Next Generation

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.

GEOLAB 2021 Next Generation Training
GEOLAB 2022 Next Generation Training
GEOLAB 2023 Next Generation Training
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Gain access to the GEOLAB research facilities

The GEOLAB Research Infrastructure is open for ground-breaking research and innovation by academic and industry users outside the consortium, the so-called transnational access. The access is funded from the EU project budget and includes technical & scientific support and training of the users.

In total 40 experiments are foreseen in the following rounds of calls for proposals:

  1. Experiments that proof innovative solutions to enhance the resilience of the Critical Infrastructure (CI) in Europe (opening 9 June 2021, deadline 10 October 2021).
  2. Experiments to study the pressures on CI, e.g., impact of climate change, aging, increased usage, extreme weather events and geo-hazards (opening expected in June 2022).
  3. Experiments to validate advances in numerical modelling and data science leading to a better engineering design (opening expected in June 2023).

Next Generation (NG) of Researchers: Training Workshops



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 through open calls for participants. Each training workshop will fund 15 researchers with travel and subsistence costs fully covered. 

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
GEOLAB project’s first event took place on Thursday 2 December 2021 and Friday 3 December 2021.