EUL, or European Underground Laboratories Association, is a registered non-profit association to promote science, research, technical development, innovation, education and various events at members' underground laboratories.
The underground laboratories in the EUL network offer a wide range of research and development opportunities. All the facilities offer basic services, including infrastructure for research and underground activities.
Within the EUL network, there is a lot of experience in carrying out research and innovation projects in underground environments. We want to share this experience to facilitate the realization of new underground projects.
Underground laboratories provide unique possibilities to access and address key scientific challenges related to humans and the geosphere. Questions concerning geo-energy, geo-storage, environmental processes and resources can find solutions through activities underground.
The development is part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) under the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
“If a project needs a protected, stable environment, the Callio Lab is the perfect place.”
Marko Holma, CEO of Muon Solutions Oy
"The underground service is well developed and customized. Communication with the mine management is easy and uncomplicated and I experienced solution-oriented technical support."
Rüdiger Giese, senior scientist at the GFZ Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
“A low-background astroparticle physics experiment cannot be done at ground level due to the cosmic- ray induced background, it needs a deep underground location. The Pyhäsalmi Mine and the associated Callio Lab offered an ideal site. Moreover, the Callio internet network and wi-Fi is very good.”
Timo Enqvist, senior researcher at the University of Jyväskylä
“From a geochemical point of view, there are a large number of different experiments that could benefit from the controlled underground conditions to study various aspects of reduced groundwater of various salinity and ages in contact with fracture surfaces of various kinds.”
Mats Åström, professor at Linnaeus University
The Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network
The BSUIN project was presented at the 45th Congress of Polish Physicists in Krakow (Poland), September 13-18, 2019. The Congress is organized every two years in Poland. About 600 scientists from various branches of physics and related fields, physics teachers, representatives of industry and institutions financing research and their implementation, students and amateurs – physics.
News & events
MAY 19, 2020
Study of natural background radiation in Callio Lab (Finland)
The Callio Lab is one of the six underground laboratories participating in the BSUIN project. The natural background radiation (NBR) measurements were performed in Callio Lab (located in the Pyhäsalmi Mine (Finland)) in July 2018 by a group from the University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. The NBR measurement carried out at a depth of 1436 m (~4000 m w.e.) in the felsic volcanic bedrock occurs.
MAY 19, 2020
Open Day in Partner Institution – Institute of Physics, University of Silesia (Poland)
The BSUIN project was presented during the Open Day in Institute of Physics, University of Silesia (Poland).
MAY 14, 2020
Interview with Mia Pujol on intelligent lightning in underground conditions
The European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2020 was this year converted into EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20). The online program was held from 4th to 8th of May with inter- and transdisciplinary sessions, disciplinary sessions, Union symposia, and great debates. Short courses and other events took place in different formats.