GeoPLASMA-CE participation at the German Geothermal Cogress (DGK) 2018

27. - 29. 11. 2018

The GeoPLASMA-CE booth at the DGK 2018

GeoTHERM conference and fair, the largest annual event of on geothermal energy use in Europe!

Like at the last year's event, GeoPLASMA-CE was represented at the largest booth of the event. At the booth, we presented our recently launched beta version of the transnational GeoPLASMA-CE web portal to the visitors of the conference. All major functions of our web portal are now developed and ready for testing. The portal consists of a knowledge platform aiming to disseminate profound background information on shallow geothermal energy use and to connect people interested in this topic across Europe. 

For our six pilot areas in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Slovenia, we created web-based information and decision support systems providing GIS based web maps and location specific data reports containing all information stored in our web system. The booth was well visited during the three conference days, mainly from authorities already implemented or aiming to implement similar web-based information systems in their region. We will use the feedback received for preparing further amendments to the structure of the GeoPLASMA-CE web portal for its full launch in spring 2019.

Have a look on the beta version of our web portal at https://portal.geoplasma-ce.eu. We are happy to receive your feedback!

Essen booth

The GeoPLASMA-CE team presents the web based information and decision support system for the Vogtland pilot area to a visitor of the conference

The Knowledge Exchange Workshop on environmental impact monitoring of shallow geothermal use

For the fifth and last time GeoPLASMA-CE organized an international knowledge workshop on relevant topics associated to shallow geothermal use. This time, the workshop was co-organized by the international projects GRETA (Interreg Alpine Space) and MUSE (H2020, GeoERA) and addressed monitoring of shallow geothermal uses for. In two sessions, 10 presentations covered various aspects of environmental monitoring of closed loop and open loop systems. Emphasis was put on the monitoring of urban groundwater monitoring and the role of monitoring to validate subsurface models as well as to support planning and management of shallow geothermal energy use. The presentations given covered case studies in more than six countries. In the panel discussion rounds, more than 40 participants of the workshop were exchanging ideas how to make monitoring affordable and easy to apply for both, operators as well as authorities. In this context, the Technical University of Munich presented an approach for a low cost and real time monitoring of the groundwater body below Munich based on sensors connected via the Internet of Things (IoT).

The presentations given at our workshop will soon be available on the GeoPLASMA-CE website!

GeoPLASMA-CE presentations at the DGK 2018

Fabian from our IT development team presented the latest developments of the web portal during the conference session to a greater audience. This presentation aimed at raising awareness to the concept and realized outputs of the web portal in Germany, one of the most advanced countries of Europe with regard to shallow geothermal use. We are happy to receive your experience from testing the portal – you can directly contact us at info@geoplasma-ce.eu.

Essen presentation

Presentation of the GeoPLASMA-CE web portal at the DGK 2018 conference

Wiesław from the pilot area Walbrzych team in Poland presented the currently developed geological 3D model, which will later be used to derive resource maps for the use shallow geothermal energy. The poster can be downloaded here.