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European Plate Observing System

Objective

To understand the complex Earth System requires an integrated observational strategy and infrastructure to record key diagnostic features of its dynamics. Accordingly, this infrastructure must include geographically distributed and multidisciplinary monitoring instruments and observations. The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) will meet this challenge. The proposed RI (EPOS) will create a single sustainable, permanent and distributed infrastructure, integrating land-based geophysical monitoring networks, local observatories (including permanent in-situ and volcano observatories) and experimental laboratories in Europe. EPOS will give open access to geophysical and geological data and modelling tools, enabling a step change in multidisciplinary scientific research into different fields, including seismic and volcanic hazards, environmental changes as well as energy and long-term sustainability. This will result in benefits to society.
Presently, the different European countries own a mosaic of hundreds of impressive, but separated networks, observatories, temporary deployments, labs and modelling facilities, etc... for solid earth studies. Long-term sustainability of plate observations, optimising access to, and combining a wide variety of solid Earth data and modelling tools are prerequisites to innovative research for a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other catastrophic events (landslides, tsunamis) together with those controlling Earth surface dynamics (crustal response to deformation and to global change). EPOS will enable the scientific community to study the same phenomena from a multidisciplinary point of view, at different temporal and spatial scales (from laboratory to field and plate tectonic scale experiments). EPOS intends to create the prerequisites for Europe to maintain a leading role in solid Earth science research.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology/plate tectonics
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra-PP - Construction of New Research Infrastructures - Preparatory Phase

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 794 373,57
Administrative Contact
Sofia Mariano (Dr.)

Participants (21)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 435 749,99
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Kohler (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 464 325
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 21 533,87
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hetty De Wilde (Ms.)
STICHTING ORFEUS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 151 503
Address
Wilhelminalaan 10
3732 GK De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Torild Van Eck (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 94 725
Address
Calugareni Street 12
077125 Magurele-bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viorica Ghita
VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 170 400
Address
Bustadarvegur 7-9
108 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kristin Vogfjord (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 362 350
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agatha Keller (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 434 635
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Russ Evans (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 147 496,14
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Inger Gjesdahl (Prof.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 148 320,50
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Semih Ergintav (Prof.)
Department of Environment, Climate and Communications
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 85 489,50
Address
Adelaide Road 29-31
D02 X285 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peadar Mcardle (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 112 040,30
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 139 025
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 157 320
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Kolliakou (Ms.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 103 600
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Juhlin (Prof.)
Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Poland
EU contribution
€ 92 250
Address
Ksiecia Janusza 64
01-452 Warsaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tadeusz Latała (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 93 550
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
GEOFYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR, V.V.I.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 102 750
Address
Bocni Ii 1401
14131 Praha 4
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jan Zednik (Dr.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 317 847
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annemarie Koot (Ms.)
STICHTING VU

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 716,13
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bas Leeflang (Dr.)