Imaging Earth Matters
The EXCITE Network makes leading-edge research facilities accessible to all Earth scientists. We connect with you, offer access to workshops and webinars, help to prepare your proposals for facility access, and actively support your research goals.
The EXCITE Network is a European H2020 infrastructure tailored to advance the imaging of Earth and planetary materials. Twenty-four facilities in nine countries join hands, committed to facilitate your scientific progress and to bring a positive impact on research, industry, and society.
The European EXCITE Network offers you a chance to use both excellent electron and X-ray facilities, and to team up with leading Earth-materials scientists. Develop new collaborations, join cross-disciplinary initiatives and execute progressive electron and X-ray imaging projects that help advance Earth-materials research.
University of Grenoble (UGA)Visit
Centre national de la recherche scientifique – University of MontpellierVisit
Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour (UPPA)Visit
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR)Visit
Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ)Visit
Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)Visit
University of Oslo (UiO)Visit
Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)Visit
Centro de Instumentación Científica – University of GranadaVisit
Excite The Netherlands
University of EdinburghVisit
Excite The Netherlands
Would you like to access the EXCITE electron and X-ray imaging facilities? A first call for access will be published in December 2021. The access of the second call is currently ongoing, and the third call just closed. The fourth call is opening in June 2023. Click here if you want to learn more about writing a proposal to gain access.
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The research facilities and scientific support of the EXCITE Network are open to scientists, globally. Even if you work outside the European Union and its associated countries you are welcome to join us.
Good science proposals need excellent facilities and science support to become great. The EXCITE Network is offering you exactly that: our electron and X-ray imaging facilities and expert science teams help you deliver cutting-edge research projects, empower you with international collaborations and help you to make the most of your valuable research time.
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Curious to learn more?
Twenty-four European facilities for electron and X-ray microscopy are joining hands. To better understand Earth and planetary materials and to together unveil the secret codes hidden under our feet. Curious? Like to learn more? Interested in gaining access to our EXCITE Imaging facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first geoscientists to be informed when we open calls for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.