EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

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TCS Multi-scale laboratories includes a wide range of world-class experimental laboratory infrastructures: from high pressure-temperature rock and fault mechanics and rock physics facilities, to electron microscopy, micro-beam analysis, analogue modelling and paleomagnetic laboratories.



Multi-scale laboratories overviewUnderstanding the processes that control the Earth's interior, and how these control phenomena ranging from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to the formation of natural resources, requires a research approach that combines a vast range of spatial and temporal scales. For example, the catastrophic effects of an earthquake that lasts a few seconds, are intimately linked to the previous millions of years of geological history and to the properties of nanometre scale minerals within the fault zone. This multi-scale nature of processes that operate Earth is reflected in the huge diversity of methods and infrastructures employed in Earth science research laboratories. Data produced within these laboratories are of crucial importance for understanding how Earth works and has evolved, for locating and safely exploiting of geo-resources, and for evaluating and protecting against geo-hazards.

The TCS Multi-scale laboratories will, for the first time, structure and harmonize the available and emerging laboratory data at all relevant scales, to create efficient and organized services that support lab-based research on solid Earth processes and make the vast amount of data produced in Europe available to all Earth scientists, to industry and to society, in usable form.

Major solid Earth science laboratory centres and specialists will form a coherent and organized network, fostering new collaborations, new synergies, innovation and exchange for better research.

The TCS Multi-scale laboratories includes wide range of world-class experimental laboratory infrastructures ranging from high pressure-temperature rock and fault mechanics and rock physics facilities, to electron microscopy, micro-beam analysis, analogue modelling and paleomagnetic laboratories.

The length scales encompassed by these laboratory centres range from the nano- and micrometre levels (electron microscopy and micro-beam analysis) to the scale of experiments on centimetres-sized samples, and to analogue model experiments simulating the reservoir scale, the basin scale and the plate scale.

The Multi-scale laboratories infrastructures are grouped into four main application areas:

Analogue modelling Labs

CNR, CNRS, CSIC, LMU, RM3, UU

Paleomagnetism Labs

CNRS, CSIC, INGV, RM3, UU

HPT and Rock physics Labs

CNRS, ETH, INGV, LMU, NERC, UBI, UU

Analytical Labs

CNR, CSIC, INGV, UBI

 


 

Analogue modelling laboratories

Laboratory

Institute, city, country

Contact

TecLab - Tectonic  Modelling Laboratory

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Ernst Willingshofer

Laboratory of Experimental Tectonics

Universitá degli studi "Roma TRE", Rome, Italy

Francesca Funiciello

HelTec - Helmholtz Laboratory for Tectonic Modelling)

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Matthias Rosenau

Tectonics Modelling Laboratory

IGG-CNR, Florence, Italy

Giacomo Corti, Marco Bonini

Grmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géosciences Rennes

CNRS-Rennes 1 University, Rennes, France

Stephane Dominguez

Gmmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géosciences Montpellier

CNRS-Montpellier University, Montpellier, France

Stephane Dominguez

LOGmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique d’Océanologie et de Géosciences

CNRS-Lille 1 University, Lille, France

Stephane Dominguez

Geoϕlab - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géosciences Le Mans

CNRS-Maine University, Le Mans, France

Stephane Dominguez

GEOAZURmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géoazur

CNRS-Nice Sophia Antipolis University, Nice, France

Stephane Dominguez

GETmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géosciences Environnement

CNRS-Toulouse University, Toulouse, France

Stephane Dominguez

GECmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Géosciences et Environnement

CNRS-Cergy-Pontoise University, Cergy-Pontoise, France

Stephane Dominguez

FASTmodel- Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Fluides Automatique et Systèmes Thermiques

CNRS-Paris Sud Orsay University, Paris, France

Stephane Dominguez

LMVmodel - Laboratoire de modélisation analogique Magmas et Volcans

CNRS-Clermont-Ferrand University, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Stephane Dominguez

Fragmentation Lab

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

Corrado Cimarelli

Laboratorio de Modelización Analógica de Estructuras Geológicas

Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain

Ana Crespo

Laboratorio de Modelización Analógica

Universidad de Zaragoza-IGME, Zaragoza, Spain

Teresa Román 

Laboratori de Deformació Experimental

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Elena Druguet 

GEOMODELS Analogue Modelling Laboratory

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Josep Anton Muñoz  

Magma chamber analogue modelling laboratory

CSIC-ICTJA, Barcelona, Spain

Adelina Geyer

 

Rock/melt physics experimental laboratories

Laboratory

Institute, city, country

Contact

Experimental rock deformation/HPT-lab

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Chris Spiers

HP-HT Laboratory of experimental Volcanology and Geophysics

INGV, Rome, Italy

Piergiorgio Scarlato

Rock Deformation Laboratory

ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

Claudio MadonnaAlba Zappone

Melt and magma thermal analysis lab/High temperature melt lab

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

Corrado Cimarelli

RMPL- The Rock Mechanics and Physics Laboratory

BGS British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK

Helen Reeves, Audrey Ougier-Simonin

Rock Mechanics Laboratory

University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Philip Benson

Rock & Ice Physics Laboratory

UCL University College London, London, UK

Philip Meredith

Experimental Geoscience Facility

The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Ian Butler, Ian Main

Rock Mechanics Laboratory

Durham University, Durham, UK

Stefan Nielsen

Geomechanics Laboratory, GEOLAB-CERENA

Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

Matilde Horta

Microseismology and Rock Physics Laboratory

ISEL - Physics Department, Lisbon, Portugal

Mário Moreira 

Laboratoire de Géologie

CNRS-Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Paris, France

Patrick BaudAlexandre Schubnel

Laboratoire de mécaniques des solides

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

Patrick Baud

Georessources

CNRS-Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Patrick Baud

Laboratoire de déformation

CNRS-EOST/Université of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Patrick Baud

Laboratoire 3S-R

CNRS-Université de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

Patrick Baud

ISTERRE

CNRS-Université de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France

Patrick Baud

Laboratoire des fluides complexes et leur réservoirs

CNRS-Université de Pau, Pau, France

Patrick Baud

Geosciences Montpellier 

CNRS-Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France

Patrick Baud

Rock Deformation Laboratory

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences,  Germany

Erik Rybacki

 

Paleomagnetism laboratories

Laboratory

Institute, city, country

Contact

Paleomagnetic Laboratory Fort Hoofddijk

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Mark Dekkers

Paleomagnetic Laboratory

INGV, Rome, Italy

Leonardo Sagnotti; Aldo Winkler

Paleomagnetic Laboratory

Universitá degli studi "Roma TRE", Rome, Italy

Francesca Cifelli

Laboratory of Paleomagnetism

CSIC-ICTJA and Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bet Beamud

Archeomagnetism Laboratory

CENIEH Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Josep M. Pares

Laboratory of Paleomagnetism

CSIC-IPNA, Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Islas Canarias, Spain

Vicente Soler

Laboratory of AMS (paleomagnetism) and Geophysical Prospection

IGME-Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Emilio L. Pueyo

Laboratory of Paleomagnetism

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and CSIC-IGEO, Madrid, Spain

Maria Luisa Osete

Paleomagnetic and Rock Magnetic Laboratory

Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Juan José Villalaín

Laboratory of Paleomagnetism

Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Daniel Rey García

Group of Magnetic Applications

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain

Lluís Casas

Paléomagnétisme IPG Paris

CNRS-Sorbonne Paris Cité University, Paris, France

Lagroix France

Paléomagnétisme LSCE Gif sur Yvette

CNRS-Versailles St Quentin University, Versailles, France

Kissel Catherine

Paléomagnétisme Géosciences Rennes

CNRS-Rennes 1 University, Rennes, France

Roperch Pierrick

Paléomagnétisme Géosciences Environnement

CNRS-Toulouse University, Toulouse, France

Macouin Melina

Paléomagnétisme Géosciences Montpellier

CNRS-Montpellier University, Montpellier, France

Poidras Thierry

Paléomagnétisme CEREGE Aix en Provence

CNRS-Aix Marseille University, Aix en Provence, France

Rochette Pierre

 

Analytical & microscopy laboratories

Laboratory

Institute, city, country

Contact

Electron Microscopy faclities

Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Martyn Drury

HP-HT Laboratory of experimental Volcanology and Geophysics

INGV, Rome, Italy

Piergiorgio Scarlato

Laboratory of X-ray diffraction

CSIC-ICTJA,  Spain

Jordi Ibáñez Insa; Josep Elvira

Laboratory of Geochemistry labGEOTOP

CSIC-ICTJA,  Spain

Marta Rejas; Jose-Luis Fernandez-Turiel

Laboratorios Analíticos

IGME-Universidad de Zaragoza,  Spain

Pablo Valverde

C.A.I. of Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain

María del Carmen Galindo

Laboratorio de Geocronología

Universidad de Cádiz,  Spain

Luis Barbero

IBERSIMS Facility

Universidad de Granada,  Spain

Fernando Bea; Antonio Azor

Laboratorios Analíticos de Geoquímica

Universidad de Oviedo,  Spain

David Pedreira

Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry Facility-SGIker

Universidad del Pais Vasco,  Spain

José Ignacio Gil Ibarguchi

Laboratorios Analíticos de Geología

Universitat de Barcelona,  Spain

Albert Soler

Laboratory of Stable Isotopes and Noble Gas NUCLEUS

Universidad de Salamanca,  Spain

Antonio M. Alvarez Valero 

ANDALCHRON

CSIC-IACT,  Spain

Carlos J. Garrido

LCGM Laboratory for Characterization of Geological Materials

(Raman microspectrometry lab  & Fluid inclusion microthermometric lab)

FCUP,  Portugal

Alexandra Guedes

Electron Microprobe

LNEG-UCTM,  Portugal

Adelaide Ferreira; Fernanda Guimares

Electron Microprobe, XRD, FTIR, and XRF

FCUL,  Portugal

Mário Gonçalves

Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry:

Ar-Ar geochronology laboratory

Archaeometry and microstratigraphic coring laboratory

Fission Track Laboratory

TIMS laboratories

IGG-CNR,  Italy

Gianfranco Di Vincenzo

Laboratory of Gas Geochemistry:

Fluid geochemistry laboratory

Stable isotopes laboratory

Rare gases mass spectrometry laboratory

IGG-CNR,  Italy

Chiara Boschi

 

Geochemical Microanalysis and Crystal-Chemistry:

Mass spectrometry la-icp laboratory

Secondary-ion-mass-spectrometry-sims-ion-microprobe-laboratory

Crystallography and crystal chemistry laboratory

Laboratori analisi con microsonda elettronica (Padova)

IGG-CNR,  Italy

Alberto Zanetti

 

Contact us

TCS Multi-scale laboratories

Skype

multi-scale-labs@epos-ip.org

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TCS Leader

IT contact person

Otto Lange

TCS Coordinator,

Communication & Financial contact person

Richard Wessels

TCS Legal & Governance contact person

Mirjam van Kan-Parker

TCS Data Services

Analogue models of geologic processes: Francesca Funiciello, Daniele Trippanera

Paleomagnetic and magnetic data: Aldo Winkler

Experimental data on rock properties: Audrey Ougier-Simonin

Analytical data on rock properties: Jose-Luis Fernandez-Turiel

TCS Trans-national Access (TNA)

Elisabetta Del Bello, Fabio Corbi