Last November (13th to 15th, 2017), Aline Déprez, from EPOS GNSS Data and Products and Ingénieure CNRS (ISTerre - Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble Alpes), attended the Colloque G2 2017 Géodésie – Rhéologie, an event hosted at Nice University.
The general objective of GNSS Data & Products is to develop an open source platform with web interface to capture raw data from a variety of GNSS stations operating in Europe, providing them through an integrated European network.
This distribution system also aims to increase the number of available data at European level and deliver products – such as positions and time series, velocities and strain rates fields – providing European researchers in Earth Science with relevant information for finding patterns, new discoveries, and even create a new science.
The specific goals are:
► Construct the future governance of Thematic Core Services (TCS) GNSS Data & Products in EPOS;
► Interact with the geodetic community in Europe, at national and Pan-European (EUREF) levels;
► Ensure interoperability between EPOS GNSS services (data and products) and EPOS Integrated Core Services (ICS);
► Promote multidisciplinary interoperability with other disciplines within EPOS;
► Implement distributed dissemination of validated file-based GNSS data for about 2000 stations in the first 2 years with the goal of reaching 3000 by the end of the EPOS-IP;
► Implement computation and distributed dissemination of GNSS long-term products (position time-series, velocities, strain rate maps) based on the EPOS associated stations;
► Develop plans for the future preservation of GNSS data, dissemination of real-time GNSS data, and generation and dissemination of other geodetic products.