Call for Proposals
Second Call for Proposals
GEOLAB provides a comprehensive suite of 11 complementary installations equipping the users from academia and industry with renowned tools for excellent research for the energy, water, urban and transport infrastructure sector.
The installations were specifically selected to ensure a wide range of capabilities to address problems across experiment scales, disciplinary boundaries and Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).
The research infrastructure installations are used to study the following:
- Ground stability related issues, e.g. consolidation, seepage, liquefaction, (coastal) erosion and slope stability.
- Water-soil-structure interaction, e.g. for roads, railways, tunnels, bridges, dams, foundations, buildings and buried cables & pipelines.
- Interaction of infrastructure systems with the environment, e.g. impact of climate change, extreme weather events, geo-hazards, static & dynamic loading and aging.
This Call for Proposals is an invitation to all eligible organizations to submit a proposal for an experiment to be hosted in one of the abovementioned facilities. The theme of the present call is: ‘Experiments to study the pressures on CI, e.g., impact of climate change, aging, increased usage, extreme weather events and geo-hazards (opened April 2022).’.
- The deadline for proposals is September 30th, 2022, 23.59 CET. Proposals received after this time cannot be considered.
- Proposals are reviewed by a group of independent experts (the User Selection Panel), of which the outcome is expected in January 15th, 2023.
To guide prospective users in preparing their proposal, further technical details on the capabilities of physical modelling at the experimental facilities can be found in the Description GeoLAB RI document. We ask prospective Users of the facilities to make clear in their proposal how their research will contribute to our understanding and enhancing of the resilience of the CI in Europe.
The GEOLAB project provides User Groups access free of charge to the facilities for their research project and covers travel and subsistence costs (within prescribed limits) as well. State-of-the-art measuring instruments, data-acquisition and processing systems will be available, as well as modern support facilities, such as library, computers, and internet access. Furthermore, visiting researchers are offered a scientific and intellectual environment, with assistance and guidance from experts at the host institute.
If you wish to find out more about the first call for proposals for Transnational Access, you can watch the webinar here.
GEOLAB second call for proposals for Transnational Access
Technical background - Critical Infrastructure; Research & Innovation
Inventory of facilities, technical specifications and experiment portfolio
Summary of Rules and Conditions for Transnational Access
Please note that the European Research Executive Agency (REA) prohibits any direct or indirect support, including financing, to legal person, entity or body established in Russia. No access to the GEOLAB research infrastructure may be provided to Russian researchers included in the sanctions list or to researchers affiliated to Russian public entities. Related cost are no longer eligible for funding.