Welcome to the 8th European Geothermal Workshop



 The European Geothermal Workshop is a research-focused venue for students, scientists, and industry members to discuss new approaches, methods, and data pertaining to geothermal reservoirs, geothermal energy exploitation, and related topics. 


Abstract submission is now closed.

Registration is open until October 6, 2020.


Owing to the extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, EGW 2020 will be an entirely online event and we are excited to invite the geothermal community to take part in this exciting online experiment.

Please read the information below for details about how this conference will be operated.

Dates and time

This year's workshop will take place over two days: 

7 and 8 October 2020

Central European Summer Time (CEST; UTC+02:00)

Workshop format

 This year's workshop will feature:

 Keynote speeches delivered by experienced researchers presenting cutting-edge practices, current research priorities, and the state of the art of specific topics relevant to the geothermal sector. Keynote speeches will be delivered via 45-minute video presentations, with 15 minutes for questions. 

8 sessions centrered around the European Energy Research Alliance's Geothermal Sub-programmes

Assessment of Geothermal Resources

Exploration of Geothermal Reservoirs

Construction of Geothermal Wells

Resource Development

Energy Conversion Systems

Operation of Geothermal Systems

Sustainability, Environment and Regulatory Framework

Computing and Data Management


All accepted submissions will be given equal display/discussion time during the workshop, please see below for more details.


For more information on scheduling, please consult the EGW2020 Full Program, available under the Main Menu.


 To avoid audio/visual problems during the conference, all participant discussion, including question and answer periods, will occur via text chat.


Participation is free.

However, as server capacity is limited to 200 participants, we ask that all participants register. You can register by following the "Registration" link in the Main Menu, to the left of the website.

Key dates

5 June 2020 - Registration and Abstract submission opens

21 September 2020 - Abstract submission deadlin (rolling acceptance)

30 September 2020 - Final notification of abstract acceptance and communication of the length of the display/discussion periods

5 October 2020 - Deadline for uploading Presentation and Supporting Materials

5 and 6 October 2020 - EGS Authumn school Online

7 and 8 October 2020 - EGW 2020 Online

Workshop organisation

EGW 2020 is organized by the University of Strasbourg / CNRS’ LabEx G-eau-thermie Profonde, in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the European Energy Research Alliance.

The Scientific Committee is composed of: Prof. David Bruhn, Dr. Emmanuel Gaucher, Dr. Maziar Gholami Korzani, Dr. Philippe Calcagno, Dr. Alexandra Kushnir, Dr. Jean Schmittbuhl, Prof. Thomas Kohl, and Dr. Markus Lower.

Financial support for this workshop is provided by the Université franco-allemande / Deutsch-Französischen Hochschule.





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