This GEOTHERMICA research, innovation and demonstration project (requested budget: 1.14M Euro ) brings together a small team of the most experienced operators of geothermal projects and leading scientists from Switzerland, Germany and Iceland. We will improve and validate the advanced technologies for monitoring and controlling induced seismicity that have been developed and coded in the past three years. These technologies are now ready to be used as a data-driven, adaptive decision support tool during industrial applications, the core objective of COSEISMIQ. We will demonstrate the technology (TRL 6+) as part of a commercial, multi-well application (CRI 3-4). We choose Iceland as the demonstration site because here conditions are ideal: there are many existing and commercially successful geothermal projects and induced seismicity is common.


Institution/enterprise Country
Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich Switzerland
Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR) Iceland
GeoEnergie Suisse AG Switzerland
Reykjavik Energie Iceland
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Iceland
GFZ German Research Centre For Geosciences Germany


  Geothermica financing Total cost Own financing
COSEISMIQ - Total financing  1.148.958 2.479.458 1.330.500