TECMOD-F (French Tectonic Modeling network) is a national collaborative network of French laboratories developing research projects involving analog or experimental modeling techniques. To date, 10 laboratories are connected to the network; Géosciences Rennes, Géosciences Montpellier, GéoSystèmes Lille, GéoAzur, GéophyLab Nantes, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, Géosciences et environnement Cergy, Magma et Volcan Clermont-Ferrand, FAST Orsay, and ISTerre Chambery.

The GEOMOD Conferences

The GeoMod conferences are biennial international workshops focusing on experimental and numerical modeling in Geosciences. Previous GeoMod conferences took place in Barcelona (2018), Montpellier (2016), Potsdam (2014), Lausanne (2012), Lisbon (2010), Florence (2008), Lucerne (2004) and Milan (2002). The next Geomod meeting is scheduled in 2021 (september 19-23) in Utrecht  (Netherlands, Universiteit Utrecht Ernst Willingshofer).

GEOMOD 2016, Montpellier, France

GEOMOD 2018, Barcelona, Spain

GEOMOD 2021, Utrecht, Netherlands

GEOMOD 2023, Paris, France


EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for Solid Earth science in Europe. EPOS mission is to integrate the diverse and advanced European Research Infrastructures for Solid Earth science and build on new e-science opportunities to monitor and understand the dynamic and complex solid-Earth System.

The TCS MULTI-SCALE Laboratories (WP16-MSL) includes a wide range of world-class experimental laboratory infrastructures: from high pressure-temperature rock and fault mechanics and rock physics facilities to electron microscopy, micro-beam analysis, analog modeling, and paleomagnetic laboratories.