Pilot area activities – #10 Hydrogeological characterisation of abandoned mine workings for low-enthalpy geothermal in Glasgow, Scotland

Drilling, installation and testing of 12 boreholes The British Geological Survey is currently constructing a geoenergy observatory in Glasgow, Scotland to provide an underground research facility to study abandoned mine water geothermal heating and cooling.  The works started in NovemberRead 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

Meet the Scientist #9 – Natalija Samardžić

Natalija Samardžić is a hydrogeologist and geothermal energy expert at the Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federalni zavod za geologiju – FZZG). She works as Advisor for hydrogeology, with 16 years of experience in hydrogeological research ofRead 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