The EOSC-hub mission is to contribute to the EOSC implementation by enabling seamless and open access to a system of research data and services provided across nations and multiple disciplines. The Hub will provide a catalogue of services, software and data from major research e-Infrastructures by aggregating services from local, regional and national e-Infrastructures in Europe and worldwide.
EPOS-IP aims at creating a pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth science to support a safe and sustainable society. EPOS will enable innovative multidisciplinary research for a better understanding of the Earth’s physical and chemical processes that control, for example, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, ground instability and tsunami. The GEOFON team, within the thematic core service “Seismology” is in charge of coordinating the EIDA Next Generation services development and involved in the strategic activities and governance as well as in the coordination and interaction with the community.
The EPOS seismological community has been selected as one of the communities mature enough in order to uptake EUDAT services. In particular, the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA), which is a European distributed seismological data centre, has been identified as a pilot project within EPOS. Three nodes from EIDA are using EUDAT services as a pilot project to complement existing EIDA services and evaluate the feasibility of including the other EIDA nodes.
We intend to foster the application of the GFZ guidelines on research data (based on the FAIR data principles). GFZ acquires, curates and distributes a variety of Geo Data in many geoscientific thematic areas. Some, like Seismology and Geodesy, are already well advanced following the internal guidelines; others still require standardization and formalized data management plans. To accomplish this task the GFZ library in cooperation with the GEOFON and GIPP groups will enforce their data policies and in parallel try to bring the other thematic areas to the same level. The GEOFON team, together with the GIPP group, will work on preparing data management templates for the passive experiments, use persistent identifiers to track instruments used in the experiments and review the links between the persistent identifiers already in place. This will support better attribution but also improve traceability of the instruments and prepare the ground for proper management of dynamic data.
After the successful implementation of the Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (InaTEWS) within the GITEWS and PROTECTS projects funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), GFZ continues to support BMKG in the operations of the seismological network and data centre. Through two commercial partners, GEMPA and PT Len Industri experts from GEOFON are providing support to BMKG on demand.
Earthquakes are the deadliest natural hazard. Developing tools and measures to reduce future human and economic losses is the aim of RISE. RISE stands for Real-time earthquake rIsk reduction for a reSilient Europe and is a three-year project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. It started in September 2019 and will end in August 2022. RISE is coordinated by ETH Zürich, it brings together 19 organisations from across Europe and five international partners.
The overall objective of SERA is to improve the access to data, services and research infrastructures, and deliver solutions based on innovative research and development in seismology and earthquake engineering. It aims to reduce the exposure of our society to the risk posed by natural earthquakes and induced seismic events. The GEOFON team contributes to the activities focused on expanding access to the European seismic monitoring infrastructure.
We propose to address fundamental questions on the processes that form, modify and destroy continental lithosphere and control lithospheric dynamics along Andean-type continental margins through a collaborative international passive-source seismic experiment in the southern Puna of the Central Andean plateau (25°S to 28°S).
After the successful implementation of the Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System (InaTEWS) within the GITEWS project Germany continues to support Indonesia during the first years of system operation with measures focused on training, education and consulting in the following areas (end of the project. 2014)
The Etendeka continental flood-basalt province in northern Namibia, linked by the Walvis Ridge to the Tristan da Cunha hotspot, has a great importance in global plate tectonic concepts, and is an ideal place to understand the role of the plume-lithosphere interaction during break-up of the Southern Atlantic Ocean.