IS-EPOS Platform welcomes the S4CE Project

The IS-EPOS platform will be used for storage of new data acquired during the S4CE project. New features such as sharing the projects from private work spaces and forums organized as open dialogue, will enable better integration and communication within the Consortium. In addition, the project members will benefit from the data, services and facilities already available in the portal.

The Induced Seismicity-European Plate Observing System (IS-EPOS) platform was developed as a working prototype under the 2013-2015 IS-EPOS project to achieve the goal of a digital research space for induced seismicity. In 2016 it became operational in providing facilities (applications), data (episodes) and documentation for research on induced seismicity and anthropogenic hazards related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources (Lasocki & Orlecka-Sikora, 2016; Leptokaropoulos et al, 2018) . The platform forms an integral component of a pan-European multidisciplinary research infrastructure and serves the EPOS project in the provision of the Thematic Core Service for Anthropogenic Hazards (EPOS TCS-AH) https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/.

EPOS THEMATIC CORE SERVICE – ANTHROPOGENIC HAZARDS (EPOS TCS-AH) is a part of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS IP Project) and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676564.

EPOS TCS-AH and its utilisation of the IS-EPOS platform provides big data storage along with open digital accessibility on a sustainable and flexible computational platform allowing data visualisation and analysis using state of the art applications. These services are important for research* and improving the management of anthropogenic hazards both now and in the future and have multiple benefits including;

  • Access to over 30 applications/ advanced methodologies for data handling, processing, visualisation and analysis including integrated data visualisation and time dependent seismic hazard analysis.
  • A continuously growing number of platform episodes with 7 implemented under the framework of the SHEER (Shale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks) project which includes data from shale gas and conventional hydrocarbon extraction sites as well as geothermal extraction sites.
  • Private workspaces and open forum features to enable better integration and communication (i.e. within the S4CE Consortium and/or with other registered users).

To access the data, services and facilities available on the platform please register by following the sign up instructions on the website; https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/

Note access to data from the S4CE project is restricted and under embargo till the 31/08/2020, however a preview providing some information on these episodes can be found by visiting https://tcs.ah-epos.eu/#episodes:project=S4CE

References

Lasocki, S. and Orlecka-Sikora, B. (2016) “Integrated approach to geophysical hazards induced by exploration and exploitation of georesources – to facilitate the way of attaining excellence, EPOS Newsletter 1, July 2016 https://www.epos-ip.org/integrated-approach-geophysical-hazards-induced-exploration-and-exploitation-georesources-facilitate

Leptokaropoulos, K., Cielesta, S., Staszek, M. et al. (2018). ISEPOS: A Platform For Anthropogenic Seismicity Research, Acta Geophysica, Springer International Publishing, doi:10.1007/s11600-018-0209-z. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11600-018-0209-z