EPOS collated requirements
Introduction to EPOS
EPOS, the European Plate Observing System (http://www.epos-eu.org/) is a long-term plan for the integration of research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe. Its main aim is to integrate communities to make scientific discovery in the domain of solid earth science. EPOS integrates the existing (and future) advanced European facilities into a single, distributed, sustainable infrastructure taking full advantage of new e-science opportunities. Complex interconnected physical and chemical processes control earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, and floods, and drive tectonics and Earth surface dynamics. Unravelling them requires accessible harmonized data and new tools to foster innovative cross-disciplinary research. By improving access to data and data products, together with tools for their use in analysis and modeling, EPOS will transform the European research landscape, driving discovery and developing solutions to the geo-hazards and geo-resources challenges facing European society.
General requirements for EPOS
Now, more specifically, EPOS can identify two basic uses cases:
Scientists by using EPOS could:
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