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Integrated Methods
for Advanced
Geothermal Exploration
This project has received funding from the
European Union's Seventh Programme for research,
technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement No: 608553

Final Conference

Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration
October 4 – 6, 2017
Akureyri, Iceland

IMAGE final conference, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration marks the end of a four years long project on exploration and assessment of geothermal reservoirs (Flyer, updated 26/04/2017).
Presentations from related topics and projects are invited.
A total of six sessions will be held and one poster session.
Geochemistry (incl. geothermometers and tracers)
Geophysics (incl. active and passive seismics, and downhole methods (e.g. VSP)  
Modelling (incl. mechanical, reservoir and temperature models, and stress-fields)
Structural geology
General Information
The IMAGE final conference 2017, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration, is held in HOF, Cultural Center, in Akureyri, North Iceland, from 4-6 October 2017. The assembly is open to all geoscientists.
Official language
The official language of the conference is English.
(updated 01/07/2017) July 15th 2017. Deadline submission of abstracts. Please note the length of abstract is one page, size A4.
September 1st 2017. Deadline for registration.
Conference Fee
Conference registration fee ISK 12000 (Approx. 100 EUR, included is the conference dinner and field trips). Terms and Conditions.
The IMAGE final conference 2017, Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration, is held in HOF, Cultural Center, Strandgata 12, in Akureyri, North Iceland, from 4-6 October 2017.
The Cultural Center is in walking distance with all hotel accommodations mentioned.
A range of hotel accommodation is available locally.
Please notice that early reservation is advised, due to limited number of hotels and unusually high tourism in Iceland.
Hotel KEA, Booking no: R-343813
Hotel Norðurland, Booking no: R-357636
Icelandair Hotel, RG074379
Distance from hotels to venue: see map.
By plane
All international flights (except for Greenland) land at Keflavik Airport (KEF), situated 50 km west of Reykjavík. To get downtown to Reykjavík from airport to hotels you can choose between taxi cabs, two shuttle busses; Flybus and Gray Line Bus. The trip to the capital takes approx. 45 minutes.
Domestic flight are from Reykjavík Airport.
The flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri take approx. 45 min. Departure: 7.10 am / 9.55 am / 12.50 pm / 16.10 pm / 18.55 pm.
From Akureyri to Reykjavík. Departure: 8.25 am / 11.10 am / 14.05 pm / 16.15 pm / 17.25 pm / 20.45 pm
By car
Participants have the opportunity to rent a car from Reykjavík or Keflavík ariport to Akureyri. Car Rental.
By bus (updated 07/06/2017)
Participants have the opportunity to take bus from Reykjavík to Akureyri.
Bus from Reykjavík to Akureyri (5,5 hours). Departure (bus stop: Mjódd) Mon - Fri at 9 am / 17.30 pm. Dept. Sat – Sun at 9 am.
Bus from Akureyri to Reykjavík (5,5 hours). Departure Mon – Fri,  from bus stop in front of Hof M 10.15 am  / 16.20 pm. Arriving in Mjodd, Reykjavik 16.44 pm /22.49 pm. Dept. on Sat - Sun 16.20 pm.
See also bus timetable:
(updated 06/06/2017) A special bus transport from Reykjavík to Akureyri will be organized on Sunday, Oct 1st.
Departure from ÍSOR, Grensásvegur 9, Reykjavík at 15.00 pm. Participant who joined the fieldtrip to Reykjanes will arrive in Reykjavik at 13.30, they can have a short break for 1,5 hour and continue their journey by the same bus to Akureyri.
Cost per participant is 5.000 ISK (approx. 44 EUR), and has to be paid on the bus in ISK.
(updated 07/06/2017) A special bus transport from Akureyri to Reykjavík will be organized on Saturday, Oct 7th.
Departure from Hof in Akureyri at 8.30 am. Arriving at ÍSOR in Reykjavík at 15.00. 
Registration will be during the conference.
Cost per participant is 5.000 ISK (approx. 44 EUR), and has to be paid on the bus in ISK.
Social Events
During the IMAGE Final Conference, “Novel approaches for Geothermal Exploration” we will offer you to attend two optional fieldtrips, involving some sight-seeing in Iceland's magnificent nature and geothermal areas.
Sunday Oct. 1st a five hour fieldtrip to Reykjanes peninsula.
(updated 26/04/2017) Departure from ÍSOR at Grensásvegur 9, at 08.30 am to Reykjanes high-temperature area, its power plant and the drillsite of the IDDP-2, the deepest well in Iceland. Arriving back in Reykjavík around 13.30 pm.
Friday Oct. 6th, a day tour to Krafla and Theistareykir.
Departure from Hof Cultural Center at Strandgata 12 in Akureyri at 8.00 am. Optional excursion to experience the abundant geothermal activity in the North of Iceland, the new geothermal power plant at Þeistareykir and the Krafla high-temperature area. The unique nature around Lake Mývatn will be visited as well.
Arriving back to Akureyri around 18 pm.
Please fill the Registration form.
The deadline for registration is September 1st 2017.
Abstracts can be submitted with the Registration form.
The deadline for  abstract submission is July 15th 2017.




All the IMAGE Meetings

Click on the Minutes & Deliverables items for details. Please note that these details are only available for the IMAGE partners, unless public status. 

​Date ​Location ​Description Minutes & Presentations​ (PU: public)
​02-07/10/2017 ​Iceland ​Final Conference
03-04/04/2017 Ponta Delgada, Azores General Assembly GA-2017.04.03-04
13-14/10/2016 ​Oslo, Norway General Assembly ​GA-2016.10.13
​08/09/2016 ​Brussels, Belgium ​Geothermal Technology Workshop (EGEC-ETIP-IMAGE) ​Agenda (PU) & IMAGE presentations (PU)
09-10/03/2016 Utrecht, The Netherlands General Assembly ​GA-2106.03.09
14/10/2015 Pisa, Italy General Assembly GA-2015.10.14
12-13/10/2015 Pisa, Italy Mid-Term Conference Programme (PU) & Abstract Book (PU) & MTC-2015.10.12-13
​26-27/03/2015 ​Potsdam, Germany ​Technical meeting TM-2015.03.26-27
20-22/11/2014​ Luzern, Switzerland​ Technical meeting​ & General Assembly TM-2014.11.20-22 & GA-2014.11.20
14-15/04/2014 Orléans, France Technical meeting TM-2014.04.14-15​
​12-14/11/2013 ​Utrecht, The Netherlands ​Kick-off meeting & General Assembly GA-2013.11.12