GEOLAB welcomes over 130 guests for its first webinar on Transnational Access Activities
An Introduction to GEOLAB’s Geotechnical Research Facilities and How to Apply for Access, the project’s first webinar, took on June 23rd, and welcomed over 130 attendees from 28 countries, representing 75 different organisations.
The objective of this first GEOLAB webinar was to highlight the features of the unique experiment installations available in the GEOLAB research infrastructure and the call for proposals mechanisms.
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.
The Agenda of the webinar can be visualised below, and recordings of the webinar are available here.