Romania, as well as other EU Member and Associated States, has significant low enthalpy (50-120°C) geothermal resources, suitable for direct heat utilisation and power generation. Properly implemented, geothermal energy is sustainable, most of it renewable, and benign for the environment. The present geothermal production stands far below the expectation allowed by the assessed potential, mainly in the Associated, but also in some Member States. One reason for this situation is the limited number of available specialists with the multi-disciplinary training required by the exploitation and utilisation of Geothermal resources. The University of Oradea has a 20 years experience in geothermal research and a 5 years experience in specialised geothermal high-level training.
Objectives: - experienced researchers share their knowledge and experience with the younger generation of researchers (from Associated States mainly) - build up and/or preserve contacts between European researchers active in European and/or other countries (USA, Latin America) -specialists from consulting, engineering and manufacturing companies impart their state-of-the-art experience to the younger researchers - promote the geothermal energy as a clean renewable energy resource to invited decision-rnakers from areas with geothermal potential Content: - lectures on topics of geothermal energy in the Training Content - technical field trip - informal round table.