EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

Internal organization

The internal organization at GNSS Data & Products are structured in seven task force team: Coordination and Interaction with GNSS Community Strategic Activities and Governance Interoperability with EPOS ECS and Testing GNSS Data Dissemination GNSS Data Gateway GNSS Products GNSS Products Gateway


Coordination and Interaction with GNSS Community

Leader: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
Participants: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Geodetic Observatory Pecný (GOP), Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), Foldmeresi es Taverzekelesi Intezet (FOMI), Bogazici Universitesi (KOERI) e Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica Pamantului (INCDP-RA).

This working team oversees communication among partners, besides interaction with external organizations such as UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium in United States, which facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy.

Tasks performed by this team include:
Establish communication channels for the interaction with the whole GNSS community, working in close cooperation with EPOS Communication (WP2) area in order to contribute in support EPOS communication strategy.
Coordinate the activities measuring the impact of the provided services and data provision following the metrics elaborated by EPOS Harmonization area (WP3).
Coordinate the organisation of presentations to the external community.

Strategic Activities and Governance

Leader: Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)
Participants: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Geodetic Observatory Pecný (GOP), Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), Foldmeresi es Taverzekelesi Intezet (FOMI), Bogazici Universitesi (KOERI) e Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica Pamantului (INCDP-RA).

The overarching goal is to coordinate the strategic activities necessary to establish the governance structure for guaranteeing the long-term sustainability of the involved research infrastructures (RIs) for the data provision through EPOS. This team is in charge of verifying the proper and timely release of deliverables concerning legal, governance and financial information for Legal and Governance (WP4) and Financial Framework (WP5) activities.

Tasks performed by this team include:
 All legal work necessary to share and adopt the data policy and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) rules for guaranteeing access to data and services of the involved research infrastructures (RIs) through Integrated Core Services (ICS).
The strategic work to establish the governance to link the Thematic Core Service (TCS) to EPOS-ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium).
 All the financial work to provide information concerning the implementation costs assessment and the maintenance and operational costs of implemented infrastructures.
For the GNSS services, special care will be taken to balance the need of the continuity and stability of EUREF Permanent GNSS Network (EPN) services and the new services and data access provided through GNSS Data & Products.

Interoperability with EPOS ICS and Testing

Leader: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
Participants: Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

This task works in close cooperation with TCS-ICS Interoperability (WP6) and ICS Development (WP7). It also works with other TCS to promote multidisciplinary interoperability, with special focus on seismology, volcanology, near fault observatories and satellite data.

Tasks performed by this team include:
 Coordinate activities in order to guarantee the interoperability between GNSS services (more specifically the data and products gateways) and the ICS.
Carry out data preservation policy and identification of technical solutions to data preservation.
Coordinate validation and testing phases.

GNSS Data Dissemination

Leader: Geodetic Observatory Pecný (GOP)
Participants: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), e Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Fizica Pamantului (INCDP-RA). Definition of metadata standards and implementation of interfaces, including tests, are the main goal of this working team.

Tasks performed by this team include:
Definition of metadata standards and interfaces between GNSS data repositories and GNSS data nodes.
 Implementation of interfaces, by developing standard tools for GNSS data repositories and GSAC data nodes (QC standards tools, advanced GSAC functionalities/modules).
Installation and testing of standard tools at the existing repositories and nodes of all involved partners, including associated partners.

GNSS Data Gateway

Leader: Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Participants: Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)

This working team is specially dedicated to the construction of GNSS data gateway at the CNRS JRU Géoazur/Observatoire de la Côte d´Azur.

Tasks performed by this team include:
Construct the interface with EPN (EUREF Permanent Network) and GSAC data nodes.

GNSS Products

Leader: Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Participants: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Foldmeresi es Taverzekelesi Intezet (FOMI), Bogazici Universitesi (KOERI)

This team is responsible for developing the guidelines for processing, implementing massive processing at 2 EPOS processing centres to obtain European-scale solution and harmonized distributed processing at National Analysis Centres.

Tasks performed by this team include:
Collect daily and weekly GNSS position solutions in standardized formats
Combine of daily/weekly solutions to obtain homogeneous station time-series and velocities.
Combine of solutions at the velocity level (large-scale European solutions, EPN densification product and solutions from National processing centres).
Create a derivation of strain rate maps
Test and validate combination products and test alternative combination strategies.

GNSS Products Gateway

Leader: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)
Participants: Bogazici Universitesi (KOERI)

This team is dedicated to setting up initial GNSS products dissemination services.

Tasks performed by this team include:
Construct a web service to upload, visualize and download GNSS products.
Implement user-friendly tools that will increase the cross-disciplinary use of geodetic data and the interoperability with adjacent disciplines.