S01 - Application of structural geology in geothermal systems


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Tsegaye Abebe, Senior Geologist

Dr. Tsegaye Adhana is a researcher and senior geologist for geothermal energy exploration, environmental pollution control, mineral separation lab technician, and lapidary rock petrographer at ELC Electroconsult S.p.A. He is experienced and expert in various aspects such as structural geology, geochemistry, volcanology, and geothermal exploration in different parts of the world, such as Italy, the East African rift, and Asia. In addition, he collaborates with different universities and companies as a researcher and gives geological consulting services to the companies.

Presentation: Interactions between tectonic and volcanic structures in a continental rift zone and implications to geothermal resources: examples from the Ethiopian Rift



Anette Kærgaard Mortensen, Geothermal Geologist in Iceland

Anette K. Mortensen is a geologist and project manager at Landsvirkjun, National Power Company of Iceland. Her responsibilities include evaluating and developing new geothermal prospects and managing the production of geothermal power plants. She also worked at ÍSOR (Iceland GeoSurvey) and Veitur for the past few years and contributed her knowledge and skills to the geoscientific community. Anette has conducted extensive research on various aspects of geothermal energy, mainly in borehole science. She was part of the first Icelandic deep geothermal drilling program, IDDP-1.

Presentation: Structural control on geothermal fields located in rift zones of NE-Iceland


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Domenico Liotta, Professor at the University of Bari

Prof. Domenico Liotta is a skilled structural geologist at Bari University, known for his contributions to the field of earth sciences. His research focuses on understanding tectonism and its impact on volcanic activities. His expertise and dedication have been recognized by his peers in the scientific community.

Presentation: An integrated approach to unveil the relations between geological structures and geothermal fluid flow: the role of structural geology




S02 - Geochemistry applied to geothermal systems


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Andri Stefànsson, Professor at the University of Iceland

Andri worked on natural geothermal and volcanic systems, carrying out experiments under hydrothermal conditions, including spectroscopy and solubility measurements and various types of geochemical and chemical simulations.
His research interests range from geochemistry, geothermal gradient, incorporating themes from hydrothermal circulation and sulfur. He also deals with topics like boiling and related enthalpy, supercritical fluid and aquifer, as well as groundwater, which have a strong connection to surface water.
He is also interested fluid-rock interaction and the effects of solution composition, time and temperature on the progress of reactions. 

Presentation: Supercritical fluids - the next generation of geothermal energy


 Procesi Monia  

Monia Procesi, Researcher at INGV - Roma

She is a geologist with scientific expertise in water and gas geochemistry applied to georesource characterization. Her first efforts in scientific research were in the area of CO2 geological storage site selection, and she then moved on to geothermal research, focusing on the characterization of potential conventional and unconventional geothermal resources. Her researches extends on global scale and she strongly favours a multidisciplinary approach.

Presentation: An overview on geochemical methods useful for the geothermal exploration


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Marco Taussi, Researcher at the University of Urbino

Marco Taussi's research interests focus on geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of geothermal systems. He's working on the exploration and potential definition of Andean and Italian geothermal systems, also dealing with shallow - low-temperature - geothermal resources. He's also working on environmental aspects like groundwater pollution.

Presentation: Carbon dioxide degassing and tectonic structures: insights from the Larderello geothermal field (Italy)



S03 - Geophysical methods applied to geothermal systems


Alfredo Mazzotti 

Alfredo Mazzotti, Emeritus Professor at University of Pisa

Alfredo Mazzotti is Emeritus Professor of Geophysics at the University of Pisa where he has been teaching courses at the Departments of Earth Sciences and of Physics. He currently acts as the Scientific Director of the University Consortium for Geophysics, in La Spezia, an organization promoting geophysics and its applications for natural resources, environment and engineering. His current research activities include stochastic full waveform inversion, integration of active and passive seismic data for the monitoring of industrial processes, seismic-petrophysical inversion, and 2D/3D seismic data processing. The main fields of applications are geothermal and hydrocarbon exploration and monitoring, civil engineering, and environmental studies. Alfredo Mazzotti has acted as a consultant for the European Commission, the National Research Council, the Italian Ministry for University and Research, and the Research Council of Norway.
He has authored more than 170 publications between peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings and has received the EAGE Loran Eotvos Award in 1998 and again in 2006 for the best paper published in Geophysical Prospecting. He is a referee for many scientific journals. He is also the Cofounder and first president of the Italian EAEG-SEG Section

Presentation: Exploration Seismology for Geothermal research: some examples from the application of standard and advanced methods


 Federica Lanza

Federica Lanza, Researcher at ETH Zürich

Federica Lanza is a seismologist at the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zürich. She holds a PhD in Geophysics from the Michigan Technological University, obtained in 2016. Federica’s research interests focus on the application of seismic tomography to image the structure of the Earth's crust in subduction/continental collision zones as well as in volcanic settings. She is also involved in technique improvement and development for earthquake detection, phase picking and location of both natural and induced seismicity. Since December 2020 she is the Scientific Coordinator for DEEP (Innovation for De-Risking Enhanced Geothermal Energy Projects). DEEP brings together an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists with the goal to advance innovation in seismic monitoring, forecast modelling and risk governance and communication in order to de-risk future geothermal projects worldwide.

Presentation: The DEEP project: real-time and machine learning approaches for microseismic monitoring in EGS systems


 Antonio Pio Rinaldi

Antonio Pio Rinaldi, Senior Scientist at ETH Zürich

Dr. Antonio Pio Rinaldi is a senior scientist at the Swiss Seismological Service and Lecturer at ETH Zurich. Dr. Rinaldi holds a PhD in Geophysics from University of Bologna, obtained in 2011. His research focuses on numerical modelling of coupled fluid flow and geomechanics for the study and exploitation of underground GeoEnergy, such as carbon sequestration, shale gas and enhanced geothermal system. The modelling research is complemented by experimental activities in underground laboratories, with strong focus on fault zone injections and deformation monitoring. Since September 2015, he is leader of a group working on numerical modelling of induced seismicity at the Swiss Seismological Service.

Presentation: The DEEP project: real-time modelling and hazard calculation for EGS


Alessandro Santilano

Alessandro Santilano, Resarcher at CNR-IGG Pisa

Alessandro is researcher at the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of the National Research Council of Italy. He is the Head of the Exploration and Applied Geophysics Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Geophysics at the Politecnico di Torino with a thesis on the geophysical study of the Larderello geothermal field. He was awarded in 2017 by the “Association for Geophysics Licio Cernobori”. The Alessandro’s research interests are the geophysical exploration, mainly magnetotellurics and geoelectrics, of earth resources with a focus on geothermal systems as well as the development of computational intelligence-based algorithms to be applied to Earth Sciences. Alessandro joined several international research projects funded in the frame of the major programs such as FP7, H2020 and PRA (Arctic Research Programme).
Alessandro, in 2018, has participated as senior geophysicist to two geophysical magnetotellurics surveys in the jungle of the Papua New Guinea for hydrocarbon exploration. In 2022, Alessandro has participated to a multidisciplinary geophysical campaign in the Arctic (Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard).
Alessandro is also Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Torino teaching geothermal energy.
Presentation: Resistivity imaging for geothermal exploration: case studies and future developments



 S04 - Monitoring, Modelling and Impacts assessment



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Franco Tassi, Professor at the University of Florence

Prof. Franco Tassi, born in Florence, Italy, developed his professional career at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Florence, where he’s currently contracted as an Associated Professor. He’s teaching 4 courses for the Master Course in Geological Sciences and Technology of the University of Florence. His main scientific interests range from the geochemistry of fluid from volcanic and hydrothermal systems to environmental geochemistry in urbanized and geothermal areas. In the framework of these topics, Franco Tassi published more than 200 papers in peer-review international journals and edited 3 books. He’s an associate editor for 4 international journals. He’s currently managing several national projects funded by INGV for research in the field of geothermal exploration.

Presentation: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in geothermal fluids: from the  source to the output to air



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Ilaria Peroni,  Radioactivity and Asbestos Operational Unit of ARPAT

Dr. Ilaria Peroni graduated in Physics in 1996. After PhD in Metrology in 2000, she worked on low-temperature metrology at the National Institute of Metrology in Italy.
Since 2005 she have been working on radiation protection. She is particularly involved in monitoring the radioactive contamination of environment, food and drinking water. More recently she is working on checking of the impact of NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material) industrial sectors; in particular she is studying the geothermal energy production radiological impact in Tuscany Region.

Presentation: Monitoring protocol to assess the impact of natural radionuclides in geothermal energy production plants


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Antongiulio Barbaro, ARPAT Air Quality Modelling Office

Graduated in Physics at the University of Florence (1987), he works in the Environmental Protection Agency of Tuscany (ARPAT) since its foundation (1996), where he has always been involved in the air quality modelling techniques to assess the impact of emissions.
Since 2012 he is Head of the Air Quality Modelling Office and since 2017 also of the Environmental Impact Assessment Office.

Presentation: The environmental impacts of geothermal production in Tuscany: the role of ARPAT

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Alessandro Bagnoli, ARPAT Geothermal Sector

Civil Environmental Engineer, graduated at Pisa University in 2001.He started working in ARPAT (Regional Agency for the environmental protection in Tuscany) 16 years ago. Currently he is employed, as technical professional collaborator, on Geothermal power plants impact on air quality, Environmental impact assessment and authorizations (expecially air pollution, Best Available Techniques (BAT)), Strategic environmental assessment, Geographic information system (GIS) and Data Base (Postgres SQL) analysis, terrain and stone reuse managments. Member of the regional technical group “Steel Industry”Member of the permanent regional group “Piombino industrial site restore” and of the Agency group “Industrial Plants”.

Presentation: Air emissions (H2S, Hg) released by Geothermal Power Plants in Tuscany


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Cesare Pertot, Environment & Sustainability Product Leader at CESI

He is an Environmental Engineer. He started working in CESI 20 years ago as a Researcher on meteorology, air emissions, and air quality assessment. In 2008 he became a Project Manager in Environmental Impact Assessment. After more than 10 years he became Head of the CESI Environmental & Sustainability Consulting Area. In 2020 he became Product Leader for Environmental & Sustainability services in the CESI Consulting Division.

Mr. Pertot is member of the IAIA and IEC. He has been involved in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment for many power generation and transmission projects.

Currently he is involved in Renewables and HVDC interconnections, in the green transition of the Italian Energy Sector, and the Sustainability and Circularity of transmission component and infrastructur.

Presentation: Air dispersion modelling of H2S emissions released by Geothermal Power Plants in Tuscany



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Daniela Nuvolone, Unit of Epidemiology of ARS of Tuscany

Daniela Nuvolone is the Head of the area "Environment and Health" of the Unit of Epidemiology of the Regional Health Agency of Tuscany (ARS Toscana). She is graduated in Environmental Sciences and attended the II Level Master in Epidemiology at the University of Turin. She has gained experience in the field of environmental epidemiology, in the design and coordination of ad hoc surveys and human biomonitoring, in data management of the current health database and in spatial analysis of epidemiological data. She is involved innumerous projects and activities to support regional health and environmental policies making. She also participates in national and international projects and working groups in the field of environmental epidemiology. She is the author of scientific publications and papers presented at national and international congresses

Presentation: Human health in the geothermal areas in Tuscany




S05 - Didactic and dissemination of georesources


 Susanna Occhipinti

Susanna Occhipinti, Researcher in teaching and communication of Geosciences

Geologist, past school director, she has been involved for years in science teaching and communication, with particular attention to Earth Sciences and the culture of natural risks. Member of the Didactic Commission of the Italian Geological Society and of the Editorial Board of the Rivista Geologicamente and other international journals.

Presentation: Geothermal energy and sustainability


 Giulia Realdon

Giulia Realdon, teacher trainer in Geosciences for EGU

Biologist, master in science communication, PhD in Earth sciences education, retired high school teacher. She works in education research at the UNICAMearth workgroup. She runs teachers’ professional development activities as EGU Education Field Officer for Italy, for EMSEA and for the University of Camerino.

Presentation: Geothermal energy and geo-resources, a laboratory approach


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Giovanna Lucia Piangiamore, Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Sezione Roma 2 - Sede di Lerici (SP)

Geologist, Research Scientist at INGV, PhD in Geophysics, masters in Geophysics and in Science Communication. She is project leader of CONIRI in the frame of FCR 2.0 project for schools, WP Scientific Outreach leader of the TROPOMAG and MARGE projects. Her research activity is focused on Geosciences Education and she has various responsibilities in science outreach programs (main topic: reduction of natural risks civil protection, environment and sustainability for schools) as well as coordination and co-organization of scientific outreach venues.

Presentation: Experiments in innovative Geosciences Education through Episodes of Situated Learning (EAS) as interactive teaching tools for modern School: the case of Geothermal and Geo-resources


 Jessica Maria Chicco

Jessica Maria Chicco, Researcher at the University of Torino

Geologist, she is a Researcher at DIST of the University of Turin. Her research activity is mainly focused on geothermal energy for thermal energy production, as well as on the underground energy storage systems (UTES) integrated into district heating and cooling networks (DHC).

Presentation: Geothermal energy for thermal energy production and storage and its integration in multivalent district heating and cooling grids



Roberto Greco, associate Professor at Unicamp, Brazil

Associate Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Policies, at the Institute of Geoscience, Unicamp (Brazil). He is doing research on social geoscience with a focus on education and communication. Is a member of the IUGS Commission on geoscience education, and past chair of the International Geoscience Education Organization. Since 2012 has been a member of the International Association for Promoting Geoethics executive committee.

Presentation: Ecocentric perspective and geothermal energy