Research Projects

Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) takes part in many research projects, both to expand their own understanding and to search for ground breaking knowledge in the field of earth sciences and geothermal energy. The research projects are supported of energy companies or domestic and foreign research funds, such as the European Union and the Geothermal Research Group (GEORG) of which ÍSOR is a part.

Below is a list of few research projects.


GeConnect – Tight Geothermal Casing Connections for Axial Stress Mitigation

COSEISMIQ - COntrol SEISmicity and Manage Induced earthQuakes

GEMex -Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems

The SUSTAIN drilling program in Surtsey

Geothermal Energy at 4200 m elevation in India

DEEPEGS – Deployment of deep enhanced geothermal systems for sustainable energy business

GeoWell - Innovative materials and designs for long-life high-temperature geothermal wells

Deep Roots of Geothermal Systems

IMAGE: Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration

GREENBAS - Sustainable Fibres from Basalt Mining

NAGTEC (Northeast Atlantic Geoscience TECtonostratigraphic Atlas)

GEISER: Geothermal Engineering Integrating Mitigation of Induced Seismicity in Reservoirs

THERMOMAP: Area Mapping of Superficial Geothermic Resources by Soil and Groundwater Data

Mapping interaction between magmatic and hydrothermal system with fluid inclusion analysis 

Renewability of Geothermal Resources

Resistivity survey of Grímsvötn

Advanced 3D Geophysical Imaging Technologies for Geothermal Resource Characterization 

The Hengill geothermal reservoir. Evaluation of subsurface geologic data


HITI : HIgh Temperature Instruments for supercritical geothermal reservoir characterization and exploitation

IDDP: The Iceland Deep Drilling Project

LOW-BIN: Efficient Low Temperature Geothermal Binary Power

I-GET: Integrated Geophysical Exploration Technologies for deep fractured geothermal systems

ENGINE: ENhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe