Full Name: Chris Bromley
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Short CV Chris Bromley is a senior geothermal researcher and consultant, with 35 years of international experience. He is based at GNS Science, Wairakei, a New Zealand Government owned research institute, and is well known for his resource assessments, geophysical exploration, and environmental studies of geothermal fields in Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Kenya, Iran, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Geothermics, Chairman of the IEA Geothermal Implementing Agreement, a member of the IPGT Induced Seismicity Working Group, and heads international geothermal environmental-effects research. Chris was a lead author of the geothermal chapter of the IPCC renewable energy report (SRREN), a reviewer of EGS projects for the US-DOE geothermal technologies program, a session chairman and keynote speaker at 18 international meetings including: RE2006 (Japan), RE2008 (Korea), WGC-2010 (Indonesia), IEA-NEET 2012 (China), and 3rd ICEPE 2013 (Germany). He was a keynote speaker at geothermal workshops in Chile, Australia, China, Italy, United Kingdom, Japan and New Zealand. He peer reviews operational management of three New Zealand geothermal fields, provides technical advice to regulators, and has been a guest lecturer and an external examiner for the Geothermal Institute at Auckland University. During his career, he has published 94 refereed papers, 105 others, and 190 consulting reports (70% as first author). He has presented at 79 conferences, and convened 5 international workshops on induced seismicity, sustainability, global geothermal potential, geothermal innovation and environmental mitigation. In 2014, Chris was awarded the prestigious Hochstetter Lecturer Award by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand, and presented a series of 18 lectures on the science underlying New Zealands rapid growth in geothermal deployment.
1976: BSc Hons, Physics; 1979: MSc Hons, Geophysics
Areas of expertise
Business Development: Assessment of Environmental Effects
International Geothermal Association: Member
Bromley, C.J.; Brockbank, K.; Glynn-Morris T.; Rosenberg, M.D.; Pender M.; OSullivan, M.; Currie S. 2013 Geothermal subsidence study at Wairakei-Tauhara. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Geotechnical engineering, 166(2): 211-223; doi: 10.1680/geng.12.00040