Heat exchangers at the BRGM's experimental geothermal energy platform (Orléans, 2009). © BRGM

GRETA midterm review

The BRGM is taking part in the midterm review of the European GRETA project on very low temperature geothermal energy, organised by the Austrian Geological Survey on 11 November 2017 in Salzburg, Austria.

The 3-year GRETA project (Near-surface Geothermal Resources in the Territory of the Alpine Space) was launched in 2016 to promote knowledge on very low temperature geothermal energy resources in the Alpine area. The project is promoting exchanges of best practices between countries of the Alpine Arc and developing tools to integrate geothermal energy in spatial planning.


The purpose of this midterm review of the GRETA project is to exchange and communicate the first results of the consortium's work, then to co-define the next stages of the project.

The symposium will be attended by the 12 project partners and by observers and representatives of scientific and public organisations. It will be open to anyone involved in very low energy geothermal energy, including engineers, local authorities, consultancies and students.

Topics addressed:

  • Challenges and opportunities for very low temperature geothermal energy in the Alpine area, including resource mapping, the legal framework, etc.;
  • Results of case studies conducted during the project: Davos in Switzerland, Sonthofen in Germany, Leogang in Austria, the Parc des Bauges in France, Cerkno in Slovenia and Aosta in Italy.

Download the detailed conference programme

Call for posters

A call has been issued for posters displaying ongoing work on very low temperature geothermal energy.



Tuesday 7 November 2017

Hotel NH Salzburg City
Franz-Josef-Straße 26
A-5020 Salzburg



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