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Dec 31, 2020

A new heat flow data viewer released

A viewer for the data of the global heat flow database has been launched today. Discover the IHFC database through our new interactive map.


Oct 06, 2020

Digital discussion workshop - Structure of the Global Heat Flow Database

After three months of intensive work in small thematic groups, the workshop members met for an intense discussion on the preliminary results. For more details and the furster steps, see the mintutes


May 14, 2020

Digital kick-off workshop

To initialize the collaborative design of a new heat-flow database structure, a digital kick-off workshop was held today. 23 participants are now working in small thematic groups to develop the new structure. See the mintutes

March 30, 2020

IJTHFA - 2020 issue online

The 2020 issue of the International Journal of Terrestrial Heat Flow and Applied Geothermics has been published.

Learn more about the IJTHFA or jump to the journal page.

March 20, 2020

Cermak7 - postponed

Due to the global development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to cancel the Cermak7 Meeting in 2020 and postpone it until May next year further notice. For more details, please check the 2020 conference page.


February 19, 2020

Heat flow Questionnaire

Beginning with the new term of the International Heat Flow Commission last summer, the IHFC decided at the IUGG in Montreal (minutes)to reorganize and relaunch the International Heat Flow Database. An essential part of it will be the restructuring and revision of the database and the development of a new heat-flow research data information system. Truly, this is ambiguous.

We think it is best to develop the functionality of the IHFC heat-flow data portal along the scientific needs of our community.

Please, share your past experience with the database and inform us on your requirements on a heat-flow data portal. Please let us know in particular about features, functionality and/or services that would be helpful for your work. With spending 5 minutes of your time, you can help us to get an overview of the demands and expectations.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part in this process.

Please give us your feedback in the online questionnaire (surveymonkey).

We will summarize the results here at the IHFC website and during the Cermak7 meeting, where the collaborative revision of the available data will be initiated in a special workshop ( If you wish to share your ideas prior to this event you are very welcome to give us a notice on that.

Update: Check out the results

Jump to: the working group: heat-flow database | the global heat-flow database

February 14, 2020

Cermak7 - abstract deadline in 2 weeks

The abstract submission for the Cermak7 meeting closes in two weeks from now (01 March 2020). You are cordially invited to register for the meeting and to submit abstracts.
Jump to the Cermak7 conference page.

January 17, 2020

Heat-flow special issue in Journal of Geodynamics planned

The IHFC is glad to announce a special issue in the Journal of Geodynamics (JoG, IF: 2.8) for the major scientific results of the upcoming Cermak7 meeting (Germany, May 2020). All papers will be subject to the high standard of peer review and contributions in relation to the C7 topics are welcome. More details.