The TransEnergy project addressed the key problem of using natural resources that are shared by different countries in a sustainable way. Worldwide there is a growing need for the enhanced use of renewable energies due to the increasing energy demands across the globe, restricted reserves of fossil fuels and considerations related to anthropogenic emission of carbon-dioxide affecting the climate system of the Earth.
The project’s aim was to provide a user friendly, web-based decision supporting tool, to show all relevant information on the potential, vulnerability and sustainability of the geothermal systems in the investigated trans-boundary regions, which were selected because of already existing utilisation conflicts and their extreme sensitivity for any further intervention by different management policies in the neighbouring countries.
The project was implemented through the Central Europe Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The partners are the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary (lead partner), the Geological Survey of Austria, the State Geological Institute of Dionyz Stur and the Geological Survey of Slovenia .