The REFLECT project is organising the webinar ‘European Geothermal Fluid Atlas‘ on 17 March 2021, 16:00 – 17:30 CET (Brussels time).
The webinar will focus on presenting one of the main outputs of the REFLECT project: the European Geothermal Fluid Atlas. This platform will provide information on geothermal fluid properties across Europe. The data will be public and available to all geothermal operators and stakeholders.
Formerly existing and newly measured data of geothermal fluids from 21 European countries will be visualised in the platform. The layers will provide point feature information presented on a base map, including geography, geology and depth range, as well as physical and chemical properties of fluids. Data of wells, rocks and reservoirs will be also available. The focus is on the fluids used for electricity generation (> 100 °C), but there is also a potential to include data from heat projects.
The host of the webinar will be REFLECT project manager Katrin Kieling (Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum). The speakers will be REFLECT scientific coordinator Simona Regenspurg (Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam – Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum) and project partners Éva Hartai and Károly Kovács (University of Miskolc).
Register for the free webinar to learn more about the European Geothermal Fluid Atlas at the following link: https://bit.ly/3p6Pdqb
- Simona Regenspurg has been working as a research associate at Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences in the Section Geoenergy since 2009. She is head of the working group “Geothermal Fluids”. The focus of her research is on the study of geochemical processes that take place during the operation of geothermal plants. These include reactions under increased pressure and temperature conditions, interactions between water and rock and their effects on the environment. Simona studied geology/hydrogeology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, and completed research stays in the USA (Colorado School of Mines, Golden), Sweden (Royal University of Technology (KTH), Stockholm) and Switzerland (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL). She habilitated and teaches at the Free University of Berlin.
- Éva Hartai is a geologist, honorary professor at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. EurGeol title holder since 2012. Her research area is ore geology and mineral resources, she has more than 80 scientific publications. Éva has 45 years of teaching experience leading courses in physical geology, environmental geology and mineral deposits. She was the editor-in-chief of the European Geologist Journal for 9 years and coordinator of the EFG Panel of Experts on Education for 8 years. Éva has taken part in numerous EU-funded and national projects as coordinator or work package leader.
- Károly Kovács is a geographer and research assistant from the University of Miskolc. His main research area is digital soil mapping, but he is also interested in other environmental modelling projects as runoff, erosion or flash-flood modelling. Connected to this all-field data collection, remote sensing and GIS data processing and database development take part in his everyday work. As part of the REFLECT project, he is developing the database behind the European Fluid Atlas and creating the web-based visualization of the Atlas.