The ThermoMap project focused on fostering the information environment on shallow geothermal potential across Europe. The key objective of the ThermoMap project was to provide an adequate, area-covering estimation of the superficial geothermal potential (up to 10 metres) of the nine countries which were involved in this project (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Romania and United Kingdom) on a large to medium scale. To achieve this objective ThermoMap developed a strategy to combine already existing data sets in the partner countries for an area-wide visualisation of shallow geothermic resources by soil, climatological, topographical, geological, groundwater and administrative data.
The project was divided into three phases: firstly the data collection and data harmonisation, secondly the set up of the model including processing, analysis and visualisation of the geodata, and finally the validation of the results (testing).
The ThermoMap project was an EC co-funded project (FP7-ICT Policy Support Programme) involving 12 participating project partners of 9 EU member states: ISOR (Iceland), BGS (United Kingdom), BRGM (France), RBINS EGEC (Belgium), REHAU and GBI FAU (Germany), PLUS (Austria), MAFI (Hungary), IGR (Romania) and IGME (Greece).