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Integrating data and services in solid Earth sciences
Convener: Massimo Cocco  | Co-Conveners: Carmela Freda , Florian Haslinger , Helen Glaves 
 / Thu, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Wed, 11 Apr, 15:30–17:00

The goal of this session is to discuss the integration of existing community-specific data infrastructures and data services into a multidisciplinary platform in the domain of solid Earth sciences to be accessible to a wide range of users and stakeholders.
The session is promoted by the European Plate Observing System (EPOS, to discuss its data and service provision as well as its implementation toward novel integrated services for solid Earth science. We also look for contributions from scientists, research infrastructures, e-Infrastructure providers, ICT experts, managers, and communicators involved in activities for implementing data and service provision of relevance for solid Earth science. The objective is to share strategies and visions to tackle technological and scientific challenges.
The session also aims at emphasizing the importance of global data infrastructures in solid Earth sciences; therefore, contributions from key international initiatives are welcome.
We encourage the presentation of plans and initiatives addressing the various elements of data and service integration, including metadata standards for interoperation dedicated to create integrated thematic and multidisciplinary services for users. Discussion on the relationship with large-scale e-infrastructures is also encouraged.
Particular attention is given to the efforts needed to provide access for stakeholders not belonging to the scientific community as well as to disseminating data products of relevance for the societal challenges like geo-hazards and geo-resources. We plan to promote a stimulating discussion and a debate on the challenge of creating federated data services within and across the communities belonging to solid Earth sciences.