Participation in EU/EC programmes

The department of Earth Sciences participates in the following EU-financed programmes and projects:


  • CREEP: Complex rheologies in Earth dynamics and industrial processes
    Dr. Hanneke Paulssen, Dr. André Niemeijer, Prof. dr. Chris Spiers, Dr. Suzanne Hangx
  • DESTRESS: Demonstration of soft stimulation treatments of geothermal reservoirs
    Prof. dr. Chris Spiers, Dr. Peter Fokker
  • EPOS: European Plate Observing System (European Research Infrastructure on Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Surface Dynamics and Tectonics)
    Prof. dr. Martyn Drury, Prof. dr. Chris Spiers, dr. Ernst Willingshofer, and others
  • FluidNET: Fluids driving the evolution of the continental crust: influence of pathway networks, fluxes, and time scales
    Dr. Oliver Plümper, Dr. Helen King
  • GEMex: Cooperation in Geothermal energy research Europe-Mexico for development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems and Superhot Geothermal Systems.
    Prof. dr. Jan-Diederik van Wees, dr. Fred Beekman, dr. Damien Bonté
  • LEAP-RE: Long-Term Joint EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership on Renewable Energy.
    Dr. Fred Beekman and others 
  • PRIDE: Drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity RIse and DEmise
    Prof. dr. Wout Krijgsman, Dr. Francesca Sangiorgi
  • P-TRAP: Diffuse phosphorus input to surface waters - new concepts in removal, recycling and management
    Dr. Thilo Behrends
  • SALTGIANT: Understanding the Mediterranean Salt Giant
    Prof. dr. Wout Krijgsman, Dr. Paul Meijer
  • SponGES : Deep-sea Sponge Grounds Ecosystems of the North Atlantic: an integrated approach towards their preservation and sustainable exploitation
    Prof. dr. Jack Middelburg
  • SUBITOP: Understanding subduction zone topography through modelling of coupled shallow and deep processes
    Dr. Ernst Willingshofer, Dr. Fred Beekman, Prof. dr. Dimitrios Sokoutis
  • UNBIAS: Unravelling bivalve shell chemistry: advanced techniques for accurate reconstructions of sub-annual climate
    Dr. Niels de Winter

Former Participations

  HORIZON 2020  
CLUMPLAB A clumped isotope lab for the Netherlands IF
COASTAL HYPOXIA Disentangling anthropogenic and natural causes for global coastal hypoxia IF
  7th Framework Programme  
EPOCA European Project on Ocean Acidification IP
IMAGE Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Exploration RTD
MEDGATE Reconstructing Mediterranean-Atlantic exchange during the Miocene ITN
ReCosy Redox processes controlling subsurface systems RTD
CRYSTAL2PLATE How does plate tectonics work: From crystal-scale processes to mantle convection with self-consistent plates ITN
GTSnext Towards the next generation Geological Time Scale for the last 100 million years ITN
QUEST QUantitative Estimation of Earth's Seismic Sources and Structure ITN
PERSEUS Policy-orientated marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas ITN
THROUGHFLOW Cenozoic evolution of the Indonesian throughflow and the origins of Indo-Pacific marine biodiversity ITN
TOPOMOD Sculpting the Earth's topography: insides from modeling deep surface processes ITN
UltimateCO2 Understanding the Long-Term fate of geologically stored CO2 ITN
RHEOMANTLE Evaluation of mantle rheology in exhumed strike-slip faults IOF
NANOREM Nanotechnology for contaminated land Remediation LIP
EUROPLANET European Planetology Network INFRA
HYDRALAB IV Dealing with the complex interaction of water with environmental elements, sediment, structures and ice INFRA
BALTIC GAS Methane emission in the Baltic Sea: Gas storage and effects of climate change and eutrophication BONUS+
HYPER Hypoxia mitigation for Baltic Sea Ecosystem Restoration BONUS+