EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

EPOS SP project

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Start date: February 1st 2020 | End date: January 31st 2023

 

Coordinated by EPOS ERIC (European Plate Observing System - European Research Infrastructure Consortium)

 

24 Beneficiaries: EPOS ERIC - UKRI - BRGM - IG PAS - ETH Zurich - UiB - CNRS - UBI - ORB - CNR - ZRC SAZU - LTU - GEUS - GFZ - CSIC - IMO - NOA - UU - INCDFP -  IST-ID - DPP -  AGH - OGS and the international organization ORFEUS

 

17 European Countries: UK - FR - PL - CH - NO - PT - BE - IT - SL - SE - DK - DE - ES - IS - GR - NL - RO

 

 

More details on the EPOS SP project are available on the CORDIS, EU research results website

 

 

 

 



Logo Name Activity Country Website
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(Coordinator)
Logo_ERIC_definitivo-01.png EPOS ERIC - European Plate Observing System
European Research Infrastructure Consortium
Research Organisation Italy Website
2 logoukri.png UKRI - United Kingdom Research and Innovation Research Organisation United Kingdom Website
3 Logo_BRGM.svg.png BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
Bureau of Geological and Mining Research
Research Organisation France Website
4 IGF-EN_800.png IG PAS - Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Organisation Poland Website
5 ETHZ.png ETH Zurich - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Higher or Secondary Education Establishment Switzerland Website
6 UiB - Universitetet i Bergen.png UiB - Universitetet i Bergen
University of Bergen
Higher or Secondary Education Establishment Norway Website
7 CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.png CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Research Organisation France Website
8 University-of-Beira-Interior-UBI.png UBI - Universidade da Beira Interior
University of Beira Interior
Higher or Secondary Education Establishment Portugal Website
9 logo_orb_name_L.jpg ORB - Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België
Observatoire Royal de Belgique
Royal Observatory of Belgium
Research Organisation Belgium Website
10 CNR.jpg CNR – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
National Research Council
Research Organisation Italy Website
11 ZRC SAZU logo.png ZRC SAZU - Znanstvenoraziskovalni Center Slovenske Akademije Znanosti in Umetnosti
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Research Organisation Slovenia Website
12 1200px-Luleå_tekniska_universitet_Logo.svg.png LTU - Lulea Tekniska Universitet
Luleå University of Technologyresearch and advisory institution
Research Organisation Sweden Website
13 orfeus_logo.png ORFEUS - Observatories & Research Facilities for European Seismology International Research Organisation ONG Website
14 geus-1030x1030.jpg GEUS - Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Danmarks Og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse (merger DGU and GGU - Denmark's and Greenland's geological survey)
Research and advisory Institution Denmark Website
15 GFZ-Logo_eng_RGB.png GFZ - Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – GeoForschungsZentrum
German Research Centre for Geosciences
Research Organisation Germany Website
16 CSIC.png CSIC - Agencia Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Spanish National Research Council
Research Organisation Spain Website
17 IMO - Vedurstofa Íslands.png IMO - Vedurstofa Íslands
Icelandic Meteorological Office
Research Organisation Iceland Website
18 NOA - Ethniko Asteroskopeio Athinon.png NOA - Ethniko Asteroskopeio Athinon
National Observatory of Athens
Research Organisation Greece Website
19 UU - Universiteit Utrecht.png UU - Universiteit Utrecht
Utrecht University
Higher or Secondary Education Establishment Netherlands Website
20 LOGO MAIN INCDFP.png INCDFP - Institutul National de Cercetare Dezvoltare pentru Fizica Pamantului
The National Institute for Research and Development for Earth Physics
Research Organisation Romania Website
21 ist-id_logo.png IST-ID - Associação doI nstituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento
Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development
Research Organisation Portugal Website
22 LOGO-dpp.png DPP - Drobot Poplawski Przybylowicz Radcowie Prawni Spolka Partnerska Private for-profit entities Poland Website
(only in Polish)
23 logo-agh-280px.png AGH - Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza Im. Stanislawa Staszica W Krakowie
University of Science and Technology
Higher or Secondary Education Establishment Poland Website
24 logo_ogs.jpg OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics
Research Organisation Italy Website

 

 

The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121

 

 

The EPOS SP project is coordinated by EPOS ERIC.

EPOS ERIC is the intermediary between the project beneficiaries and the European Commission, the funding Authority.

The EPOS SP project Consortium Bodies are:

  • the Project Council (PC). It is the ultimate decision-making body of the Consortium. It is composed by one representative for each beneficiary and it is chaired by the EPOS ERIC Executive Director. The PC supervises the project work plan;
  • the Executive Board (EB). It is composed by the Work Package Leaders and by the Project Coordinator. The EB will monitor and control the workflow and progress on activities.

In addition, EPOS SP project includes two external Boards:

  1. the National Authorities Consultation Board (NACB). It is a consultation board composed by governmental representatives from those countries not yet engaged in EPOS or engaged in EPOS, but that did not join the ERIC yet .
  2. the Advisory Board (AB). It is an external board that has the goal to supplement EPOS SP consortium expertise and to provide advice throughout different stages of the EPOS SP development and implementation.

 

 

 

The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121

 

The EPOS SP project is an essential component of the EPOS Strategic Plan 2020-2022.

The overall objective of the project is to perform activities aimed at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the EPOS Research Infrastructure as the European key Research Infrastructures for solid Earth science.

The project will support the EPOS Delivery Framework to:

  • secure governance and financial sustainability through the entire research infrastructure lifecycle: main focus will be given to engageing new countries to join EPOS ERIC and to harmonize national funding;
  • secure technical sustainability and develop innovation to fully exploit data and service provision: this will be achieved by ensuring the delivery of robust services in an environment suitable for increasing end -user trust and encouraging new communities to join EPOS as both data providers and data users;
  • establish and maintain excellence by preserving and reinforcing the trust and awareness of users: this will be achieved by opening scientific data, products, and facilities to as wide as possible reservoir of scientists and other stakeholders. It will be strategic as more and more skilled users will use the data to tackle the most challenging and significant scientific and societal issues related to Earth Science;
  • exploit economic and societal benefits to keep stakeholders engaged: the main focus will be sharpening EPOS capacity in translating the various services of a research infrastructure into valuable applications for society and industry.

Concept Design
(Four strategic actions embed the specific objectives of the project; each of this action foresees activities to be performed in dedicated work packages and designed to achieve the final goal of moving from financial viability to long-term sustainability of the EPOS Delivery Framework.)

EPOS SP concept design

 

Methodology
(Eight work packages. Activities in each work package will address a specific stakeholder category to make the work plan feasible, measurable and effective for the exploitation of EPOS SP achievements by EPOS ERIC.)

Work Plan
Three main activity areas:
Management of the project (WP1)
Stakeholder-oriented implementation of the four strategic actions (WP2-6)
Transversal activities dealing with outreach and training and long-term sustainability (WP7 and WP8, respectively)

Timeline
Three phases of the work plan: engage, collaborate and deliver to EPOS ERIC.  

Key stakeholders in white - Key activities in black

 

 

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121

       

       

      EPOS SP is timely and crucial for the solid Earth community because it is committed to preserve the successful achievements of the EPOS IP project and building on them and to develop a sustainability plan for the entire Delivery Framework to be endorsed and adopted by EPOS ERIC.

      EPOS SP is designed to further increase the impact described above while remaining tuned with the sustainability of the EPOS Delivery Framework. The impact of the actions and activities planned in EPOS SP on the long-term sustainability of EPOS Delivery Framework is evident and it is specified in the following.

      EPOS SP expected impacts can be summarized as follows:

      • Value for Users

      One of key ambitions of EPOS SP concerns the sustainability of the data and service provision that includes reinforcing and preserving the trust and awareness of users.

      • Scientific Value

      EPOS SP can promote the discovery of the excellent science opportunities that EPOS is offering through its novel portal to access, use and re-use multidisciplinary data and services. The EPOS multidisciplinary Delivery Framework can contribute effectively to answering grand challenges and big scientific questions.

      • Community Building

      EPOS SP has been designed to address challenges in order to foster capacity building and Research Infrastructure human capital development in targeted/relevant regions; to support progress towards the development of global research infrastructures both for the management and the interoperability of standardized data and metadata; to enhance the role of the European Union in international organizations and multilateral fora.

      • Economic Value

      EPOS SP will contribute to reinforce the partnership between the Commission, Member States, Associated Countries and relevant stakeholders in establishing pan-European research infrastructures.

      • Societal Value

      EPOS SP aims at sharpening the EPOS strategic vision on how to translate the implemented data and service provision into valuable applications for society (for citizens, national authorities and industry), especially with respect to hazard and risk-related services.

      EPOS subscribes to RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) covering ethics, gender equality, governance, open access, public engagement, science education.

       

       

       

      The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121

      Disclaimer: the content of this website reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

       

      VIDEOS

      EPOS Data Portal Training - Introduction of EPOS
      Introduction of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS). Production date: 15th December 2020

      EPOS Data Portal Training - How to search for data
      The basic functionalities of the Data Portal (Data portal overview - Browse data - Select data - Download data - Advanced search). Production date: 15th December 2020

      EPOS Data Portal Training - How to configure services
      A video that demonstrates how to configure data services in the EPOS portal to filter data on parameters given by the user. Production date: 15th March 2021

       

       

      The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121

      Disclaimer: the content of this website reflects only the author’s view and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.