The Six Month Training Programme

The Six Month Training Programme is an annual training that takes place in Iceland over a six month period (April-October). The programme is taught in English, wherefore candidates are required to be fluent in English.

The programme is divided into three phases: introductory lectures, specialised training and research project. To successfully finish the training programme, every Fellow has to finish a final project report, which is presented orally before the closing ceremony.

  • Introductory lectures (5-6 weeks) - lectures, visits and excursions to all the main geothermal fields under exploration and utilisation in Iceland. These are designed to provide background knowledge and appreciation for interrelationship between the geothermal disciplines, from initial exploration to utilisation. Participants undertake two written tests during the introductory lecture course.
  • Specialised training (5-6 weeks) - lectures, visits and excursions designed to provide practical training that is tailor made for each individual Fellow.
  • Research project (12 weeks) - independent project work under guidance from their own supervisor where Fellows focus and work on a project that has a direct relevance to their work at home.

Teaching tools - is in the form of lectures and discussions, site visits and excursions.  Teaching materials are provided by the lecturers.  Lectures are recorded for easy access.