Become a high-skilled geospatial professional
TimelineFrom January 2014 to 1 January 2018
ThemeNew & renewable energy
Funded byMinistry of Foreign Affairs
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The GEOCAP project is a public-private partnership in which Indonesian and Dutch knowledge institutions, universities and companies are working together on issues related to geothermal energy The Government of Indonesia has high ambitions for shifting to new and renewable energy sources, and changing the energy mix in the country. This required more personnel at academic as well as operator level than the current system could produce, and created a gap that needed to be filled. The GEOCAP consortium is working hard to achieve this.

The objective of the programme is to increase the capacity of Indonesia’s ministries, local government agencies, public and private companies and knowledge institutions in developing, exploring and utilizing geothermal energy sources, and to assess and monitor its impact on the economy and the environment. This is done through a wide range of work packages dealing with education and training, research, a subsurface database program, development of direct use applications, and a program aiming at innovative activities for the future. Education and training is developed in cooperation with three Indonesian universities, but is also aiming for technical and operational training within the national qualification framework.

As part of this project ITC is working together with ten partners, including geothermal energy companies from Indonesia and the Netherlands, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Utrecht University, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and three Indonesian universities (i.e. ITB, UGM and UI).

Contact persons

prof.dr. F.D. van der Meer
Project leader
dr. D. Alkema
Project officer
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