Near Surface Geoscience Conference and Exhibition 2019

The World's Most Significant Near Surface Event

8 - 12 September
The Hague, Netherlands
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1st Conference on Geophysics for Geothermal and Renewable Energy Storage

Geothermal energy is anticipated to play a crucial role to meet the future energy demand. Exploration of new geothermal fields and further assessment and exploitation of the existing ones need dedicated geophysical surveys, in addition to geological, geochemical, petrophysical, and rock-mechanics information. Gravity, magnetic, magnetotelluric, time-domain electromagnetic, and seismic methods have been used separately or in combination in many past geothermal field campaigns.

Recent developments suggest extended capability of geophysics in exploration of geothermal fields and renewable-energy storage, using both surface and downhole measurements. This conference will be the first one to focus specifically on the geophysical developments dedicated to this goal. Case studies showing application and challenges of geophysics for exploration and evaluation of geothermal and renewable-energy storage, as well as research results indicating trends, important solutions, and future possibilities are welcome. Professionals from academia, research centres, service companies, operators, and energy companies are invited to take part and present in this conference, which is to be held between 8 and 12 September, 2019 in The Hague, a city where geothermal energy is chosen to play a major role in the coming decades.

Scientific Committee

Anne Obermann ServiceSwiss Seismological Service
Richard Bakker TU Delft
Armadillo Egido Distav University
Flavio Poletto Nat. Inst. of Oceanography & Exp. Geophysics OGS
Thomas Reinsch GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Wouter van Leeuwen IF Technology 
Arie Verdel TNO