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Toward the implementation of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) Infrastructure
Convener: Massimo Cocco 
Tue, 14 Apr, 19:00–20:00

The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) aims at creating a pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth science to support a safe and sustainable society. In accordance with this scientific vision, the mission of EPOS is to integrate the diverse and advanced European Research Infrastructures for solid Earth Science relying on new e-science opportunities to monitor and unravel the dynamic and complex Earth System.

The EPOS will enable innovative multidisciplinary research for a better understanding of the Earth’s physical and chemical processes that control earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, ground instability and tsunami as well as the processes driving tectonics and Earth’s surface dynamics.

The goal of the meeting is to present the EPOS implementation phase that will foster the development of research infrastructures and services for data provision. Through integration of data, models and facilities EPOS will allow the Earth Science community to make a step change in developing new concepts and tools for key answers to scientific and socio-economic questions concerning geo-hazards and geo-resources as well as Earth sciences applications to the environment and to human welfare.

The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for disseminating the EPOS achievements and presenting the implementation phase that will drive the novel infrastructure to operation.