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Also at EGU 2021: A new microscopy data workflow applied to samples from Cap de Creus, NE Spain.

Presentation title: Petrological microscopy data workflow – an example from Cap de Creus, NE Spain When: 30 April, 13:50   Session: Managing Geochemical Data from Field to Lab to Publication to Archive (ESSI3.9) Main presenter: Richard Wessels The structural geology group at Utrecht University is collaborating with the EarthCube-funded StraboSpotinitiative to develop (meta)data schemas, templates and workflows, to support researchers in collecting and publishing petrological and microstructural data. This data will be made available in a FAIR manner through the EPOS (European Plate Observing System) data publication chain ( The data workflow under development currently includes: a) collecting structural field (meta)data compliant with the StraboSpot protocols, b) creating thin sections oriented in three dimensions by applying a notch system, c) scanning and digitizing thin sections using a high-resolution scanner, d) automated mineralogy through EDS on a SEM, and e) high-resolution geochemistry using a microprobe. The purpose of this workflow is to

EPOS-NL at European Geosciences Union 2021

Presentation title: The Dutch research infrastructure EPOS-NL: Access to Earth scientific research facilities and data When: 30 April, 11:35 AM. Session: Bridging between Earth Science disciplines: Participatory Citizen Science and Open Science as a way to go (ITS2.4/SSS2) Main presenter: Ronald Pijnenburg In response to the growing geo-societal challenges of our densely populated planet, current research frequently requires convergence of multiple research disciplines, and optimized use of openly available data, research facilities and funds. EPOS-NL contributes to such optimized use. To get access to research facilities, researchers can apply to a bi-annual call, with 2021 calls planned in Q1 and Q3. EPOS-NL further works with researchers, data centers and industry to provide access to essential data and models (e.g. pertaining to the seismogenic Groningen gas field) within the framework of the European infrastructure EPOS, conforming to FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data principles. Read the full abstract here.

EPOS-NL at Nederlands Aardwetenschappelijk Congres (NAC) 2021

Presentation title: EPOS-NL: How to publish earth science data in the Netherlands When: 9 April 11:00-11:15 Session: Methods and instrumentation Presenters: Richard Wessels, Lora Armstrong, Vincent Brunst, Connie Clare, and Otto Lange Publishing research data in a Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) manner is becoming increasingly valued, and often required by funders and publishers. It also enables the reuse and citation of data, thereby increasing the impact of research. Under EPOS-NL, TU Delft and Utrecht University are collaborating to improve the FAIRness of earth science research data. To make data more FAIR, it can be sustainably published in data repositories, such as 4TU.ResearchData (TU Delft) or Yoda (Utrecht University). This collaboration evaluates the value of publishing FAIR data using both repositories, focusing on (harmonization of) the publication processes, their advantages and limitations. In addition, it targets the discovery of published data through other platforms, such as data catalogues and

Call closed. Next call in Q3 2021.

A call was open from 15 February to 26 March 2021, for proposals to get remote access (send-in sample analysis) to the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facilities at Utrecht University and Delft University of Technology and the ESL High Pressure and Temperature (HPT) Lab at Utrecht University. Remote access implies that researchers can send samples to these facilities, where experienced staff will perform analyses based on remotely provided instructions. Successful applicants received the following services free of charge: lab/equipment use, technical support and scientific support for analyzing data for the duration of the access period. In addition, sample shipment costs up to 100 Euro were covered.   EPOS-NL provides facility access to researchers from other institutes (national and international) than the university hosting the facility. Financial support for facility access is provided through the research infrastructure EPOS-NL, which is financed by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). To stay informed about future calls, subscribe to