EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

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The THEMATIC CORE SERVICE - ANTHROPOGENIC HAZARDS (TCS-AH) provides facilities, time correlated datasets called episodes, and reference material on the IS-EPOS online platform to aid education and research on induced seismicity and hazards related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The need for energy and minerals requires a variety of complex industrial processes to be performed under increasingly difficult environmental conditions. Anthropogenic Hazards, particularly induced seismicity related to the exploration and exploitation of georesources is a growing area of focus and interest in science, industry, public administration, NGO’s and the public.

TCS-AH provides an innovative and accessible digital environment to enable e-research into anthropogenic hazards related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources via the IS-EPOS platform https://tcs.ah-epos.eu. The platform provides a comprehensive open data research infrastructure* with services for data processing, analysis and visualization alongside grouped datasets, called "Episodes" and collaborative workspace features. Each episode provides time correlated industrial data (e.g. oil/gas production data, fluid injection rates, water reservoir levels) with geophysical data (e.g. induced/triggered seismicity, ground deformation) and associated geo- and metadata (e.g. bedrock geology, monitoring station positions) to facilitate episode and/or method-oriented research and studies into cause and effect.

The innovation of TCS AH draws on the uniqueness of the integrated research infrastructures:

  • Datasets - called “episodes” - that comprehensively describe a geophysical process that is induced or triggered by human activity, which under certain circumstances can become hazardous to people, infrastructure and the environment,
  • problem-oriented applications with the particular attention devoted to methods analysing connections between technology and geophysical response and resulted hazard,
  • flexible computational platform with an access to High Performance Computing resources, where a researcher can process the integrated data using the implemented applications.

TCS AH is composed of three major components:

  • TCS AH Consortium, managing the integration of research infrastructures in the field of geophysical anthropogenic hazards associated with exploitation of georesources and cooperating with EPOS-ERIC;
  • AH e-Nodes which gather episodes with their multidisciplinary data, manage them and provide access to AH data;
  • IS-EPOS platform which provide access to the episodes’ data, software, applications and computational resources for advanced analysis and visualization.

 

 

*Orlecka-Sikora, B., Lasocki, S., Kocot, J. et al. An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation. Sci Data 7, 89 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0429-3

 



Group email: wp14@lists.epos-ip.org

EPOS IP TCS AH Leader: Beata Orlecka-Sikora (IG PAS)

Participating Organizations: IG PAS, INGV, CNRS, UJF, GFZ, IG ASCR, OULU, INERIS, LTU, KU, AGH/AGH-UST, NIEP

 

Task 14.1 Strategic activities and governance

Leader: Beata Orlecka-Sikora, orlecka@igf.edu.pl

Task 14.2 Coordination and Interaction with the Community

Leader: Glenda Jones, g.m.jones@keele.ac.uk

Task 14.3 Interoperability with EPOS ICS and Testing

Leader: Mariusz Sterzel, m.sterzel@cyfronet.pl

Task 14.4 Integration of AH Episodes

Leader: Grzegorz Kwiatek, kwiatek@gfz-potsdam.de

Task 14.5 Assessment of the relations between technical operations and induced seismic/deformation processess

Leader: jean-robert.grasso@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Task 14.6 Time nad technology dependent probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (TTD PSHA)

Leader: lasocki@igf.edu.pl

Task 14.7 Holistic framework for multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment

Leader: alexander.garcia@ingv.it