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.
Underground laboratories can be found on almost every continent. Our interactive map shows the online discovered underground laboratories, their research categories (Web of Science, WoS), and user network based on WoS literature search.
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
Exploring the ULs’ expectations for a CRM system
Choosing the right CRM system for an organization is challenging, which is why prior to the acquisition, precise CRM system requirements and specifications should be defined to support decision-making. One of the aims of the project was to provide CRM system requirements specification for the ULs. To explore the needs and limitations of the ULs, an online survey was used in this project.
OCTOBER 3, 2021
BIG DATA and global underground laboratories
In the EUL project, we develop better customer management and marketing processes for the partner laboratories and enhance the discovery and usability of the created online platform.
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
Lessons Learnt: Baltic Sea Region Common Identity
There are quite a few ideas, thoughts, lessons that you get as working in a transnational project team. The Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN) project gave us a great opportunity to learn more about the common identity and differences that we have around our Baltic Sea.