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Access to the center

The Vegacenter is aimed at the Swedish Geoscience community, but international applications are encouraged as well.

​Application

Access to the Vegacenter may be granted by submitting a project proposal. Projects are assessed on the basis of their scientific merit. There is one proposal call annually, which is announced on this website.

Call for proposals

Applications are invited for analytical time at the Vegacenter. The application deadline is November 15, 2017. Note that analytical time at NORDSIMexternal link, opens in new window requires a separate application. Applications received on or before the deadline will be evaluated by the Steering Committee and successful projects will be scheduled to run in 2018. Application forms may be downloaded from this page or obtained on request from the laboratory. Note that late applications will not be considered.

Vegacenter proposal call 2018PDF

Vegacenter application formWord

Fee

Analytical costs are partly funded through the center and VR to ensure low cost access for all approved projects. The analytical costs for 2017 are a daily academic access fee of 7 700 SEK per mass spectrometer, independent of whether the instruments are used in conjunction with the laser ablation system and/or gas chromatograph. The fee may be adjusted in 2018.

Commercial projects do not require application. The rate for these projects is a daily fee of 15 000 SEK per mass spectrometer. Requests for analytical time for commercial projects may be sent directly to vegacenter@nrm.se.

User information

To be scheduled please contact Ellen Kooijman. We aim to schedule your days within up to 8 months depending on the reservation, the requested method, the instrument status and how many days you need.

Your visit

When you visit the Vegacenter to do the analyses we prefer if you arrive at NRM about 9am the day you will start to analyse, but feel free to come the day before. Please go to the main museum entrance and ask for any of us in the Vegacenter group at the Information desk inside the museum entrance. We will meet you there and get you a guest card, which gives access to the outer doors.

We recommend that you make flexible travel arrangements if at all possible - we cannot guarantee that the instruments will be as enthusiastic about your visit as we are!

We suggest some accomodation in the museum neighbourhood. If you have problems to get accomodation, please contact our secretary Leena Paulin.

Accepted projects 2017 

Helen Coxall - Stockholm University

Project: Mg/Ca in Arctic benthic foraminifera tests using LA-ICP-MS depth profiling

Analytical method: in situ Mg/Ca in foraminifera shells

Arne Bjørlykke - Norges geologiske undersøkelse, Trondheim

Project: The relationship between lead in the Precambrian basement and lead in the overlying Cambrian sediments - a study from the Caledonides

Analytical method: in situ Pb isotopes in feldspar

Sabina Strmic Palinkas - University of Tromsø, Norway

Project: Geodynamic setting of sedimentary exhalative (SEDEX) and volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) ore deposits in Nordland, Northern Norway

Analytical methods: in situ U-Pb dating of rutile, Sr isotopes in calcite, Fe isotopes in Fe-oxides and sulfides

Nils Jansson - Luleå University of Technology

Project: REE distribution in fluorapatite from Zinkgruvan, Bergslagen, Sweden

Analytical method: in situ REE in apatite

Mikael Tillberg - Linnaeus University

Project: Provenance of sandstones in the southern Baltic shield

Analytical method: in situ Hf isotopes in zircon

Thomas Stevens - Uppsala University

Project: Tackling the problem of Chinese loess-dust source using Pb-isotopes in K-feldspar

Analytical method: in situ Pb isotopes in feldspar

Karin Högdahl - Uppsala University

Project: U-Pb geochronology and Hf-isotope compositions of the volcanic succession in westernmost Bergslagen: implication for the stratigraphic position of different iron oxide mineralisations and host rock signatures

Analytical methods: in situ U-Pb dating and Hf isotopes in zircon

Edward Lynch - Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning

Project: 4D geological modelling of the Tjårrojåkka Fe-Cu ± Au deposit, northern Sweden

Analytical methods: in situ U-Pb dating of apatite, titanite & zircon, TE analysis in apatite & magnetite

Zhouling Zhang - Lund University

Project: Processes controlling the silicon isotope distribution in the Baltic Sea - silicon isotopes of Ore River Estuary and pore water in Gotland Basin sediments

Analytical method: Si isotopes in solution

Mehis Rohtla - University of Tartu, Estonia

Project: Otolith 87Sr:86Sr analyses for fish life-history studies

Analytical method: in situ Sr isotopes in otoliths

Austin Jarl Boyd - University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Project: Zircon ages and Hf isotopic compositions from Isua Supracrustal Belt felsic formation

Analytical methods: in situ U-Pb dating and Hf isotopes in zircon

Hanne-Kristin Paulsen - University of Tromsø, Norway

Project: Metallogeny of the Vannøya island, West Troms Basement Complex (WTBC), Northern Norway

Analytical methods: in situ U-Pb dating of rutile, Sr isotopes in calcite, Fe isotopes in Fe-oxides and sulfides

Kerstin Lidén - Stockholm University

Project: Archaeological strontium analysis

Analytical method: in situ Sr isotopes in teeth

Accepted projects 2016

Ernest Chi Fru - Stockholm University

Project: Trace metal partitioning and Fe isotope fractionation by Fe(III)(oxyhydr)oxides across the Great Oxidation Event

Analytical method: Fe isotopes in solution

Henrik Drake - Linnaeus University

Project: Strontium isotope variation within zoned secondary calcite and barite as a tool to distinguish discrete low-temperature hydrochemical events in deep bedrock fractures

Analytical method: in situ Sr isotopes in calcite

Patrick Frings - Lund University

Project: Silicon isotopes at the Paleocene-Eocene carbon isotope excursion

Analytical method: Si isotopes in solution

Olof Martinsson - Luleå University of Technology

Project: Vein- and mineralization paragenesis of the Liikavaara Cu-(W) deposit, northern Sweden - a key to its origin

Analytical method: in situ U-Pb dating of zircon

Daniel Conley - Lund University

Project: Silicon isotope constraints on sources of increased dissolved silicon in hypoxic/anoxic deep waters in Baltic Proper

Analytical method: Si isotopes in solution

Magnus Mörth - Stockholm University

Project: Weathering balances and the influence of natural sulfur sources

Analytical method: S isotopes in solution

Margareta Hansson - Stockholm University

Project: Sulphur signals in ice cores

Analytical method: S isotopes in solution

Zivile Zigaite - Uppsala University

Project: Tracing palaeoenvironmental triggers of Mesozoic hybodont shark migration and evolution of their non-marine habitats

Analytical methods: in situ Sr & Nd isotopes in shark fin spines

Accepted projects 2015

Xiaole Sun - Stockholm University

Project: The fate of dissolved silicon in Arctic rivers and sediments and insight into the global carbon cycle

Analytical method: Si isotopes in solution 

Patrick Frings - Lund University

Project: Silicon and lithium isotopic tracers of weathering: What are they telling us?

Analytical method: Si isotopes in solution 

Kerstin Lidén - Stockholm University

Project: Seasonality in diet in a hunter gatherer population on Gotland

Analytical method: in situ Sr isotopes in human teeth

Aikaterini Glykou - Stockholm University

Project: Seal exploitation in the Baltic Sea during the mid- and late Holocene

Analytical method: in situ Sr isotopes in seal teeth

Vicky Pease - Stockholm University

Project: Arctic Alaska and Eurasian Orogens

Analytical methods: in situ Pb isotopes in feldspar & Hf isotopes in zircon