Short Course V on Conceptual Modelling of Geothermal Systems in El Salvador 2013

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Short Course V on Conceptual Modelling of Geothermal Systems in El Salvador 2013

held in El Salvador 24 February - 2 March 2013


2013 (7 days)


El Salvador

Total participants



  • ISOR (Iceland GeoSurvey)
  • LaGeo


The annual “UN Millennium Development Goals” Short Course in El Salvador was held in February 24 – March 2, 2013.  The topic of the course was “Conceptual Modelling of Geothermal Systems” which drew a lot of interest.  The course was attended by 61 participants from 12 countries all over Latin America and the Caribbean, including six Central American countries, i.e. Costa Rica (1), El Salvador (18), Guatemala (2), Honduras (4), Mexico (6), and Nicaragua (12), four South American countries, i.e. Chile (5), Colombia (4), Ecuador (3) and Peru (3), two Caribbean islands, i.e. Dominica (1), and Nevis (2).  To this number can be added 23 lecturers, ten of whom came from the host country, seven from neighbouring countries, five from Iceland plus one from the USA. 

The Millennium Short Courses in El Salvador have been reaching a wider area every year, and this year saw the addition of Peru to the list of participating countries.  And this was actually the first time Peru participated in an official UNU-GTP event.  The increased participation of the South American countries with their vast and largely untapped geothermal resources is especially interesting, and we hope to see representatives from these countries at the 6 month training in the near future.  Papers written for this events in connection with the presented lectures were published on a CD in advance, which was distributed at the Short Course, and are now available at our website under Publication.



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