48 national and regional Geological Survey Organisations (GSOs) from 33 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. 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: