“UNESCO IGCP 636: Geothermal Resources for the Energy Transition” project team holds annual meeting in Portugal

Lisbon: The group of IGCP636 member researchers organized its Annual Meeting in October 2023, in accordance with the guidelines of the UNESCO International Geosciences Program (IGCP).

The activities are coordinated by the principal investigator of the IGCP636 project, Daniela Blessent , professor of the environmental engineering program at the University of Medellín .

The general objective of the 2023 Annual Meeting was to visit several places of geological and geothermal interest in Portugal. The itinerary and logistics were defined by the geothermal research group of the INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifque) , led by Professor Jasmin Raymond, co-investigator of the project, and supported by postdoctoral researcher Mafalda Miranda from Portugal.

Some testimonies to highlight the success of the activities: A seminar was held at the University of Coimbra, where local professionals also participated (Direção-Geral de Energia e Geologia, Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, companies Synege, and TARH) and another at the University of the Azores (Geotalks ), where the laboratories of the Volcanology and Risk Assessment Research Institute were also visited.