The EGU Heat Flow Spring 2024 is a series of meetings during the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria (14-19 April 2024) promoting research on terrestrial heat flow. We are planning the following activities on Wednesday to Friday afternoon during the EGU week:

  • Wednesday the 17th of April, 2-6 pm (splinter meeting SPM14 in room 2.61)
    The World Heat Flow Database Project will hold its stakeholder meeting on Wednesday afternoon. The project aims to develop a new research data infrastructure for the IHFC Global Heat Flow Database that offers a one-stop shop for comprehensive information on heat-flow related data, publications, projects, and researchers. This meeting is by invitation. If you are interested, please contact us.

  • Thursday the 18th of April, 2-6 pm (splinter meeting SPM24 in room 2.61)
    Task Force VIII of the International Lithosphere Program (ILP) (2021-TF8 - Lithospheric Heat Flow – Global Data Assessment Project) meets for its annual business meeting and to present its work. The task force coordinates the Global Heat Flow Data Assessment Project to provide a quality-controlled, authenticated global database of heat flow values and other thermal data. This project supports the International Heat Flow Commission (IHFC) whose mission includes promoting geothermal research and maintaining and disseminating the Global Heat Flow Database to the global community of Earth Scientists.

  • Friday the 19th of April, 2-6 pm (splinter meeting SPM25 in room 2.61)
    The EOV supporter team gathers under the umbrella of the IHFC marine heat flow working group on the weekend following the EGU events. Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) are vital to measure, to deliver ocean forecasts and early warnings, climate projections and assessments and protect ocean health and its benefits. These variables help us interpret the connection between the ocean and the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and anthroposphere. The supporter team was founded in December 2023. During the splinter meeting, the EOV team will present itself and its idea to the attendees. On Saturday and Sunday (20/21 April) a 2-day workshop will follow, where the collaborating writing on the EOV specification sheet will start. These spec sheets are required for the Global Ocean Observatory System, who evaluates and approves such variables.

You would like to join?

Great. Just come along. All sessions are open to everyone. For the stakeholder meeting, we kindly ask you for registration by email.

Who is organizing?

  • Sven Fuchs, Ben Norden, Florian Neumann, Raquel Negrete Aranda, Jeffrey Poort (all: International Heat Flow Commission, IHFC)
  • Questions?


Who is supporting?


Where we are:

Room 2.61 (upper left corner, directly in front of Foyer B)