TOPO-WECEP: West-Central European Platform natural laboratory
TOPO-WECEP is the follow-up of the EUCOR-URGENT project. The TOPO-WECEP network will adopt the structure of the EUCOR-URGENT network, the core of which is based on voluntarily contributed research positions.
The TOPO-WECEP natural laboratory extends from 58N latitude to the Pyrenean and Alpine-Carpathian deformation fronts in the South and from Poland to the British Isles. It essentially covers the intraplate domain of the West and Central Europe that is floored by Caledonian and Variscan crust and that has undergone a complex Mesozoic and Cenozoic evolution involving rifting, wrench faulting and intraplate compressional deformation.