More than 45 national and regional Geological Survey Organisations (GSOs) from over 30 European countries have joined forces to develop an ERA-NET Co-Fund Action:

Establishing the European Geological Surveys Research Area to deliver a Geological Service for Europe (GeoERA)

The main objective of GeoERA is to contribute to the optimal use and management of the subsurface while minimizing environmental impacts and footprint for geo-energy, raw materials and groundwater challenges. GeoERA will launch a co-funded joint call that will fund transnational research projects that will aim to support 1) a more integrated and efficient management and 2) more responsible and publicly accepted, exploitation and use of the subsurface.

The co-funded joint call is a two stage call to fund transnational research projects and will cover the applied geosciences, addressing the following four themes:


Secure, clean and efficient energy are at the heart of the H2020’s Societal Challenge 3. As Europe progresses to make its transition to a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy…

The objective of the groundwater theme is to provide data, information and decision-support tools for the protection, sustainable management and improvement of groundwater resources…

Mineral Raw Materials underpin societal development and Europe’s ambition for economic growth and well-being. The European Commission recognises the inportance og Raw Materials…

The geo-energy, groundwater and raw materials themes share the common objective to provide and disseminate spatial information on their respective resources…