EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

Internal organization

The WP13 work is organized in six tasks. Three tasks are aimed at establishing the governance framework for TCS Implementation, communication channels with the community and interoperability with ICS and three tasks are aimed at developing the TCS.



Task 13.1 Strategic activities and governance
Leader: IG,  Participants: All

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 RIs for the data provision through EPOS. This task is performing: (i) all legal work necessary to share and adopt the data policy and IPR rules for guaranteeing access to data and services of the involved RIs through the ICS; (ii) the strategic work to establish the governance to link the TCS to EPOS-ERIC; (iii) all the financial work to provide information concerning the implementation costs assessment and the maintenance and operational costs of implemented infrastructures.

Task 13.2 Coordination and Interaction with the community
Leader: IG
Participants: All

The task is in charge of establishing communication channels for the interaction with the whole TCS community and to contribute in supporting EPOS communication strategy. The task is also coordinating the activities for measuring the impact of the provided services and data provision.

Task 13.3 Interoperability with EPOS ICS and testing
Leader: NERC
Participants: CNRS, LTU.

This task working in close cooperation with WPs 6 and 7 will coordinate activities in order to guarantee the interoperability between the involved infrastructures and the ICS. Ensure and develop interoperability mechanisms between WP13 services (EGMODA, ESGI & EMTDAMO) and the EPOS ICS. Promote multidisciplinary interoperability with other WPs where relevant. Define and implement an EPOS data preservation policy and identify technical solutions for WP13 (Geomagnetic Observations).  

This task is responsible to contribute to the validation and testing phases. A 1-year testing phase involving all nodes in the TCS will be conducted in the last EPOS-IP year to check and assess all service components and the performance of all participating nodes, to consolidate procedures, verify the TCS-ICS integration, confirm the legal, governance and budget framework and provide a proof of concept for the services to be offered beyond the completion of the Implementation Phase.

Task 13.4 Building EGMODA (European Geomagnetic Model and Data Archive)
Leader: NERC
Participants: GFZ, FMI.

EGMODA will be based on existing distributed infrastructures, including INTERMAGNET, the World Data Centre for Geomagnetism (Edinburgh) and IMAGE. EGMODA will provide open academic access to geomagnetic data [from the magnetic observatory network, i.e. long time series of absolute-level data held by INTERMAGNET and the WDC; from airborne and shipborne magnetic surveys i.e. short duration regional time series data, held by the WDC; from auroral zone variometer networks, i.e. non-absolute-level magnetic time series data, held by IMAGE)] and open academic access to geomagnetic models [spot and gridded values from models of the core and lithosphere, from the IGRF-International Geomagnetic Reference Field, WMM-World Magnetic Model and WDMAM-World Digital Magnetic Anomaly Map].

EGMODA will provide comprehensive data and metadata through a web interface and web services and through direct access (ftp) to databases. The benefit of EGMODA will be direct and easy access to all relevant magnetic field data and models (e.g. measured spot or time series data, and modelled spot, gridded and time series data) through a common interface.

Task 13.5 Building ESGI (European Service of Geomagnetic Indices)
Leader: CNRS
Participants: OE, GFZ, FMI.

ESGI will be based on existing distributed infrastructures, including the International Service of Geomagnetic Indices, the Service on Rapid Magnetic Variations and the Service of Kp planetary Index.

ESGI will provide tools (discrimination of quiet or disturbed magnetic periods) & proxies with clear common data formats and data archiving/dissemination). ESGI will allow characterisation of geomagnetic activity and space weather conditions (past and in quasi real-time) with comprehensive metadata, through Web interface/services and direct access to databases. This service will provide access to geomagnetic indices, including lists of significant events.

Task 13.6: Building EMTDAMO (European Service of Magnetotelluric Data and Models)
Leader: LTU
Participants: IG

Magnetotelluric data have not yet been collected on the European level.  EMTDAMO is thus a service in implementation. The inventory of existing data will be done jointly with the definition of metadata (survey and instrument information) before any software development. The final aim and benefits will be an evolving website and database that, with metadata, will enable access to magnetotelluric time series (magnetic, electric field), magnetotelluric transfer functions and crustal/lithospheric conductivity models in time (last 30 years) and space (Europe). The task will also provide a computational platform to compile several local conductivity models into a single regional model.