EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

Objectives

EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards aims to provide an environment and facilities for conducting research into anthropogenic hazards, especially related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources.


The key features will be:

  • Anthropogenic Hazards data and data products are grouped in episodes. These describe a geophysical process which is induced or triggered by human activity during exploration and/or exploitation of georesources and could be hazardous for people, infrastructure, and/or the environment.

 

  • A Flexible Computational Platform providing resources to allow:

1) design of problem-based workflows using a combination of the TCS online software library, and personal software and IT resources;

2) computationally demanding analysis through access to High Performance Computing Resources;

3) storage of data, data products and results of analysis in a personal workspace area;

4) visualisation of all types of TCS AH data, data products and analysis results.

 

  • Problem-oriented, bespoke applications to investigate links between technology, geophysical response and any resultant hazard.  Access to combinations of services for a variety of purposes, including:

• Multi-hazard simulator for multi-hazard/multi-risk assessment of the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources;

• Exploring the interaction between technology operations and seismic deformation;

• Geophysical data analysis;

• Quantitative probabilistic assessments of anthropogenic seismic hazards;

• Outreach, dissemination, and communication.

 

  • Collaborative platform for social interaction, including calls for projects, common workspace areas and communication tools.

 

TCS AH is a development of the IS-EPOS Platform for Anthropogenic Seismicity Research (https://tcs.ah-epos.eu), a result of the Polish national project "IS-EPOS: Digital Research Space for EPOS Purposes" co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in 2013-2015. IS-EPOS Platform is a prototype of TCS AH. TCS AH is being developed by 14 European research institutions in the framework of the work package WP14 of EPOS IP.

WP Leader: Beat Orlecka-Sikora