Fort Hoofddijk

Paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk, Utrecht University

Paleomagnetic laboratory Fort Hoofddijk is the geographic center of the development of the MMT technique. Fort Hoofddijk is part of the department of Earth Sciences, faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University in the Netherlands. It is housed in a Fort which is part of the ‘Dutch Water Defense Lines’ which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Fort was constructed without the use of iron, and is therefore perfectly suited to house our sensitive magnetic equipment.

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Our publications are freely available to download

Open science, open access publishing and FAIR data

We strongly believe in the principles of open science and making our work freely accessible to all. All MMT related publications are published open access, we submit our work to gold open access journals if possible. Datasets are made available through recognised scientific repositories like Pangaea.de and DataverseNL; our codes are shared on Github.com and made citable through Zenodo.org. We aim  to bring together all scientific output from the MMT team through this website to make it easier to find, access, and re-use our work following the FAIR data sharing principles. 


The development of MMT has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No. 851460 ‘MIMATOM’ to Lennart V. de Groot. The project also received funding from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), grant ALWOP.641 to Lennart V. de Groot.

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