7th International Meeting on Heat Flow and the Geothermal Field

20-22 June 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!

Themes

The meeting is subdivided into a (I) scientific conference and (II) an expert workshop on the quality assessment 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 (palaeo-)climate research
  • ice core thermal properties and thermal aspects of ice-sheet modelling in relation to (palaeo-)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 the quality assessment of heat-flow data. The workshop will be organized in joint and parallel specified break-out session. It is expected that a new quality scheme is developed for the global heat-flow database. .

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Scientific Committee

  • Irina Artemieva - USA
  • Niels Balling - Denmark
  • Rob Harris - USA
  • Raquel Negrete-Aranda - Mexico
  • Massimo Verdoya - Italy
  • Andrea Förster - 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
  • Angela Spalek

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Deadlines & milestones

| Date | Description |

| 01 October 2021 | 1. Circular1. Circular |
| 01 December 2021 | Registration and abstract submission opens |
| 20 March 2022 | Deadline registration and abstract submission closes |
| 01 May 2022 | Notification of abstract acceptance |
| 01 June 2022 | Final program release |
| 19 June 2022 | Arrival & registration, Icebreaker evening |
| 20-22 June 2022 | 7th international meeting on heat flow and the geothermal field |
| 22 June 2022 | Departure |

Fees, registration and abstract submission

Details to the registration fees will be announced until December 2021

Registration

The online registration is possible until 20th of March 2022. 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.

During the event, photo, film and audio recordings of the event and the participants will be made for documentation purposes. The organizer reserves the right to use these photos, film and audio recordings in the context of public relations. With the registration, you agree on these conditions. Disagreement can be made visible with badge markers available from the on-site registration desk.

Further details to the registration procedure will be announced until December 2021.

Abstract submission

Abstracts may be submitted along with the meeting registration between 1st January 2022 and 20th March 2022 and are limited to 500 words. With the abstract submission it is inferred that the author attends the conference. Abstract submission should indicate the preferred type of presentation (oral or poster). The final decision on type of presentation will be in the hands of the scientific and organizing committees. As the conference format considers participation of a maximum of 80 attendees, a selection on suitability of submissions to the conference themes will be made.

Details to the abstract submission will also follow in December 2021.

All accepted abstracts will be published electronically in the conference proceedings with an doi number.

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 (3,80 €) 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 ~70-90€.

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 (3,80 €) 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 (3,80 €) 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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