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Spokesperson and Support-Circle of Working Group Geothermal Energy

The interests of the working group are represented within the German Geophysical Society (DGG) by a spokesperson. This person will be invited as a guest to the board meetings of the DGG, will report on the activities of the working group at the DGG General Assembly, take care of regular meetings and coordinate all further activities. The spokesperson of the working group Geothermal Energy will be elected for the first time at the constituent meeting of the working group in autumn 2015. The term of office is two years, re-election is possible twice.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl,  spokesperson of the Working Group "Geothermal Energy", is professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, KIT.  He holds the Chair of Geothermal Energy at the Institute of Applied Geosciences and is head of the Topic Geothermal Energy Systems of the Helmholtz Renewable Energy Program at the KIT.  more

The support-circle helps the speaker in the content-related work

Dr. Dr. Sven Fuchs is a scientist at the Geothermal Energy Systems Section of the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), Helmholtz Center Potsdam. His research interests focus on the temperature and the heat flow field of the earth in the lithosphere region. This includes a detailed understanding of the terrestrial heat flux and the associated rock heat properties such as thermal conductivity, thermal conductivity and specific heat capacity as well as the radiogenic heat development in the crust. This knowledge is important for ...more


Dr. Hartwig von Hartmann is a staff member at the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics in Hanover and responsible for third-party funded projects in the field of geothermal energy with a focus on seismic exploration. Previously, he gained experience as an independent consultant, as a research assistant and assistant at the Institute of Geophysics of the TU Clausthal, as well as a research assistant at the Lower Saxony State Office for Soil Research.


Angelo Piasentin, since 2007 head of scientific management at GeoNeurale - Munich. He studied Earth Sciences at the University of Padua and worked with all the major oil services companies as Data Logging Engineer, MWD-LWD Engineer and consultant in oil exploration companies on 4 continents in projects for Agip, BEB, BP, Chevron, Ciepsa, Coastal Oil and Gas, German Texaco , Elf, Company Oil, Ina, Maersk Oil, MND, Mobile, NAM, Norsk Hydro, Pennzoil, Repsol, Shell, Sonatrach, Statoil, Texaco, Vermilion, Wintershall. He has many years of experience as a petrophysicist and senior geoscientist working in oil and geothermal exploration.


Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher (Institute of Applied Geosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), is a geophysicist. After earning his doctorate (1998) on induced seismicity of the geothermal reservoir in Soultz-sous-Forêts (France), he spent 12 years working for service companies in the oil and gas sector in microseismic monitoring (CGG-Veritas and Magnitude-Baker -Hughes). Among other things, he led the research and development department and carried out several projects for international operating companies (e.g., BP, Kuwait Oil Company, Total). ...more