EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

Internal organization

  • Strategic activities and governance
  • Coordination and Interaction with the community
  • Interoperability with EPOS ICS and testing
  • Integration of Anthropogenic Hazards Episodes
  • Assessment of the relations between technical operations and induced seismic/deformation processes
  • Time and technology dependent probabilistic seisic hazard analysis
  • Holistic framework for multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment



Task: Strategic activities and governance

Leader: IG PAS

Participants: IG PAS, INGV, CNRS, GFZ, IG ASCR, OULU, INERIS, LTU, KU AGH/AGH-UST

The overarching goal of this task is to coordinate the strategic activities necessary to establish the governance structure for guaranteeing the long-term sustainability of the involved RI for the data provision through EPOS. The task is in charge of verifying the proper and timely release of deliverables concerning legal, governance and financial information. The task performs: all legal work necesarry to share and adopt the data policy and Intellectual Property Right rules for guaranteeing access to data and services of the involved RIs through the ICS; the strategic work to establish the governance to link the TCS to EPOS-ERIC; all the financial work to provide information concerning the implementation costs assessment and the maintenance and operation costs of implemented infrastructures.

 

Task: Coordination and Interaction with the community

Leader: KU

Participants: IG PAS, INERIS, CNRS, OULU, LTU, IG ASCR, NIEP

The task establishes robust communication channels within the whole TCS community, and while working in close cooperation with WP2 (Communication & Dissemination), supports global EPOS community strategy. The task also coordinates the activities for measuring the impact of the provided services and data provision. This task is responsible for: communication with stakeholders and the interaction with organizations and stakeholders outside EPOS; coordination of TCS AH presentations to the external community; identify and manage the formal interaction with additional data providers in Europe.

 

Task: Interoperability with EPOS ICS and testing

Leader: AGH/AGH-UST + GIG

Participants: IG PAS, INGV, CNRS, KU, GFZ

This task coordinates and ensures interoperability between RIs and the ICS. It aslo provides e-environment based on the IS-EPOS Platform. The AH services provided by the other tasks of WP14 are being implemented and integrated within this task.

The Platform is a web-based IT framework enabling operations on the AH episodes through services for data access, transfer and exchange as well as web services to browsing and visualize the TCS AH products. This task is responsible to contribute to the validation and testing phases.

 

Task: Integration of Anthropogenic Hazards Episodes

Leader: GFZ

Participants: IG PAS, INGV, CNRS, GFZ, IG ASCR, OULU, INERIS, LTU, KU AGH/AGH-UST

This task aims to integrate at least 20 AH episodes related to conventional hydrocarbon extraction, reservoir treatment, underground mining and geothermal energy production.

All the multi-disciplinary heterogeneous data from these particular episodes are being transformed to unified structures to form integrated data sets. Due to the multidisciplinary and complex character of the episode data sets, dedicated data visualization tools are being implemented within this task. They take into account the aggregated characteristics of the data and enable specific visualization tasks.

 

Task: Assessment of the relations between technical operations and induced seismic/deformation processes

Leader: CNRS

Participants: GFZ, IG ASCR, INGV, KU, OULU

This task provides services for multidisciplinary data analysis to quantify the relationship that link geo-resource production to induced deformation, seismicity and changes in underground water circulation. The services offer 3 toolboxes:

  1. for physical models of stress/strain changes over time and space as driven by geo-resource production, including the interaction between multiphase fluid mixtures and their hosting rocks
  2. for analysing geophysical signals resulting from the above complicate dynamics
  3. to extract the relation between technological operations and observed induced seismic/deformation.

 

Task: Time and technology dependent probabilistic seisic hazard analysis

Leader: IG PAS

Participants: CNRS, LTU

The aim of this task is to implement a service facilitating quantitative, probabilistic assessments of the seismic hazard induced by technological activities for georesources exploitation, related to time and time-varying technological factors. The service provide 3 software toolboxes:

  1. the analysis of the properties of anthropogenic induced seismic series and their dependencies on time and time-varying operational parameters of the inducing technology
  2. seismicsource effect modelling and testing to assess common properties of seismicity for time-dependent and time-independent operational parameters and to estimate the respective probabilistic distributions
  3. the identification and thest of linear and non-linear models of ground motion prediction equations in the field, including realtive site effect estimation in dependence of source and operational parameters.

 

Task: Holistic framework for multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment

Leader: INGV

Participants: INERIS, KU

Objective of this task is to implement the Simulator for Multi-hazard/multi-risk assessment in ExploRation/exploitation of GEoResources (MERGER) service. This service allows to assess scenarios of interactions and cascading effects among hazards associated with the exploitation of geo-resources. In this framework, the impacts can be considered as the "end points" of different possible chains of events impacting the environemnt. The MERGER service will allow the user to identify and structure chains of events and interaction scenarios, quantify them in probabilistyc terms and provide a numerical estimate of the occurance probability of the "end points". MERGER is an application which can integrate a number of outputs produced by other services.