7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field

12-14 May 2020, Potsdam Germany


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Aims & scope

The 7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field will be held in Potsdam, Germany, hosted by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience The meeting renews the successful tradition of the Czech "castle meetings", which were organized by the Geophysical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the years from 1982 to 2006. In honor of the chairman of those meetings, the name Čermák is adopted now for the conference series and the meetings ahead, organized under the auspices of the IHFC.
The overarching theme of the Potsdam Čermák7 meeting, which is organized both as a conference and a workshop (call for abstracts), provides a unique opportunity for researchers, students and industry experts to discuss recent results and developments in heat-flow determination and interpretation, experimental petrophysics, geothermal exploration and lithosphere studies.
Surrounded by forests and lakes and rich in historical castles and cultural attractions, Potsdam is looking forward to welcoming you to the Čermák7 conference!

07.11.2019 - Registration open

The conference registration is now open and limited to 70 participants. You are cordially invited to register and to submit abstracts.

Deadlines & milestones (selection)

  • Abstract submission: 07 November 2019 – 01 March 2020
  • Conference registration open: 07 November 2019
  • More deadlines

Themes

The meeting is subdivided into a (I) scientific conference with keynote speakers from Australia, the USA, Finland, and Germany and (II) an expert workshop on the content and organization of the international heat-flow database.

The scientific conference focuses on integrated studies on the understanding of heat flow and the Earth's geothermal field. Contributions are welcomed addressing the following themes:

  • heat-flow determination and quality of heat-flow compilations
  • experimental and theoretical work on rock thermal properties
  • the relations between thermal state, rheology and geodynamics
  • xenolith studies to verify thermal lithospheric models
  • thermal evolution of sedimentary basins
  • borehole temperature data in relation to climate research
  • geological and thermo-physical data for the exploration of geothermal energy systems

The expert workshop focuses on in-depth evaluation, development and discussion of criteria for determination, documentation, data-banking, and quality assessment of heat-flow data. The workshop will be organized in joint and parallel specified break-out session. It is expected that new guidelines are developed for an advancement and update of the global heat-flow database. .

Keynote Speaker and Evening Lectures

  • Irina Artemieva, Stanford University, USA
  • Derrick Hasterok , University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Ilmo Kukkonen, University of Helsinki , Finland
  • Maria Richards, SMU, Dallas, USA
  • Tilman Spohn, DLR Berlin, Germany
  • Heinrich Villinger, University of Bremen, Germany

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Scientific Committee

  • Irina Artemieva - USA
  • Niels Balling - Denmark
  • Vladimír Čermák - Czech Republic
  • Rob Harris - USA
  • Jacek Majorowicz - Canada
  • Raquel Negrete-Aranda - Mexico
  • Sukanta Roy - India
  • Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth - Germany
  • Massimo Verdoya - Italy
  • Heinrich Villinger - Germany

Local Organization Committee

Members of the local organization committee at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences:

  • Sven Fuchs
  • Ben Norden
  • Andrea Förster
  • Sascha Brune
  • Angela Spalek
  • Birgit Schöbel

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Deadlines & milestones (selection)

Date Description
01 September 2019 1. Circular
07 November 2019 2. Circular, Meeting registration and abstract submission open
01 February 2020 3. Circular, Final
01 March 2020 Deadline abstract submission
21 March 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
15 April 2020 Final program release
11 May 2020 Arrival & registration, Icebreaker evening
12-14 May 2020 7th international meeting on heat flow and the geothermal field
15 May 2020 Departure

Fees, registration and abstract submission

Fees

The fees include a mixed tax rate.

Conference Only

195 € - Conference Only (Monday-Wednesday) - registration only, without accommodation

  • The fee covers the participation in the conference, the catering, the social events (monday and tuesday) and the dinner.

395 € - Conference Only (1 attendee in a single room, 2 nights, Monday-Wednesday)

  • The fee covers the accomodation (single room) in the Seminaris Seehotel for two nights including breakfast, participation in the conference, the catering, the social events and the dinners.

345 € - Conference Only (2 attendees in 1 double room, 2 nights, Monday-Wednesday)

  • The fee covers the accomodation (shared double room) in the Seminaris Seehotel for two nights including breakfast, participation in the conference, the catering, the social events and the dinners.
  • Each room mate has to register this rate. Provide the name of your room mate and vice versa.

Conference + Workshop

295 € - Conference + Workshop (Monday-Friday) - registration only, without accommodation

  • The fee covers the participation in conference and workshop, the catering (lunch and coffee breaks), the social events and the dinners.

695 € - Conference + Workshop (1 attendee in a single room, 4 nights, Monday-Friday)

  • The fee covers the accomodation (single room) in the Seminaris Seehotel for four nights including breakfast, participation in conference and workshop, the catering, the social events and the dinners.

575 € - Conference + Workshop (2 attendees in 1 double room, 4 nights, Monday-Friday)

  • The fee covers the accomodation (shared double room) in the Seminaris Seehotel for four nights including breakfast, participation in conference and workshop, the catering, the social events and the dinners.
  • Each room mate/attendee has to register this rate! Provide the name of your room mate and vice versa. If the name cannot be attributed to a second registration, we will try to find another double room match for you.

Registration

The online registration is possible until 1st of March 2020. As the Čermák7 conference aims at contributing to a lively discussion and networking also beyond the technical program, we encourage each participant to book the suggested conference hotel. The full registration fee covers participation in the meeting, the accommodation incl. breakfast, the catering with lunch and coffee breaks, the social events and the dinners.

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Register and/or submit your abstract by email to cermak7-booking@gfz-potsdam

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Abstract submission

Abstracts may be submitted along with the meeting registration between 7 November 2019 and 1 March 2020 and are limited to 500 words. With the abstract submission it is inferred that the author attends the conference. Abstract submission should indicate the type of presentation (oral or poster). Time slots for oral presentations are 12 minutes plus 3 minutes discussion; posters shall be in A0 format.
The final decision on type of presentation will be in the hands of the organizing committee. As the conference format considers participation of a maximum of 70 attendees, a selection on suitability of submissions to the conference themes will be made.



Venue

Potsdam, the city of Sanssouci and of the UNESCO cultural heritage, is a historic cultural place located just outside Berlin in eastern Germany. Located in an idyllic lake landscape, countless castles and parks are inviting visitors to linger. German and international history is concentrated here in an almost exciting way. Discover the beauty of Potsdam with the impressive castle Sanssouci, the Barberini museum or make an excursion on the extensive network of lakes and canals. The vibrant city of Berlin can be reached by a 30 minutes train journey.

Conference venue: Seminaris SeeHotel,

Following the Cermak-conference tradition, we chose a venue outside the urban centre of Potsdam. Situated in picturesque, idyllic surroundings at the shore of the Templiner See, the Seminaris SeeHotel offers a serene working atmosphere that encourages lively discussion and networking.

Address: An der Pirschheide 40, 14471 Potsdam, Germany

How to get there?

Good access to the airports of Berlin-Tegel ( TXL ) and Berlin-Schönefeld ( SXF ), as well as to the central station, is provided. For a relaxed conference start, take the water taxi from central station to the dock of the SeeHotel.

By plane via Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

Tegel airport is situated in the North-West of Berlin. To get from there to the conference hotel by public transport take the Bus TXL from Tegel Airport to Berlin Hbf (22 min). Then, take the train RE1 (25 min) or the S-Bahn S7 (36 min) from Berlin Hbf to Potsam Hbf. From Potsdam Hbf take the TRAM 91 to Pirschheide (20 min). From Pirschheide you can either walk (~1 km, ~15 min) or take the hotel shuttle bus to Seminaris SeeHotel. For public transport you need a regular single ticket Berlin ABC (3,40 €) valid for 120 min (check out online tickets or the BVG ticket app).

A taxi from Tegel Airport to Seminaris SeeHotel takes ~45 min and costs ~60-80€.

By plane via Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Schönefeld airport is located in the South-East of Berlin. To get from there to the conference hotel by public transport take the train RB22 from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Potsdam Hbf (51 min). From Potsdam Hbf take the TRAM 91 (time table) to Pirschheide (20 min). From Pirschheide you can either walk (~1 km, ~15 min) or take the hotel shuttle bus to Seminaris SeeHotel. For public transport you need a regular single ticket Berlin ABC (3,40 €) valid for 120 min.

A taxi from Schönefeld Airport to Seminaris SeeHotel takes ~50 min and costs ~70-90€.

By train via Berlin Hbf

All national and international trains arrive at Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main station). To get from there to the conference hotel by public transport take the train RE1 (25 min) or the S-Bahn S7 (36 min) from Berlin Hbf to Potsdam Hbf. From Potsdam Hbf take the TRAM 91 to Pirschheide (20 min). From Pirschheide you can either walk (~1 km, ~15 min) or take the hotel shuttle bus to Seminaris SeeHotel. For public transport you need a regular single ticket Berlin ABC (3,40 €) valid for 120 min.

A taxi from Berlin Hbf to Seminaris SeeHotel takes ~55 min and costs ~60-80€.

By car

If you arrive by car please navigate to the following address: Seminaris SeeHotel, An der Pirschheide 40, 14471 Potsdam. Coming from the A10 take the exit Groß-Kreutz, Michendorf or Potsdam-Nord and pay attention to the green hotel guidance system of the city of Potsdam. You can either park on the road in front of the hotel (free of charge) or in the hotel carpark (daily parking fee applies).

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