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European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
ERIC
Location
via di Vigna Murata, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, PO: 00143 (Italy)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Italy
Participating Countries
Denmark
Norway
Portugal
Slovenia
United Kingdom
France
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2020
Timeline
Under construction since 2014 to 2020
Design/planning since 2002 to 2014
Scientific Description
The EPOS overarching goal is to establish a comprehensive multidisciplinary research platform for the Earth sciences in Europe. The ground-breaking nature of the EPOS federated approach relies on joining the capacity of delivering high-quality standardized and multi-disciplinary data, the involvement of ICT experts in guaranteeing novel e-science opportunities and the leverage effect of user’s engagement.EPOS aims at:representing a scientific vision and approach in which innovative multidisciplinary research is made possible for a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, unrest episodes and tsunamis as well as those driving tectonics and Earth surface dynamics;establishing a long-term plan to facilitate the integrated use of data, models and facilities from existing, and new distributed research infrastructures (RIs), for solid Earth science;adopting appropriate legal solutions to manage distributed pan European Research Infrastructures, securing on a common and shared data policy the open access and the transparent use of data, and guaranteeing mutual respect of the Intellectual Property Rights.

RI Keywords
Geomagnetic observatory, NEAR FAULT OBSERVATORIES, ANTHROPOGENIC HAZARDS, Laboratories, Seismology, VOLCANO OBSERVATIONS, Data access, GNSS, Earth observation satellites, Geological modeling
Classifications
RI Category
Solid Earth Observatories, including Seismological Monitoring Stations
Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
In situ Earth Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
EPOS Thematic Core Services - TCS

Seismology, Near-Fault Observatories, GNSS Data and Products, Volcano Observations, Satellite Data, Geomagnetic Observations, Anthropogenic Hazards, Geological Information and Modeling, Multi-Scale Laboratories, Geo-Energy Test Beds for Low Carbon Energy,

The Graphical User Interface
ICT Architecture
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is an ESFRI landmark
Date of last update: 27/05/2019
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