Empowering Underground Laboratories network usage (EUL)

EUL

The European Underground Laboratories Association is continuing the work begun by the BSUIN project in making underground laboratories more accessible for science and innovation. The Interreg Baltic Sea Region program funded project – Empowering Underground Laboratories Network Usage (EUL) – tests, validates, and enhances previously created BSUIN practices, tools, and approaches.
EUL laboratories

Project information

Project duration

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Funded by

European Structural and Investment Funds - INTERREG

Funding amount

791 200 EUR

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

Contact information

Project leader

  • Project manager
    Jari Joutsenvaara

Researchers

Project description

For three years (2017-2020) the Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN) project developed a service offering to make underground laboratories (ULs) more accessible for science and innovation through methodological geophysical, structural, organizational, and natural background radiation (NBR) characterization. This work is being continued by the newly formed European Underground Laboratories Association through the Interreg Baltic Sea Region program funded project – Empowering Underground Laboratories Network Usage (EUL).

EUL’s focus is on testing, validating, and enhancing the previously created BSUIN practices, tools, and approaches. Emphasis is placed on identifying global users and the effectiveness of marketing and customer relations management all the way from the first contact to the launch of a new business or project. EUL comprises of 6 underground laboratories and 13 partner organizations.

EUL is funded by Interreg Baltic Sea funding cooperation. Project duration is 12 months from January 2021 until December 2021. The total budget is 791,200 €. Project is lead by University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute.