16. apríl 2012

European Geothermal PhD day

Two geologists at Iceland GeoSurvey presented their M.Sc. projects at the conference of European geothermal graduate students (European Geothermal PhD day) in Pisa, Italy at the end of March.

Margrét Th. Jónsdóttir and Sandra Ósk Snaebjörnsdóttir presented their M.Sc. projects in geology, which are being conducted in a collaboration of Iceland GeoSurvey and the University of Iceland. Margrét explained her study of fluid inclusions in the Krafla geothermal system and Sandra talked about one part of her M.Sc. project, which deals with the crystal structure and chemical composition of clay minerals in the Hellisheidi geothermal system.

The European Geothermal PhD day was being held for the third time, where 70 participants from 15 countries presented their master’s and doctoral projects. On the next day, which was a sunny and warm spring day, the group went on a field trip in the Tuscan countryside. The Lardarello geothermal plant was visited and the group got acquainted with food production in Tuscany, including cheese-making with the help of geothermal energy.
Outdoor poster session. Photo Margrét Th. Jónsdóttir.

The Lardarello geothermal plant in Italy. Photo Margrét Th. Jónsdóttir.

Geothermal energy used for cheese-making. Photo Margrét Th. Jónsdóttir.