The Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) is accepting proposals for consultancy services for the evaluation of the geothermal energy potential from seabed hydrothermal systems in the Area.

The consultancy will aim to review and identify relevant bathymetric data sets provided by ISA contractors for all three types of seabed mineral (polymetallic nodules, polymetallic sulphides and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts) and generate animated visualizations of the seabed and mineral resources.

Applicants should have the requisite experience and expertise in i) the assessment of geothermal energy, (ii) geological modelling of geo- and hydrothermal systems, (iii) geothermal fluid flow, heat flux estimations, capacity calculations, assessments of energy production and (iv) engineering solutions, technical installations, monitoring systems and energy transportation systems.

Application should be submitted to no later than 31 October 2022.

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