29.3.2012: Reykjanes. <Download agenda on pdf>

The presentations will be conducted in English.


How can geochemistry save the world? 
Talk in Askja, Natural Science Building, University of Iceland,
room 132, at 12:30 Wednesday November 9th.

Eric Oelkers, research director at CNRS in Toulouse France, and former President of the European Association for Geochemistry, will give a talk November 9th entitled "How can geochemistry save the world?"  The same day, Eric will become a visiting professor at University of Iceland.


GEORG Open House
Reykjavik University
October 20 2011, 13:00-17:00

Next Thursday, 20 October, GEORG has organized an Open House with introduction to eight projects that that are supported by GEORG and promote the objectives of the research cluster (see attached agenda). In addition the main activates of GEORG will be introduced with a special emphasis on the research objectives now open in the GEORG fourth call.

Attending this event gives you a golden opportunity to gain insight into what GEORG has accomplished and seek opportunities for further cooperation in the future. We will organize poster session where you are welcome to promote your project ideas to look to potential partners and/or introduce students to interesting research projects.

The presentations will be conducted in English.

Participants are kindly asked to register by sending an email to

-Download pdf version of the agenda here-


Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems Seminar

Víðgelmir, Orkugardur Grensásvegur 9 

Friday 14. October,  09:00-12:00

Topic for discussion: Physical Processes in Geothermal Systems:  Models and  Geophysical characterization

This seminar will introduce a comprehensive Icelandic/USA cooperative project under the IPGT agreement called "Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource characterization". Dr. Gregory A. Newman from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL),  Dr. Michael Fehler from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ari Tryggvason from Uppsala University,  will attend the conference and give an interesting lecture on the project and discussing its implementation. The focus of the "Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies" project is to develop joint geophysical imaging methodologies using complimentary data for geothermal site characterization and demonstrate their potential in three areas: Krafla, the Reykjanes-Hengill areas and Coso in the USA. The emphasis is on Electro-Magnetic, gravity and earthquake data. The joint inversion will be made in an innovative paradigm of joint geometry rather than parametric correlation.
It is divided into four increasingly ambitious stages, from state of the art to fully joint inversion. 

Discussions within the a study group on "Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems" will also be summarized. The seminar provides an golden opportunity to follow up on the Deep Root discussions,  take it to new levels and see new angles. 


08:45-09:00       Coffee and morning refreshments

09:00-09:05       Welcome note by Knútur Árnason (ÍSOR)

09:05-09:15       Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for
                           Geothermal Resource  Characterization. Project overview. 
                           Gregory A. Newman (LBNL)

09:15-09:30       3D resistivity imaging of geothermal systems. 
                           Gregory A. Newman (LBNL)

09:30-09:40        The Hengill_Reykjanes seismic network. 
                             Ólafur Guðmundsson (RU/Uppsala)

09:40-09:50       Imaging of geothermal system using micro-earthquakes,
                           surface waves andgravity. 
                            Michael Fehler (MIT)

09:50-10:00       Structure and processes in volcanic systems
                           from LE tomography
                            Ari Tryggvason (Uppsala)

10:00-10:30      Geothermal systems, Deep root physics.
                          Problem statement and state of the art. 
                          Jónas Elíasson (UI)

10:30-11:50       Discussions

11:50-12:00       Rap up and seminar closure.



MÁLSTOFA í efna- og lífefnafræði
Seminar – Department of Chemistry

Andrew R. Felmy, The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA, USA
Staður (Place):       Stofa 157, VR-II, Háskóli Íslands
Dagsetning (Date): Föstudagur 7. október, 2011
Tími (Time):            12:30

Over the past decades use of an increasing array of experimental molecular/microscopic-level surface probes coupled with molecular simulation has provided detailed insight into the mechanisms of mineral interfacial reactivity.   In this presentation examples will be given of emerging paradigms concerning reactivity at the solid/solution interface including: the importance of electron conduction through bulk mineral phases, determining the structural factors that can stabilize intermediate species in oxidation/reduction reactions, and the influence of variable water content on mineral surface reactivity under supercritical CO2 disposal conditions.  Specific examples will also be presented where detailed molecular/microscopic characterization of field samples has changed the way geochemical systems were conceptualized, modeled and ultimately resolved.


August 27th 2011
Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems

Workshop at Hotel Hengill, Nesjavellir

GEORG, in cooperation with NORDVULK Summer School, is holding a workshop on the Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems.  The workshop is a follow-up from the successful seminar series on the topic organized by GEORG last winter.

The seminar is open toall and without admission fee.  However for  organizational purposes we kindly  ask participants to register for the event by e-mail to

9.00-  9.45        Geothermal systems, Deep root physics.
                        Problem statement and state of the art 
                        Jónas Elíasson

9.45-11:00        Conceptualizing stress and permeabilityfields in deep roots
                         of geothermal systems
                         Grímur Björnsson & Steve Hickman

11.00-11.20       Coffee break

11.20-12.10        Enhanced Geothermal Energy Systems - 
                          on-going case studies in middle Europe 
                          Ernst Huenges

12.10-13.30        Lunch break

13.30-14.00        Numerical simulation of magmatic-hydrothermal systems -                          current state of the art 
                          Thomas Driesner

14.00-14.30         The Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP) 
                           Drilling into Supercritical Geothermal Systems 
                           Guðmudur Ómar Friðleifsson

14.30-15.00          Deep Root Chemistry 
                            Andri Stefánsson

15.00-17.00          Coffee and discussions.


10. March - 5. May 2011 FRÁ GUFU TIL GJALDEYRIS
Weekly workshops on innovation in geothermal utilisation 

The objective of the workshops it to create a platform for discussing how to increase the value and diversity of geothermal utilisation.  Six workshops are planed and different topics discussed at each workshop.  The workshops are in Icelandic, open to all and without admission fee.

9. March, 2011 Project Progress Presentations
14:00-15:00, Víðgelmir, Orkugarður, Grensásvegur 9.

GEORG has now awarded grants to 19 projects in its three calls for proposals. The projects touch various aspects of geothermal research and do all, in different ways, increase the knowledge on geothermal science and technology.   To disseminate the progress and results of the projects GEORG has decided host these special events on a regular basis, giving all project the change to be presented at least ones a year. 

Projects to be presented:

Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization
     Project coordinator: Knútur Árnason -Download pdf-
     Project partner: Ólafur Guðmundsson -Download pdf-

Mathematical modelling of energy flow in a geothermal reservoir
     Project coordinator:  Halldór Pálsson -Download pdf-
     PhD student: Lárus Þorvaldsson -Download pdf-

Development of coupled reactive fluid flow models
     PhD student: Edda Sif Aradóttir -Download pdf-

24. Februrary - 31. March 2011- Weekly open lectures on
Roots of
Geothermal Systems.

Venue: Víðgelmir, Orkugarður, Grensásvegi 9
Time: Weekly lectures on Thursdays from 15:00-17:00.

Preliminary schedule:

15.02.11 15:00-17:00
Volcanic Roots of Krafla and Hengill, -Download pdf-
Lecturer: Sveinbjörn Björnsson 

24.02.11 15:00-17:00
Properties of intrusives, -Download pdf-
Lecturer: Hjalti Franzson

03.03.11 15:00-17:00
Use of Magneto-Telluric prospecting,  -Download pdf-
Lecturer: Knútur Árnason

09.03.11 15:00-17:00
Pressure and temperature of volcanic geothermal systems and their roots,  Lecturer: Stefán Arnórsson

17.03.11 15:00-17:00
Energy transfer to the deep roots
The conceptual model for central volcano fields  
-Download pdf-
Lecturer: Jónas Elíasson

24.03.11 15:00-17:00
Heat Sources - Fluid Interactions -Download pdf-
Lecturer: Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson

07.04.11 15:00-17:00
Heat extraction in the roots -Download pdf-
Lecturer: Guðni Axelsson

After the seminar smaller groups will be formed of those interested to tackle certain aspects and questions that may arise during the seminar.

Those that have scientific interest in this topic are urged to participate in the seminar and contribute as to the way to move forward in deepening our understanding of geothermal systems.

The results of the seminar will contribute to the International Partnership for Geothemal Technology (IPGT) and especially the Working Group on Reservoir Modeling which has this topic as one of the main tasks of the group.

Please pass the word around to those that might be interested.

For further information please contact Jónas Elíasson  


13:00-16:00, Orkugarður, Grensásvegur 9, Reykjavík 

The partnership of GEORG has ambitious goals on high quality research and innovation in the field of geothermal energy.    The earlier two calls of GEORG have been open for proposals in WP 2-8 and 15 project have been supported so far.  The objective of the workshop is to discuss how well those projects reflect the goals of the partnership and how to set the focus for the third call.

The workshop will start with a WP-leaders presentations followed by general discussion on the topics, see agenda.  

Based on the results from this workshop and the recommendations of the Science Academy the Board of Directors plans is to publish the 3rd call for proposals in week 38 with a deadline in week 43. 

By participating in this workshop you have therefore a unique opportunity to have your say on where to put the focus for the 3rd call of GEORG 

3.- 5. August 2010 - Inverse Modeling Syllabus

                      University of Iceland, VRII 

GEORG and the University of Iceland have organized a 2 ECTS course on Inverse Modeling for Geothermal Systems. The course will be instructed by Stefan Finsterle and Yingqi Zhang from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory USA, and Magnús Þór Jónsson from University of Iceland.

For course details please click here

For further information on the course please contact:

Magnús Þór Jónsson, Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Iceland


Tel: +354-525-4639 Fax: +354-525-4632 

21. May 2010 - GEORG Annual Meeting
                      REYKJAVÍK ENERGY HEADQUARTERS, BÆJARHÁLS 1, 9:30-16:00

General Assembly
The second General Assembly was held in Reykjavík Energy headquarters in the morning of May 21st 2010.  The meeting agenda involded presentation of the Annual Report and Annual Accounts as well as election of Board of Directiors (BoD) and Science Academy (SA). Information on the new BoD can be found here and the SA here.

Open conference
Following the General Assembly an GEORG called for an Open Confernce on Geothermal Research.  The conference was fairely divided between discussions on international cooperation and presentation on few of the porjects GEORG has supported.  

The presentaions can be found here.

4. Mars 2010 - Geothermal Reservoir Research in Iceland
                        ORKUGARÐUR, GRENSÁSVEGI 9, 9:00 - 16:00

A workshop on the topic of Geothermal Reservoir Science, in cooperation with IPGT (International Partnership for Geothermal Technology).   

The goal of this interactive workshop was to bring together engineers and scientists involved in geothermal reservoir studies in Iceland to exchange ideas and increase understanding on geothermal resources.  Evaluate ongoing research: What works? What doesn't? What has been accomplished over the past years?

Video clips of the presentations and more informations are here.

18. June 2009 - GEORG Kick Off Meeting
                      REYKJAVÍK ENERGY HEADQUARTERS, BÆJARHÁLS 1, 8:50-17:00

GEORG was formally launched at a kick off meeting held in Reykjavik Energy headquarters on June 18th.  In a connection with the meeting GEORG organised an open conference with the general topic of Geothermal Energy Research.   A number of respected experts and scientists addressed the conference following an opening address by the Icelandic minister of industry. 

The presentations at the Open Conference can be found here.