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The International Geothermal Association


The Geothermal Resources Council is an affiliate of the International Geothermal Association (IGA).

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization established to operate worldwide. It has 3,961 members in over 65 countries.

According to the IGA website the GRC makes up 795 members of the IGA, just over 20% of the total.

The IGA is a non-political, non-profit, non-governmental organization. The objectives of the IGA are to encourage research, the development and utilization of geothermal resources worldwide through the publication of scientific and technical information among the geothermal specialists, the business community, governmental representatives, UN organisations, civil society and the general public.

The IGA headquarters is located in Bochum, Germany at the International Geothermal Centre of the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

The IGA sponsors a World Geothermal Congress (WGC) every five years that is attended by approximately 1,500 geothermal experts from around the world. Recent congresses have been in Florence, Italy (WGC1995), Beppu and Morioka, Japan (WGC2000), in Antalya, Turkey (WGC2005) in Bali, Indonesia (WGC 2010) and in Melbourne, Australia (WGC 2015). Proceedings from all past WGC's can be obtained from the IGA web site.

The next World Geothermal Congress 2020 will take place in Iceland.

Great News!

Through the GRC's affiliation with the International Geothermal Association (IGA) , all GRC Members are automatically members of the IGA, which offers discount registration to its World Geothermal Congress events (every 5 years), and a special discount rate for the international publication, Geothermics.

IGA members, are eligible for a special yearly rate of USD 285. If you want the special rate, please contact JournalsCustomerServiceEMEA@elsevier.com. Upon request, they will send a proforma invoice to your e-mail ID. You can make your payment via bank transfer, fax your card details or call them with the information provided in your invoice.

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