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October 2021: Students from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, visited Oslo and surroundings during 25-30 October. Ana-Maria Hreniuc-Moroşan, Cristina Radu, Vlad Ciulică and Alex Zlibuţ presented results of geological and geophysical data acquisition performed in this summer to our colleagues from the University of Oslo, Norway. Their work visit is part of the activities proposed in the Norway Grant – Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania).

October 2021: Assist. Prof. Ioan Munteanu and his colleagues from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, had a presentation at the Balkan Geophysical Society conference entitled Structure of the North Eastern Pannonian Basin, Romania, a Review. The presentation can be found in the Work Plan Section – WP2 of the website.

September 2021: Magnetotelluric (MT) measurements were performed by students and professors from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, and researchers from the University of Oslo. The MT points were located in the Sighetu Marmaţiei, Cavnic, Baia Sprie, Tg. Lăpuş areas, Maramureş county, România. These measurements are part of the activity „Acquisition of new geo-data” from the Norway Grant – Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania).

August 2021: Students and professors from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, performed geological and hydrogeological investigations in the Baia Mare area, Romania. Ambient seismic measurements, magnetic and magnetotelluric measurements were performed along 3 profiles located in the vicinity of the Satulung and Săcălăşeni villages, Maramureş county, Romania. These measurements are part of the activity „Acquisition of new geo-data” from the Norway Grant – Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania).

July 2021: Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, and PROSPECTIUNI S.A. performs seismic reflection measurements using controlled sources in the Miresu Mare-Satulung- Farcasa-Sacalaseni area, Maramures county, Romania. These measurements are part of a research project entitled “Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania) – Geysir-BaiaMare, Norway Grants – UEFISCDI..

July 2021: Ambient seismic noise measurements were performed by a group of researchers from the Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest, between 19-24 July 2021 in the Satulung area, Maramures county, Romania. These measurements are part of a research project entitled “Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania) – Geysir-BaiaMare, Norway Grants – UEFISCDI

May 2021: Passive seismic measurements were performed along 3 profiles in the vicinity of the Miresu Mare village, Maramures County. The measurements were performed with the purpose to retrieve body wave reflections and surface waves from ambient seismic noise processing. Images from the field can be found in the Gallery Section.

April 2021: Assoc. Prof. Ionelia Panea and her colleagues had a presentation at the European Geoscience Union 2021 about A multidisciplinary study for geothermal energy sources identification in the Baia Mare area (Romania) funded through the Norway Grants mechanism, UEFISCDI. The poster can be found in the Work Plan Section – WP2 of the website.

March 2021: A positive response was received from the Maramures County Division of Culture, Minister of Culture, regarding the performing of geophysical measurements along three profiles located in the Miresu Mare – Satulung – Farcasa – Remetea Chioarului and Sacalaseni, Maramures County (read here).

December 2020: Assoc. Prof. Ionelia PANEA had a working meeting with the mayor and the local councillor of Miresu Mare, a commune in Maramures County, in which she presented the main goals of the research project Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania), funded thorugh the Norway Grants mechanism, UEFISCDI. A research agreement with the University of Bucharest was signed by the mayor to provide support for the geological, geophysical, geochemical and hydrogeological measurements and investigations that will be performed in the Miresu Mare area.

December 2020: Prof. Carmen GAINA and her colleagues had a presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020 about the Subsurface geothermal potential of the Baia Mare region (Romania), as part of the project Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania), funded thorugh the Norway Grants mechanism, UEFISCDI. The poster can be found in the Work Plan Section – WP1 of the website.

October 2020: Dr.Cezar IACOB joined to the research team of the project Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania), funded through the Norway Grants mechanism, UEFISCDI. Cezar studied geophysics at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, graduating with an engineering diploma in 2008. He continued the post-graduate studies at the same faculty, obtaining a PhD diploma in Geophysics in 2012, with a thesis called “Geoelectric, magnetic and seismic investigations on tailing ponds in Romania”. He worked for 10 years in research at the University of Bucharest, being part of multiple interdisciplinary projects. More info can be found in his CV from the Project Team Section of the website. In the project, Cezar will be involved in the seismic and magnetotelluric measurements performed in order to provide information about the deep geological structure in the study area.

October 2020: PhD student Catalin Florin BOUARU joined to the research team of the project Geothermal energy sources identification after joint interpretation of geo-data from the Baia Mare area (Romania), funded through the Norway Grants mechanism, UEFISCDI. Catalin studied geophysics at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, graduating with an engineering diploma in 2009. He continued his Master studies at the same faculty, graduating in 2010. He works for PROSPECTIUNI S.A. since 2009. More info can be found in his CV from the Project Team Section of the website. In the project, his tasks will be to design, record and process active and passive seismic data in order to unravel the subsurface structural geology and to identify water-bearing formations in the study area.   

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