Next Generation (NG) of Researchers Initiatives
Through the six universities in GEOLAB and the other universities in the user community, we have access to an extensive academic network and international societies. Networking Activities (NAs) and other specified actions are targeted at educating and training the Next Generation (NG) of researchers. These researchers can then be truly called NG as they have acquired the ability to better assess the added value of physical modelling and use the physical modelling tools in combination with data and numerical modelling for science and engineering. Developing the skills of these future research leaders ensures that we have an impact on future research and innovation.
Six leading universities across Europe are part of the GEOLAB consortium and four universities outside Europe are member of the user community. As part of their education program, graduate and doctoral students will be encouraged to participate in the relevant GEOLAB networking events and become involved in the TA projects. GEOLAB will broaden its reach to the NG of researchers by developing the following training opportunities:
- Internships for high-potential NG researchers at TA providers to better understand the ins and outs of the GEOLAB installations.
- Training workshops to learn a range of skills related to experimental research (e.g. best-practices in experimental protocols and measurements).
- Online instruction videos that can be accessed via the GEOLAB website so that all researchers can engage in the educational programme.
1. Provide NG researchers and engineers with basic trainings on the latest state-of-the-art laboratory experimentation, scale modelling and measurement techniques
2. Build-up of virtual training resources to share the knowledge and expertise of the GEOLAB network with professionals in the wider science and engineering community
3. Provide NG researchers with unique internship opportunities within the GEOLAB network
Next Generation (NG) of Researchers: Training Workshops
Several Networking Activities within the GEOLAB project are targeted at educating and training the Next Generation (NG) of researchers and engineers. These candidates will acquire the ability to better assess the added value of physical modelling and use the physical modelling tools in combination with data and numerical modelling for science and engineering. Developing the skills of these future research leaders ensures that we have an impact on future research and innovation.
To this aim, three basic training workshops will be organised within the duration of the GEOLAB project. There will be an open call for participants for each training workshop, with travel and subsistence funds for 15 researchers.
In the framework of the NG training workshops, the GEOLAB community is committed to developing and improving the skills and knowledge of these researchers and engineers in the following key areas:
- Experiments with the GEOLAB installations with focus on scaling issues, experimental design, measurement techniques and interpretation
- Physical modelling of CI subjected to external processes such as climate change, geo-hazard and aging
- Use of data collection tools and data processing and analyses techniques, including software protocols
- Examples of interaction between physical modelling, numerical modelling, and engineering solutions