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TERRE: Training Engineers and Researchers to Rethink geotechnical Engineering for a low carbon future

TERRE is a network of academic and non-academic partners aimed to foster the development of novel geo-technologies to address the competitiveness challenge of the European construction industry in a low carbon agenda and is built upon the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network  ‘TERRE’ .

The TERRE project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA-2015-675762 (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015)


The TERRE project run from 1 November 2015 to 30 October 2019 and was delivered through an inter-sectoral and intra-European coordinated PhD programme focused on carbon-efficient design of geotechnical infrastructure.

Early Stage Researcher presentations at the final TERRE workshop can be viewed on the TERRE project YouTube Channel.

TERRE Youtube ChannelThe network TERRE will continue to support initiatives to promote Low-Carbon Geotechnical Engineering.

TERRE is co-organising together with Alert Geomaterials the

11th ALERT Olek Zienkiewicz Course 2020:
Looking into the rhizosphere: the interface between plant science and soil mechanics

to be held in Glasgow on November 2020 and co-ordinated by Professor Alessandro Tarantino (University of Strathclyde) and Professor Enrique Romero (UPC). Information about this Course will be provided shortly through the TERRE portal.

TERRE has promoted the creation of a Task Force on ‘Low-carbon geotechnical engineering’ within the TC308 Energy Geotechnics of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

TERRE is coordinating a mini-symposium on Low Carbon Geotechnical Engineering at the 2nd International Conference on Energy Geotechnics (La Jolla, California, USA – September 20-23, 2020.


If you wish to join the TERRE network, please email the Network Coordinator Professor Alessandro Tarantino, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (alessandro.tarantino@strath.ac.uk)