Tribute to Scientifc Contributions of Vladimir Cermak

Keywords: Tribute to Vladimir Cermak, Emeritus Professor, Global Geothermics


Dr. Vladimír Čermák is currently one of the well-known research scientists in the field of global Geothermics. Initiated his early works measuring terresttial heat flow, first in Czechoslovakia but later extemnding into various other European countries. At the Geophysical Institute (Prague) he defended his PhD work (1967) and his DrSc thesis (1981). Under broad international cooperation these activities lead to the construction of the first continental scale heat flow map of Europe. Later, he become the Director of the Institute of Geophysics (1990-1998), now of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, where at present serves as Emeritus Professor of Sciences. He is author of more than 300 publications in Geothermics. He is well known for the pioneering works on long-term monitoring of subsurface temperatures in the famous geothermal borehole of Prague since 1990. Systematic monitoring of temperatures in this borehole continues to the present day. He was honoured at the 2015 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) meeting. The prposed 2022 meeting of the Internatioanl Heat flow Commission – IHFC is named after Vladimir Cermak.