About the Institute of Earth Science and Engineering
The IESE is a research and development organisation at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. We work on a range of topics in the areas of geothermal energy, geo-hazards and environment, especially as they relate to the earth between the deepest drill holes and tallest buildings.
The backbone of IESE is its engagement in pure, applied, and relevant research and professional training focused on the accessible earth – that portion from which our resources come and whose processes and hazards that impact people. We seek to conduct our research in partnership with industry, government, and other universities.
We have a strong focus on geothermal systems, covering areas of geothermal geophysics and geology, reservoir modelling, geothermal geochemistry and mineralogy, and the energy business.
We also study earthquake and volcano hazards, with particular reference to those in the Auckland area and along New Zealand’s Alpine fault. Similarly, we are interested in the impact of both natural changes and industrial and cultural activities on geological processes.
We apply our cutting edge geothermal research to commercial services in geophysical exploration, borehole seismology, custom borehole instrumentation, reservoir monitoring, and advanced modelling. Geothermal project sites include the Americas, the Southwest Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.
Drawing on expertise from across the University, we are also a recognised leader in research on geo-hazards and the environment, and undertake commercial research and consulting on a wide range of related areas, including significant experience in reservoir modelling, seismic risk, and volcanic hazards.
We additionally provide introductory to advanced short course training programmes on various geothermal topics. These courses are often tailored for specific company training needs within New Zealand and internationally. For more details please refer here. Established in 2005, IESE's academic home is in the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland, and is affliliated to the Geothermal Institute. The IESE team brings together experience of more than 30 years in research, consultancy and training.
IESE has built close international partnerships with other research institutes, governments and industry, and has a strong track record in managing major geothermal and geological projects around the world.
For more information on our geothermal research, development and projects, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org