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2nd Facility Access call received 13 applications. Next call in Q1 2022

The 2nd call for Facility Access was open from 9 June to 16 July 2021, for proposals to get access to the ESL High Pressure and Temperature (HPT) and Tectonic modelling labs at Utrecht University, the CT scanners of the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facility at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and/or the Delft Petrophysics Lab at TU Delft.  In this 2nd call we received 13 applications, bringing the 2021 total to 31 applications, from all over the world. Successful applicants receive(d) the following services free of charge: lab/equipment use, technical support and scientific support for analyzing data for the duration of the access period. EPOS-NL expects to grant 22 to 25 out of the total 31 applications, fully in the spirit of sharing research facilities and open science!  The next call for EPOS-NL Facility Access will be open in Q1 2022. To stay informed about future calls, subscribe to our newsletter here: Stay

Open call for EPOS-NL Facility Access

Another call is open from 9 June to 16 July to get free of charge access to top EPOS-NL research facilities in the Netherlands, notably: the ESL High Pressure and Temperature lab at Utrecht University the ESL Tectonic modelling lab at Utrecht University the CT scanners of the Multi-scale Imaging and Tomography (MINT) facility at Delft University of Technology the Petrophysics Lab at Delft University of Technology Capabilities include CT scanning, triaxial compression testing, ring shear (friction) testing and analogue modelling of tectonic processes, including a wide range of surface scanners and cameras. Access can be remote (send in sample analysis) or physical (personal visit), depending on developments in corona restrictions, the requirements of the facility to be accessed and/or your wishes. Click here for more information.

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 (https://epos-msl.uu.nl/). 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.