The aim of the ENGINE project (ENhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe) is
to stimulate the institutional and political support for geothermal energy. The
co-ordination action proposes to rally the critical mass among the geothermal experts
in Europe to produce an overview of the knowledge and methods applied to
Unconventional Geothermal Resources. The information system of the ENGINE
Co-ordination action intends to be the vector to share and promote the action of the
ENGINE community towards institutions, funding agencies and citizens.
The information system of the ENGINE co-ordination action consists in the
information, publication and dissemination by:
- organizing the ENGINE conferences and workshops and the publication of their
- facilitating the communication among the ENGINE partners;
- defining the publication policy of the ENGINE community;
- compiling the ENGINE partners relevant works on Unconventional Geothermal Resources;
- disseminating general information on Unconventional Geothermal Resources towards
media and citizens;
- participating to the training and education objective of the ENGINE project.
A Web site for the ENGINE project (http://engine.brgm.fr) sets out to be the main
tool to reach these objectives. A preliminary prototype has been developed and
proposed during the ENGINE kick off meeting in Potsdam on 10/11/2005. Its structure,
contains and improvements are presented. A section of the Web site is dedicated to
the ENGINE conferences and workshops management. A tool called Indico, set up during
an European project, has been implemented. It covers the needs of multiple meeting
organization: registering, call for abstract, time table, logistics, etc. Indico is
tested during the present launching conference and will be used by the ENGINE
partners in charge of the other meetings management.
The ENGINE Web site will be refined and completed during the progress of the project.
To make possible the success of the whole ENGINE information system, the
participation of all the partners will be needed. A great attention will be paid to
their knowledge and propositions. Furthermore, the Work Packages results will play a
major role to make concrete the information, publication and dissemination objectives
of the ENGINE co-ordination action.