The project name is inspired from the greek: Geo - γεω indicates the Earth, Th draws heat (thalpos - θάλπος), and topos - τόπος marks the place.
With this project the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources of CNR, with the technical and financial support of ENI, has given new life to the National Geothermal Data Base (BNDG) by inserting it on a modern WebGIS base and updating its content.
The database, which incorporates the subsurface stratigraphic data, indicate the characteristic of hot springs, gas and events with relevant data of geothermal wells, the isotherms at 1000, 2000 and 3000 meters from ground level and the heat flow to the surface, and the positions of the aquifers, all over the country.
The database, with its support for GIS, is a useful tool in all projects that require information of the subsoil, such as geothermal energy and CO2 storage, blending in searches carried out by the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, which will ensure its completion.
Access to data through WebGIS is evolving and will be expanded over time.
Part of the Project is currently available to the public; its expansion will depend on the public support that Geothopica will have.