Call for Proposals
Call for Proposals 2023
Third 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 research groups (see the summary of rules and conditions for transnational access) to submit a proposal for an experiment to be hosted in one of the abovementioned facilities, free of charge. The theme of the present call is ‘Experiments to validate advances in numerical modelling and data science leading to a better engineering design’.
- The deadline for proposals is on September 30th, 2023, 23:59 CET. Proposals received after this time cannot be considered.
Proposals are reviewed by a User Selection Panel, the outcome of which is expected to be known on January 15th, 2024.
To guide prospective users in preparing their proposal, further details on the capabilities of physical modelling at the experimental facilities can be found here. We ask prospective Users of the facilities to make clear in their proposal how their research will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of enhancing the resilience of the Critical Infrastructure in Europe.
The programme 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. Access is made available for projects, in general not exceeding 1 month.
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.
Call for Proposals Webinar 2023
GEOLAB’s Call for Proposals Webinar took place on May 9th, 11:00 – 12:30 CET. Below is the recording of the presentations from the webinar provided by TU Darmstadt, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, University of Cambridge and University of Maribor and the presentations in slideshow format.
3. 3D HDSM
In the webinar, we presented an overview and update on project activities from the Second Call for Proposals and fielded questions in relation to the presentations and access policy.
3 – 3D High Density Spatial Measurements
4 – Q&A