Days 105-110: on top of the world

Each fall, Iceland hosts an international conference on issues and opportunities in the far north.  The Arctic Circle Conference brings together an in impressive list of national leaders and diplomats, scientists and academics: this year’s dignitary list included the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson; the President of France, François Hollande; Prince Albert II of… Read More Days 105-110: on top of the world

Day 92: one down …

This was the last day of our class in surface geothermal exploration. The final exam consisted of questions posed by a group of experts from ISOR, the Icelandic geosurvey company, covering geology, seismology, geochemistry, and geophysics.  Each student had their turn individually, seated at a conference table with the experts gathered on either side asking questions… Read More Day 92: one down …

Days 91-97: what a beautiful world this will be

In the last couple of posts, we looked at the challenges of prospecting for geothermal energy.  Basically, you need to find water at high temperature and pressure, usually located miles underground.  Ideally, you want reservoirs contained in rocks capable of holding lots of water and through which lots more water can flow to replenish whatever… Read More Days 91-97: what a beautiful world this will be