Tuesday, February 7, 2017

USA, Hawaii: Geothermal Energy Session and Fieldtrip - Submit Abstracts by February 14

2017 Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section

23–25 May 2017, Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA

We invite you to submit your contributed presentation(s) to:
T14: Advances in Geothermal Resource Investigations, convened by Pete Stelling, Nick Hinz, Nicole Lautze and Garrett Ito

Description: Exploration, development and support of geothermal energy is entering a period of resurgence in the western U.S. and around the world.  We welcome contributions pertaining to any geothermal and hydrothermal location or topic, including exploration updates, technological breakthroughs, modeling results and more. 

You may submit as many abstracts as you like by the deadline of 14 February 2017. Submit abstracts online.

There is also a field trip associated with this session: 
5. Structural Geology and Geothermal Energy of Kīlauea Volcano, Island of Hawai‘i. 

Cost: US$242. Min 11, max 18. 8 a.m. Sat., 20 May to 4:30 p.m. Sun. 21 May.
Stephen Martel, Univ. of Hawai‘i, smartel@hawaii.edu; Nicole Lautze, Univ. of Hawai‘i, nlautze@higp.hawaii.edu; Peter Drakos, Ormat Technologies Inc., pdrakos@ormat.com

Description: This trip will provide an overview of Kīlauea’s structure and activity, particularly how they relate to geothermal energy. We will visit a geothermal power plant as well as rift zone faults and pit craters. This 2-day trip will depart from the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (island of Hawai‘i) at 7:45 am on Saturday May 20, and return to the hotel by 4:30 pm on Sunday May 21. Participants will be responsible for their own airfare and reservations to and from Hilo, lodging in Hilo, breakfasts, and dinners. Lunches will be provided.