GEORG operations are focused on enhancing research activity and cooperation within the geothermal community with the clear goal of benefiting cluster members with a special focus on building bridges between the research community and industry.
The GEORG project portfolio is based on enhancing the capabilities of the cluster members in developing their geothermal competencies. The largest project is the Horizon 2020 project, DEEPEGS, coordinated by HS Orka, which has already successfully drilled the deepest well in Iceland on the Reykjanes Peninsula. The DRG (Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems) project finished in the autumn 2017 with a successful workshop where the results of the project were summarized.
GEORG has continued to lead the development of the Krafla Magma Testbed (KMT) project, with a large international group of experts and stakeholders, where the current main goal is to obtain funding. GEORG is managing the GEOTHERMICA project, which is the successor to the GEOTHERMAL ERA-NET, where the final phase of selecting funded projects is underway. GEORG is participating in several influential committees on geothermal issues, including the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Deep Geothermal (ETIP-DG) and the SET-Plan Temporary Working Group (TWG). GEORG has been contracted as project manager for Heimsþing 2020 ehf, which is responsible for the organization of the World Geothermal Congress (WGC) in 2020.
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