Pilot area activities – #13 Geophysical survey and groundwater monitoring in Brussels, Belgium

Resource analysis and investigation of interactions between open loop systems The Brussels Capital Region (BCR), with an area about 161 km², has a Cenozoic soft cover where sandy formations and relatively more impermeable clayey layers alternate. This cover rests inRead more

Pilot area activities – #12 Thermal groundwater use in the urbanized area of Zagreb, Croatia

Groundwater temperature monitoring of two open loop systems Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, and by far the largest urban agglomeration in the country (≈800 000 inhabitants). The city area can be divided into alluvial plain of the Sava RiverRead more

Pilot area activities – #11 Groundwater monitoring in Bratislava, Slovakia

Installation of new monitoring network to assess shallow geothermal energy resources in a highly urbanized area Bratislava is nowadays a rapidly developing city with growing demands on energy for heating as well as cooling of buildings. The State Geological Institute ofRead more

Pilot area activities – #9 Geological and Hydrogeological surveys in Cardiff, UK

Field surveys for promoting sustainable geothermal energy use The decarbonisation of urban heating using ground source heat pumps will require significant deployments of shallow geothermal technologies including vertical closed loop (borehole heat exchangers) and open loop systems (thermal groundwater use).Read more

Pilot area activities – #8 Hydrogeological and geothermal surveys in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources Geological Survey of Slovenia (GeoZS) has established continuous measurements of groundwater level, temperature and electrical conductivity in 15 observation wells in the area of the city of Ljubljana. TheRead more

Pilot area activities – #6 Groundwater monitoring in Girona, Catalonia, Spain

Installation of new monitoring networks to assess shallow geothermal energy resources   Shallow geothermal energy for heating and cooling in Catalonia has been growing fast for the last 5 years. The city of Girona (NE of Catalonia, Spain) is anRead more

Pilot area activities – #4 Geothermal data collection in Cork City, Ireland

Gathering geochemical and temperature measurements from aquifers in Cork City with the aim to identify potential shallow geothermal energy resources Geological Survey Ireland conducted a groundwater investigation in Cork City (25-28 November 2019) to assess the geochemistry and temperature characteristicsRead more

Pilot area activities – #1 Groundwater monitoring in Vienna, Austria

Launch of groundwater temperature and level measurements The Geological Survey of Austria (GBA) developed a data logger to measure water level and groundwater temperature in multiple depth levels and to store the data on-site. Such automatic measurements provide more dataRead more