How EPOS will help driving science with the realization of one single platform that brings together all European Earth science data
EPOS is the European Plate Observing System, the integrated solid Earth Sciences research infrastructure approved by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and included in the ESFRI Roadmap in December 2008. Its aim is to create a pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth Science to support a safe and sustainable society, by integrating about 300 research institutions from 25 European countries and 4 international organisations and heir related Earth Science facilities, associated data and models together with the scientific expertise into one integrated framework for solid Earth Science.
Through the integration of data and research infrastructures such as EUDAT (learn more about the EPOS & EUDAT collaboration here), EPOS will tackle the “data deluge” issue, allowing scientists and citizens to openly and easily access an ever-increasing amount of rich and interoperable data.
- Services & contact for objective Earth sciences data and information
- European knowledge, emerging trends, training, jobs & business opportunities
- New products, services & concepts for the public domain
- Springboard for users to develop their own concepts with EPOS data
“With the support of Trust-IT we have created 10 Thematic Core Services Mini-sites: actual websites in the website, allowing each community to communicate their specific services, data and information, with personalised style, independent content input, smoothly integrated in the overall website concept and look-and-feel” (Massimo Cocco, INGV, EPOS-IP Project Coordinator).
“Having Trust-IT by our side has been extremely valuable: they have done a great job at the two integration meetings and have provided key on-line tools to help our large consortium work together.” (Lilli Freda, EPOS-IP Project Director, Researcher at INGV).