Short course on geothermal exploration and development is now ongoing in Kenya, from November 13 to December 3. The course is organized by the United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme and KenGen in Kenya. It is a three-week course held at Lake Naivasha.
Three specialists from ÍSOR are among the lectures: Ásdís Benediktsdóttir geophysicist, Björn S. Harðarson geologist and Finnbogi Óskarsson chemist.
The main theme of the course is surface geothermal exploration, which covers chemistry, geology and geophysics. Students are trained in geological mapping, collection of geochemical samples and use of geophysical equipment. The course comprises of lectures and field trips. The course concludes with group projects in which participants interpret data from seven different geothermal areas in Iceland and Kenya.
Participants are 38 and come from several East African countries.
The course has been held with similar emphases since 2005,in support to the UN development goals (MDGs and SDGs).