Mid-Term Conference in Glasgow

Join DESTRESS for its Mid-Term conference on 5 April 2018! The conference tackles advances in soft stimulation methods in deep boreholes. International experts will talk about latest research results addressing economical, sustainable and environmentally responsible extraction of geothermal energy. Furthermore, you will get insights into on-going geothermal projects around the world. Do you want to join us? Then do not hesitate and register yourself here until 21 March 2018. The participation is free of charge.

Click here for the online registration form


The event will take place at the university of Glasgow at Gilmorehill campus. It is located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city centre (postcode G12 8QQ). The room of the conference is in the James Watt South building, Room 375 (see detailed map).


09:00 - 09:30: Registration and welcoming
09:30 - 11:00: Soft-stimulation treatments at demonstration sites I
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30: Soft-stimulation treatments at demonstration sites II
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:45: Risk assessment and business case
14:45 - 15:30: Soft-stimulation social study and public acceptance
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 - 17:50: Innovative technologies
17:50 - 19:00: Closing, reception and networking

For detailed programme see the flyer.

Social event: whisky tour

Participants who arrive already on 4 April in Glasgow have the chance to visit with us the Auchtenthoshan whisky distillery in the evening. On a guided tour, you will learn about the making of a triple distilled Single Malt Whisky from start to finish. We would start around 5 o'clock with a light meal in a restaurant close to the University of Glasgow and then travel togehter to the distillery. The plan is to be back in the city not later than 9 o'clock. Please indicate in the registration form in the comments section whether you wish to join the light meal and/or the whisky adventure with us. Further information will follow for those who registered for the tour.

Social event: whisky tour

Travelling information

How to get to Glasgow

  • Direct flights to Glasgow Airport.
  • Edinburgh airport offers more flights than Glasgow. There is a bus service between Edinburgh airport and Glasgow. This travel takes around 1 hour.
  • Flights to Manchester airport. Every two hours (07:00, 09:00, etc) there is a direct train from Manchester Airport station to Glasgow central station, taking around three and a half hours and travelling through some spectacular scenery.

How to get from Glasgow Airport to the university

  • There is a bus service between the airport and the city centre. The bus does not serve the university directly: you must get out at George Square at Queen Street Station, where you can get the subway to Hillhead.
  • A taxi from the airport to the University costs around £20.

How to get from Glasgow city centre to the university

  • By bus: routes 4, 4A and 15 run through the university campus from the city centre. Find here the bus timetables.
  • By subway: Hillhead is the main station for the University. Find more information here.


We recommend the following hotels for staying over, which are located close to the university and are in about 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the venue.

The rates per night include breakfast. Please check www.booking.com for special offers for these places, it might be worth booking there.

Sightseeing in Glasgow

Back in the 1940s, the shipbuilding yards and other industrial sites around Glasgow were heaviliy bombared. However, the city centre remained largely intakt. As a result, Glasgow has the best preserved city centre of any large British city, with buildings built of many types of stone. Strolling around the city you can therefore combine with a small geological excursion.

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Any questions?

Do not hesitate to contact the communication office or our project manager.


Download the programme flyer here.