European Underground Laboratories Association

The European Underground Laboratories Association (EUL) is a registered non-profit organization that promotes science, research, technical development, innovation, education and various events at members’ underground laboratories.

EUL offers an innovation and business platform for individual companies, research centres and universities on regional, national and international levels. We help businesses develop concepts, processes, products and services that need an underground infrastructure. We also facilitate open cooperation between players operating in the public, private and third sectors. The platform environment enables the sharing of experience and supports long-term regional development.

The underground laboratories in the EUL

All laboratories

Background

The Baltic Sea region hosts multiple underground infrastructures that are actively used for research, innovation and tourism purposes. Underground environments are excellent for testing and educational activities because of their stable conditions in terms of geology, hydrogeology, temperature and climate.

In 2017, the EU funded the Baltic Sea Underground Innovation Network (BSUIN), a project focused on creating a network of underground facilities around the Baltic Sea. The BSUIN group had 13 members from eight Baltic Sea countries, running six underground laboratories. The goal was to make these laboratories more accessible for innovation, business development, science and tourism. Three years later, we are happy to announce the creation of the EUL network.

Results of the BSUIN project:

A database containing metadata and measured data related to the underground laboratories in the Baltic Sea region.

A web-based EUL tool that provides access to the database and information about the underground laboratories.

A transnational EUL network in the Baltic Sea region.

Partners

University of Oulu, Kerttu Saalasti Institute

Finland

Oulu University of Applied Sciences

Finland

University of Silesia in Katowice

Poland

Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co

Sweden

KGHM Cuprum Research & Development Centre Ltd.

Poland

TU Bergakademia Freiberg Technical University

Germany

German Research Centre for Geosciences

Germany

Vilnius University

Lithuania

National Center for Nuclear Research

Poland

Baltic ScientificInstruments

Latvia

Sotkamo Silver AB

Sweden

Tallinn University of Technology

Estonia


Associated Partners

Główny Instytut Górnictwa

Poland

University of Tartu, Institute of Physics

Germany

Pyhäjärvi Municipality

Finland

M-Solutions Oy

Finland

University of Tartu, Institute of Physics

Estonia

University of Oulu, Department of Architecture

Finland

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Physics

Finland

Normet Oy

Finland

Kalmar regional Council

Sweden

DMT GmbH

Germany

Muon Solutions Oy

Finland

Pyhäsalmi Mine Oy

Finland

University of Aarhus

Denmark

Amberg Group including Versuchsstollen Hagerbach (VSH)

Switzerland

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