Research Training Course: NORDVULK Summer School on Hydrothermal systems and energy

Geothermal systems are a part of our geological environment and energy utilization from such systems may be regarded as environmentally friendly compared to many other types. Geothermal systems are commonly associated with volcanic complexes, where molten magma provides the main heat source and the geothermal systems convect heat and matter to the surface. In addition, many fossil geothermal systems are the modern sources of ore deposits.

Time and place

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Nesjavellir, Iceland 22.08.2011 to 30.08.2011


Contact person

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+354-525-5483

Geothermal systems are also present in non-volcanic environments where they are associated with areas of higher heat flow forming warm to hot geological formations and permeability anomalies. The heat energy and permeability can also be created and enhanced through the use of geothermal heat pumps. The summer school is aimed at introducing various aspects of geothermal systems and geothermal energy utilization. It combines theoretical lectures from leading scientists, presentations from participants and practical field excursions. A strong field component will be an intergral part of the summer school.

Contact persons

  • Andri Stefánsson, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, as@hi.is
  • Anette K. Mortensen, Iceland GeoSurvey, Anette.Mortensen@isor.is
  • Rikke Pedersen, Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, 
University of Iceland, rikke@hi.is, +354-525-5483

Course objective and content

  • Heat and mass transfer in geothermal systems
  • Geological, geophysical and geochemical exploration techniques
  • Geothermal sustainability and environmental issues
  • Geothermal alteration
  • Geothermal fluids and fluid-rock interaction
  • Geothermal systems and ore deposits
  • Enhanced geothermal systems and heat pumps
  • Geothermal biology, geobiology and energy utilization


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