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Integrated Methods
for Advanced
Geothermal Exploration
This project has received funding from the
European Union's Seventh Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement No: 608553


The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programme on Geothermal Energy (JPGE) aims at providing an outstanding contribution to meet the EU's climate and energy policy targets for 2020 and beyond, through the large scale deployment of the clean and efficient base-load power supplied by the indigenous geothermal resources.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) provides a framework for wide-ranging international cooperation in geothermal R&D covering: Environmental Impacts, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, Deep Geothermal Resources, Advanced Geothermal Drilling Techniques and Direct Use.
The International Geothermal Association (IGA) is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. Its objectives are to encourage research, development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide through the compilation, publication and dissemination of scientific and technical data and information.


The EC 7th FP GEISER (Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Reservoirs) project started at the beginning of the year 2010 for a 30 months duration. The project addressed several of the major challenges the development of geothermal energy is facing, including the mitigation of induced seismicity to an acceptable level.
From 2005 to 2008, the ENhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe (ENGINE) coordinated research and development initiatives for Enhanced Geothermal Systems from resource investigation to exploitation through socio-economics impacts assessment (EC 6th FP). The ENGINE coordination action gathered 35 partners from 16 European and 3 non-European countries including 8 private companies.
From 2005 to 2008, the project I-GET aimed at developing an innovative geothermal exploration approach based on advanced geophysical methods. The objective was to improve the detection, prior to drilling, of fluid bearing zones in naturally and/or artificially fractured geothermal reservoirs.