Lúdvík S. Georgsson

Lúdvík S. Georgsson

Director of United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP), Iceland

Bio

Lúdvík is the Director of United Nations University Geothermal Training Programme (UNU-GTP) in Iceland, and also a BoD member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA) since 2013, and head of its Education committee.

Lúdvík’s background is in Engineering Physics, graduating from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1975. In 1975-1989 he worked at Orkustofnun – National Energy Authority of Iceland, as a geophysicist and project manager for many geothermal projects in Iceland. Lúdvík became the Deputy Director of UNU-GTP in 1990 and the Director in 2013. His work has since focused on geothermal education and training for developing nations. He was responsible for planning and
execution of the 6-month geothermal training in Iceland, and training and courses given by the UNU-GTP in developing countries in recent years. Through his numerous geothermal site visits to nations around the world and participation in conferences and workshops he has a thorough knowledge on their status and needs in capacity building and support for geothermal development.