Additional Short Courses

The latest capacity building service of GTP is to offer externally funded, or the so-called tailored short courses, in developing countries. This new service was triggered by an urgent need for training in countries planning to fast-track their geothermal development.

This has proven a good opportunity for some countries/institutions in need of a rapid capacity building process, beyond what GTP can service under its conventional operations funded by the Icelandic Government.  These tailored, or custom-made, short courses are either funded by the institutes themselves and / or through external mechanisms available to finance such events. The institute/country in need provides the funding and defines the outline of the Short Course and the training needed, while GTP provides the experience and networking of suitable experts as well as the guarantee of the quality of the content.

The first such courses were held in 2010. The contents of the courses vary from general geoscientific courses to more specialisted content such as geothermal drilling, or scaling and corrosion in geothermal installation.  

Additional Short Courses 

  • Training on Surface Exploration Studies and Development of Conceptual Models, Eritrea 2019
  • OSCE Field Study on Geothermal Energy to Iceland, 2018
  • Short Course II on Low-Temperature Geothermal Systems and Direct Use Applications in Rwanda, 2018
  • Short Course I on Management and Financing for Geothermal Project Development in Rwanda, 2018
  • ARENA Programme in Iceland, 2017
  • Introductory Short Course on Geothermal Project Management in Kenya, 2017
  • Short Course III on Resource Assessment and Management in Romania, 2017
  • Short Course VII on Geothermal Drilling Operations in the Azores, Portugal, 2017
  • Short Course on Status of Geothermal Energy in Iceland, 2016
  • Short Course on Project Management for Geothermal Development in Ethiopia, 2016
  • Short Course on Borehole Geophysics for Geothermal Development in Ethiopia, 2016
  • Short Course II on Geothermal Resource Exploration in Romania, 2016
  • Short Course on Well Design and Geothermal Drilling Technology in Djibouti, 2016
  • Short Course I on Utilization of Low- to Medium Enthalpy Geothermal Resources in Romania, 2016
  • Short Course VI on Geophysical Exploration for Geothermal Resources in the Azores, Portugal, 2016
  • Short course V on Well Design and Geothermal Drilling Technology, Portugal, 2016
  • Short Course on Geothermal Project Management, Djibouti, 2015
  • Short Course IV on Chemistry of Thermal Fluids, Portugal, 2015
  • Short Course on Preparation of Bankable Documents for Geothermal Projects, Djibouti, 2015
  • Short course III on Borehole Geophysics in Geothermal Development in the Azores, Portugal, 2015
  • Short Course on Geothermal Project Management, Kenya, 2015
  • Short Course on Geothermal Project Management, Ethiopia, 2015
  • Short Course on Preparations of Bankable Geothermal Documents, Ethiopia, 2015
  • Short Course on Well Design and Geothermal Drilling Technology, Ethiopia, 2015
  • Short Course on Geothermal Exploration, Mexico, 2014
  • Short Course II on Geothermal Utilization and Geothermal Power Plants, Portugal, 2014
  • Short Course I on Geological Exploration of Geothermal Fields, Portugal, 2014
  • Advanced Training in Structural Geology, Kenya, 2014
  • Training in TFT-Measurements of Two-Phase Flow, Kenya, 2014
  • Short Course on Geoth. Devel. for Decision Makers from Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia, Kenya, 2013
  • Short Course for Decision Makers from Burundi, DRC and Rwanda on Geoth. Devel., Kenya, 2013
  • Short Course on Deep Geothermal Exploration, Rwanda, 2013
  • Advanced Training in Borehole Geology, Kenya, 2012
  • Advanced Training in Geothermal Geochemistry, Kenya, 2012
  • Course on Geothermal Technology, Kenya, 2012
  • Training in Borehole Geology, Kenya, 2011
  • Short Course on Geothermal Exploration and Development, El Salvador, 2011
  • Course on Geoscientific Exploration for Geothermal Resources, Kenya, 2010
  • Short Course on Geoscientific Exploration, Kenya, 2010
  • Short Course on Geothermal Scaling and Corrosion, Indonesia, 2010
  • Short Course on Geothermal Drilling, Indonesia, 2010