GEOLAB’s Second Call for Proposals

GEOLAB’s Second Call for Proposals is now open!

This Call for Proposals is an invitation to all eligible organisations (the eligibility criteria can be found here) to submit a proposal for an experiment to be hosted in one of GEOLAB’s facilities. The theme of the call is: Experiments to study the pressures on Critical Infrastructure, e.g., impact of climate change, aging, increased usage, extreme weather events and geo-hazards.’

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.

A guide on technical details about the capabilities of physical modelling at the experimental facilities can be found in the GEOLAB Research and Innovation document here, which will help prospective Users prepare their proposal. We ask prospective Users of the facilities to make it clear in their proposal how their research will contribute to the understanding and enhancement of the resilience of Critical Infrastructure 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.

The deadline for proposals is September 30th, 2022, 23.59 CET.

The received proposals will be reviewed by a group of independent experts and the outcome is expected to be announced on January 15th, 2023.

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