Belgium – India research Group on Meteorites and impact Crater

Project Details


The aim of this network is to consolidate existing collaboration between Belgian scientists from VUB and ROB and Indian researchers from the Indian Institute of Science in the field of impact cratering and meteorites. The first aim is continue our work (Ras Gupta et al. 2017) on the Lonar crater in India, as a terrestrial equivalent for Lunar and Martian exploration program, with the ultimate long-term goal of designing an ICDP (International Continental Scientific Drilling Program ( proposal to drill the Lonar crater. The second aim is to study Indian meteorites from a geochemical standpoint combining the facilities available at the AMGC-VUB in Brussels and Centre for Earth Sciences, in Bengalore. Both groups have a vast experience in impact cratering and meteorites studies supported by a strong publication record.
Short title or EU acronymBIGMaC
Effective start/end date1/04/2231/03/25


  • Impact-cratering
  • meteorites
  • basaltic-target
  • crater-modeling