7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field

Summer 2022, 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 show and 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!


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 and heat transfer processes
  • 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. .

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Scientific Committee

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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

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Fees, registration and abstract submission

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