Superhot Geothermal Systems and the Development of EGS

From identification to characterisation and suitable use


The GEMex project is a research cooperation between a European consortium (funded through H2020) and a Mexican consortium (funded by CONACyT) to develop and address exploitation concepts for superhot geothermal resources and for hot Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The project includes resource assessment, exploration and characterisation of the deep structures, advanced reservoir models and exploitation concepts incl. drilling, stimulation and operational issues. In addition, environmental impact was assessed and public acceptance was actively investigated.

The final conference of GEMex will serve as a platform to present and discuss results from the projects and to learn about other researches and projects related to the topics of superhot geothermal sources (SHGS) and hot EGS. Contributions are encouraged and welcome addressing any of the aspects associated with the investigation, development and/or exploitation of such geothermal resources in any part of the world.


Event admission is free of charge. For registration to the GEMex Final Conference, please register online until January 24, 2020.


1 Nov 2019Meeting Conference registration and abstract submission open
15 Dec 2019Abstract submission closes
17 Jan 2020Notification of accepted authors (fast-track notification for non-European submissions)
24 Jan 2020Registration closes

Preliminary Agenda

17 February 2020

13:00 – 17:00

General Assembly of the GEMex project, restricted to GEMex participants only

17:00 - 19:00

Ice-breaker (building H, Foyer)

18 February 2020


On-site registration

09:00 - 10.30

Opening ceremony

11:00 - 13:00

Session1: Presentations

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session 2: Posters

16:00 - 17:30

Session 3: Presentations

19:00 - 22:00

Conference Dinner

19 February 2020

09:00 - 10:30

Session 4: Presentations

11:00 - 13:00

Opening ceremony

11:00 - 13:00

Session 5: Posters

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Session 5: Presentations

16:00 - 17:30

Closing Session


The conference takes place on the premises of GFZ German research Centre for Geoscience, Building H, on the historical science campus on Telegrafenberg in Potsdam

GFZ campus
GFZ campus

You can download the campus plan here


Hotel Mercure Potsdam **** - very close to GFZ and Potsdam main station. If you book via telephone (or e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) before 9 Dec 2019, you might use the keyword GEMEX and prices will be fixed to 79,40 € single room and 104,40€ for a double room, both including breakfast.

Altstadt Hotel Potsdam*** - in the city centre, with good connection by public transport.

B&B Hotel Potsdam – very close to GFZ and directly next to Potsdam main station. Newly opened in 2016 – modern, but simple.

MAXX Hotel **** - close to the city centre, pulic transport and the historical Sanssouci Park.

How to get there?

Departure Berlin Main Station: Regionalexpress RE1 (direction: Magdeburg Hbf or Brandenburg Hbf)
or Regionalbahn RB21/22 (Direction: Potsdam, Golm Bhf)
or S Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf),
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof

Departure Tegel Airport (TXL): Take the bus X9 or bus 109 (destination: Zoologischer Garten) and change at Zoologischer
Garten to Regionalexpress RE1 (direction: Magdeburg Hbf or Brandenburg Hbf)
or Regionalbahn RB21/22 (Direction: Potsdam, Golm Bhf)
or S Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hbf),
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof

Departure Schönefeld Airport (SXF): Take the Regionalbahn RB22 (direction: Potsdam Hbf or Potsdam Griebnitzsee),
destination Potsdam-Hauptbahnhof.

From Potsdam main station to GFZ, the bus 691 runs in the morning and in the afternoon.

If you need to look for connections, you can use the website of the local transport: