TECMOD-F (French Tectonic Modeling network) is a national collaborative network involving French laboratories developing research projects integrating analog or experimental modeling techniques.

To date, 10 laboratories are connected to the network, it is; Géosciences Rennes, Géosciences Montpellier, GéoSystèmes Lille, GéoAzur, GéophyLab Nantes, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, Géosciences et environnement Cergy, Magma et Volcan Clermont-Ferrand, FAST Orsay, ISTerre Chambery.

What is TECMOD F ?



22/02/2021: ISTerre Chambéry’s new analog modeling laboratory joins the Tecmod-F network. Global update of the current site.

01/12/2019: EPOS Info. The coordination and animation of EPOS at national level is ensured by a select committee (CNRS, BRGM) and an EPOS-FRANCE office in which the national disciplinary working groups (EPOS Working Packages) are represented. The EPOS-FRANCE office is based on the guidelines defined in the CNRS-INSU forecasts developed with the partner organizations. It ensures the dissemination of information about the EPOS project to the national community and leads the reflection on the preparation of the national structures for their contributions to EPOS and the conditions of their participation. The EPOS-France office is led by H. Pedersen and A. Chambodut. The coordination of WP16 France (Multi-scale Laboratories) is provided by S. Dominguez (Géosciences Montpellier), F. Lagroix (IPG, Paris), P. Baud (Laboratoire de géologie, ENS, Paris).

14/03/2018: Start of the GLOBAL UPDATE of the site and creation of an English version.

28/10/2015: EPOS entered its implementation phase (EPOS IP) in October 2015 for a period of 4 years, before the operational phase. The EPOS-IP project started with 46 partners from 23 European countries. It is financed during this period by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission.

24/11/2013: The TECMOD-F network is identified within EPOS (European Plate Observatory System) as the French Tectonic Modeling Labs RI (Research Infrastructure). It is attached to the WP16 Multi-Scale Laboratories. EPOS is a European infrastructure project for the observation and understanding of the dynamics of the Internal Earth and telluric hazards. This project was included in the European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap in December 2008. The preparatory phase of EPOS started in November 2010 and lasted until 2014. The preparatory phase of EPOS was funded by the European Commission under the FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010 call.

20/04/2013: Initiation of a project to create a national network of French laboratories developing research in analogue modelling applied to the study of Solid Earth in the broad sense.

Links  :


NEXT GEOMOD 2023:  Paris or Roscoff  (France) - Sorbonne University and Cergy University


Email of the TECTMOD-F network: tecmodf@free.fr

Website manager :

S. Dominguez, Géosciences Montpellier (animator TECMOD-F, WP16-MSL France representative to EPOS).

Updated 02/10/2021