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European Plate Observing System

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262229

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 338 958,35

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

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.

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

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 464 325

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 21 533,87

STICHTING ORFEUS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 151 503

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 94 725

VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 170 400

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 362 350

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 434 635

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 147 496,14

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 148 320,50

COMMUNICATIONS, CLIMATE ACTION AND ENVIRONMENT

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 85 489,50

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 112 040,30

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 139 025

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 157 320

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 103 600

Instytut Geofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 92 250

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 93 550

GEOFYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR, V.V.I.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 102 750

KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 317 847

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 716,13

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 262229

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 338 958,35

  • EU contribution

    € 4 500 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy