Field trips

Field trips to seismic surveys

A field trip to a seismic survey conducted by the DMT takes place anually in the course of the lecture well logging in the master programme civil engineering / geothermal energy systems. The assistant professor Dr. Christoph Gelbke accompanies the students.

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Field trips to drilling sites

Additionally to the lectures Deep and shallow drilling in the course of the master programme civil engineering /  geothermal energy systems field trips to drilling sites take place. The assistant professors Dipl.-Ing. Volker Wittig and Dr. Martin Karad accompany the students during the field trips.

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Iceland 2009

For the third time the International Geothermal Centre offered a field trip in cooperation with the University of applied Sciences to destinations of geothermal applications.

After field trips to Greece (2007) and Germany-Swiss-France (2008), the destination of the field trip in 2009 was the kingdom of geothermal energy: Iceland. The primary emphasis was placed on the investigation of the geothermal potential and economic use of geothermal energy in Iceland.

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Germany / Swiss / France 2008

The second field trip to geothermal applications took students to projects in 2008, which represent milestones in the development of geothermal energy systems in Central Europe. Thanks to the kind support of project operators projects were visited in the cities of Erding, Munich, Dürrnhaar, Kirchstockach, Basel, Soultz-sous-Foréts, Schwanau, Neckarsulm and Weinheim.

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Greece 2007

In the course of the first big geothermal field trip in 2007, 15 students discovered the geothermal potential of Greece with support from Prof. Bracke. During the 10 days of the field trip, they visited locations and projects in the north as well as the south of the Mediterranean conutry. This field trip resulted in new contacts to the national geological service (I.G.M.E) and other institutions. 

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February 22nd, 2019

New Master's programme

Starting in the winter semester 2018/2019, the International Geothermal Centre will offer a Master's programme in Environmental Engineering, specialising in "Geothermal Energy Systems". Icon externer Link

The International Geothermal Association (IGA) operates its secretariat since 1.1.2011 in Bochum, Germany

Dissemination of Climate Technologies

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assembly of a geothermal center in Chile with NRW-support

NRW-geothermal center (GZB), Bochum University of Applied Sciences and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Valparaiso) subscribe cooperation agreement for joint research, education and projects in Chile.

Applied Energy Systems

The GZB is supported in the range of the program “Applied Energy Systems” which was set up by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.