Fiji Geothermal workshop abstract deadline is the 15th of september 2017. We cordially invite you to submit your abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please use the attached sample abstract as a formatting guide and indicate presentation style (Poster/Oral).  

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The city Savusavu on the island Vanua Levu can be reached either by air from the international airport in Nadi or by boat. Due to the limited flight options the conference organisers will book a bus and boat trip for workshop attendants who wish to take this options.
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This workshop aims to build a pilot project to demonstrate a clean geothermal power solution for off-grid use in the South Pacific. The long term aim is to integrate multiple uses of naturally available geothermal heat for electric power, cooling solutions and providing fresh water and other direct heat uses to local communities. The workshop is taking place in Savusavu, Vanu Levu between the 25.09 to 29.09. 2016. Following by a three days field trip in Vanua Levu, which is the second biggest island of the Fiji archipelago and features the main manifestations of geothermal hot spring activity.The geothermal potential of the island has been estimated high enough to provide clean power for the two main islands. There is, however, no geothermal plant operating to date.

The field trip in Vanua Levu will be done by bus.

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29.08.2016 Launch of the project entitled „Win–Win situation between landowners, government and the mining industry in the South Pacific”at the University of the South Pacific .

04.09.2016 Establishment of the cooperation between the University of the South Pacific (Dr. Holger Sommer, USP) and the University of New South Wales, Australia (Prof. Klaus Regenauer-Lieb, UNSW).

04.09.2016 Launch of the Pilot project entitled „Pilot Plant Geothermal Freezer, Vanua Levu, South Pacific“ .

15.09.2016 Establishment of the international collaboration between researchers of the SRT project entitled „Win–Win situation between landowners, government and the mining industry in the South Pacific” and the International Geothermal Association (IGA; www.geothermal-energy.org).

30.10.2016 Launch of the project related website www.geothermalcities.com

Participant Signup

Please register your self for the workshop till the 15th of september 2017 by sending an abstract, a letter of research interests and a picture from yourself to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. After receiving the abstract, we will send you payment details. Registration fee for the workshop is 800FJ$ for staff (Professor, Lecturer etc.) and for students 700FJ$. The workshop fee includes ice breaker party, gala dinner and coffee/tea break in the morning and in the afternoon. The costs for the field trip in Vanua Levu is 400FJ$.  The workshop will be held in the Daku resort in Savusavu, Fiji. Accomodation is available in the Daku resort as well. A list of several hotels in Savusavu will be available soon.

Pilot Project A+B: Geothermal Refrigeration and Freezing Facility at Savusavu and Waikatakata Hot Spring, Natewa

 

Project A is on-grid Project B is off-grid. The projects cover a central refrigeration facility for Savusavu and off-grid for Natewa Village and surrounding villages (1000 people). Project A has a higher economic potential, whereas project B is of higher social humanitarian relevance to improve the health and living conditions. There is no electricity and chiller available within 90 minutes’ drive of Natewa village.

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