The Geo-INQUIRE project is divided into four thematic pillars represented by work packages 2 to 5 focussing on the provision and enhancement of virtual access (VA) and transnational access (TA), and four cross-cutting work packages dealing with harmonisation of research infrastructure (RI) services, FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reuseable) management and compliance, cross-disciplinarity in the geosphere research, and cross-disciplinary research though training.
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WP1 is in charge of the overall coordination of the project. It ensures compliance and resolves conflicts, ethical concerns aligned with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards. Governance involves multiple boards and an external advisory board; quality control ensures high project output standards; monitoring tracks long-term impact. It also comprises the communication and outreach by handling internal and external messaging; organising kick-off and annual assemblies. Additionally, WP1 is in charge of feeding the website throughout the project development. Ultimately, it monitors the technical and financial reporting in line with Horizon Europe regulations, FAIR data principles and risk management strategies that adapts to possible project changes.
Ensure the successful completion of the project within time and resource constraints. Focus on project progress, resource efficiency, communication, product quality, risk management, GDPR compliance, diversity and inclusion, technical/financial reporting, and project meetings.
List of tasks:
• Task 1.1: Overall coordination of project activities
• Task 1.2: Monitoring project activities
• Task 1.3: Communications, website, and social media
• Task 1.4: Technical and financial reporting
• Task 1.5: Data and risk management planning
• Task 1.6: Meeting organisation
• Task 1.7: Vision paper
• WP Lead: GFZ
• Participants: Input from all WPs
WP2 focuses on the harmonization of access and collaboration, while fostering multidisciplinary training and engagement with diverse initiatives. Focus is devoted to the virtual data access of seismological waveforms, oversees GNSS, ocean bottom sea level data access and Near Fault Observatories and Volcano Observations. For such a purpose WP2 emphasizes broader coverage by adhering to FAIR standards, and promoting integration while enriching accessibility and expanding data types with training support.
Provide enhanced and integrated access to data through EPOS (European Plate Observing System), EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory), ARISE (Atmospheric dynamics Research InfraStructure in Europe), UNESCO/IOC/SLMF. This is done by supporting and enhancing access to European RI FAIR-based data services for geosphere research (where, RI: Research Infrastructure; & FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) into independent data services within each infrastructure to facilitate cross-disciplinary research. With this, it is expected to increase the impact and user base of geosphere data services through training, data integration and filling data gaps where needed, while preserving FAIR principles.
• Task 2.1: Coordination of virtual access to geosphere data from European Research Infrastructures
• Task 2.2: Virtual access to seismological waveform data
• Task 2.3: Virtual access to GNSS data
• Task 2.4: Virtual access to ocean bottom data relevant for the geosphere
• Task 2.5: Virtual access to sea level data
• Task 2.6: Virtual access to multidisciplinary data from EPOS TCS Near Fault Observatories and EPOS TCS Volcano Observations
• WP Lead: CNRS
• Participants: GFZ, UGA, UBO, LRU, OCA, INGV, ETHZ, ORB, VLIZ, ORFEUS, NOA, UBI, EMSO ERIC, IFREMER, VLIZ, IMO, INFN, HCMR, MI, UPC, PLOCAN
WP3 aims to provide enhanced access to geohazard and risk products, integrating services from EPOS and ARISE infrastructures. It focuses on offering cross-disciplinary service portfolios, fostering research across multiple hazards, and delivering state-of-the-art products and tools for natural hazard and risk assessment. WP3 also conducts outreach activities and training for scientists.
WP3 aims to integrate services across geohazards, maximize the use of primary data services, offer access to new trends in hazard assessment, and provide state-of-the-art products and tools. It also focuses on increasing knowledge and training scientists while ensuring accessibility, outreach, and review procedures across service portfolios.
List of Tasks:
• Task 3.1 Coordination of virtual access to European geohazard and multi-risk products
• Task 3.2 Harmonized GNSS and Satellite Products for Geohazard Analysis Service Portfolio
• Task 3.3 European Catalogues for Geohazard Analysis Service Portfolio
• Task 3.4 European Geohazard Products Service Portfolio
• Task 3.5 European Multi-risk Products Service Portfolio
• Task 3.6 European Geohazard and Risk Testing Service Portfolio
• WP Lead: ETHZ
• Participants: GFZ, CNRS, INGV, EUCENTRE, UCL, CSIC, UBI, NOA, CNR, NGI, IFREMER, EMSC, IMO, GEM, UNIPV, UNINA, JRC, SCEC, UGA, UCA
WP4 aims to enhance access to georesource data and facilities, promoting curiosity-driven science in georesources exploration and exploitation. It concentrates on subsurface characterization, geological information, anthropogenic hazards (AH), and CCUS.
WP4's main objective is to expand georesource data access, fostering curiosity-driven research and multidisciplinary collaboration through EPOS GIM, EPOS AH, and ECCSEL infrastructures. Tasks include harmonizing standards, enhancing data coverage, and facilitating virtual and transnational access to georesource facilities, with a focus on geological information, anthropogenic hazards, and CCUS. All data will be integrated into existing research infrastructure services and made FAIR and interoperable. Outreach, training, and reviews ensure user engagement and data quality.
List of Tasks:
• Task 4.1: Coordination of virtual access to georesources services and data
• Task 4.2: Virtual access to EPOS GIM services and data
• Task 4.3: Multidisciplinary and multiscale extension of the EPOS AH platform (EPISODES)
• Task 4.4: Transnational access to ECCSEL ERIC facilities
• Lead: BRGM
• Participants: CNRS, ECCSEL-ERIC, CSIC, ISPRA, GFZ, IGF-PAS, BRGM, AGH/AGH-UST, INERIS, OGS, SOTACARBO, SINTEF, TNO
WP5 offers access to cutting-edge software and workflows in geoscience and High-Performance Computing (HPC). It encompasses the access coordination to several computing facilities, a Simulation Data Lake (SDL), and Software as a Service (SaaS) for geohazard analysis and simulation data storage. Multiple institutions collaborate to provide these services and ensure accessibility, training, and support for users, promoting the growth of a geohazards research community.
WP5 aims to facilitate access to advanced software and workflows in geoscience and HPC. It provides Virtual and Transnational Access to a compound installations and HPC centres, enhancing computational seismology, volcanology, tsunami science, and geohazard analysis. Key objectives include offering access to a Simulation Data Lake, Software as a Service, Workflows as a Service, comprehensive training, and support for users, as well as access to high-performance computing resources.
• Task 5.1: Access coordination
• Task 5.2: Simulation Data Lake (SDL)
• Task 5.3: Software as a Service (SaaS)
• Task 5.4: Workflows as a Service (WaaS)
• Task 5.5: HPC (High-Performance Computing) on supercomputers
• WP Lead: INGV
• Participants: GFZ, UU, UNINA, EPOS-ERIC, UiB, NOA, INGV, IFREMER, LMU, CINECA, ETHZ, CSIC, NGI, UMA, BSC-CNS
It promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration and metadata standardization to enable advanced scientific research by enabling interoperable access. Thus, it focuses on high-level integration of RI assets, harmonized metadata descriptions for workflows, and supports cross-disciplinary collaboration. Therefore, WP6 also ensures interoperable access to assets like data, software, and services, fostering a wider user community.
WP6's primary objective is to facilitate access and harmonization of integrated research infrastructure (RI) services for advanced data, data products, and services across various domains. With this, metadata catalogues, conversion mechanisms and metadata formats will be created and harmonised to ensure TA-VA integration and their interoperability across various RIs.
List of Tasks:
• Task 6.1: Coordination
• Task 6.2: Harmonization and standardization of new assets (DDSS)
• Task 6.3: Integration of new assets into existing Research Infrastructures (RIs)
• Task 6.4: High-level integration of RI assets for interoperability
• Task 6.5: TA-VA integration
• Task 6.6: Metadata for workflows and Simulation Data Lakes (WP3, WP5), from test beds (WP8), and training (WP9)
• WP Lead: EPOS-ERIC
• Participants: INGV, UiB, BRGM, UNINA, IGF-PAS, EMSO-ERIC, ECCSEL-ERIC, EPOS-ERIC, NORSAR, GFZ
WP7 focuses on enhancing the scientific impact of Geo-INQUIRE project's RI services by implementing the FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability). Thus, it aligns with cross-domain initiatives and large-scale collaborations to avoid duplication and promote best practices. Additionally, it harmonizes with external communities and provides training and outreach to share FAIR metrics and best practices.
Enhance the impact of RI services while seeking to define and assess the level of FAIRness for research assets and services in Geo-INQUIRE within different contexts. Thus, it aims to align the involved parts within cross-domain initiatives to avoid duplication by developing metrics, monitoring and compliance.
List of Tasks:
• Task 7.1: FAIR metrics for Geo-INQUIRE
• Task 7.1: Implementation of FAIR metrics
• Task 7.1: Impact assessment of RI services (assessment of FAIRness)
• Task 7.1: Harmonization with external communities
• Task 7.1: Training and outreach
• WP Lead: UU
• Participants: EMSO-ERIC, GFZ, CNRS, ECCSEL-ERIC, ETHZ, EPOS-ERIC, INGV, EUCENTRE, IFREMER, UU, UGA, UNISTRA
WP8 focuses on fostering cross-disciplinary research in the geosphere by integrating VA/TA activities, enabling scientific exploration through data, products, and simulation tools from various state-of-the-art research infrastructures (see tasks below). This work package will promote interoperability, offer TA opportunities to researchers, and demonstrate cross-disciplinary science. The provision of financial support for travel and accommodation are expected to provide new opportunities for access to the infrastructures and increase the number of user proposals to the calls, especially from early-career researchers and under-represented communities.
WP8 enables cross-disciplinary research by providing access to local facilities, maintaining data standards and solving complex cross-disciplinary geosphere questions. Research infrastructures that cover various geosphere domains and scales, monitoring Earth, air, and sea that support cutting-edge science are supported by combining new experiments with existing data and demonstrating interoperability for curiosity-driven science. The main objectives of this work package are therefore to: (1) provide users with TA opportunities to exploit the local research infrastructure at the test beds; (2) provide users with the TAs upon request to pieces of large, standalone datasets not available as VA, such as complete time series of DAS data; (3) integrate data and products produced during the TA activities into sustainable VAs; (4) provide VA for the lab-scale data and products of the BedrettoLab; (5) demonstrate the interoperability through the selection of use cases at the test beds,
List of Tasks:
• Task 8.1: Coordination of accesses to test beds
• Task 8.2: Bedretto Underground Lab Test Bed
• Task 8.3: Eastern Sicily Test Bed
• Task 8.4: Irpinia Near Fault Observatory Test Bed
• Task 8.5: Ligurian Sea Test Bed
• Task 8.6: Ella-Link GeoLab Madeira Test Bed
• Task 8.7: Corinth Rift Lab
• Lead: UNINA
• Participants: IFREMER, INGV, ETHZ, CNRS, GFZ, NOA, , INFN, IGF-PAS,, UGA, OCA, IPGP
WP9 aims to promote cross-disciplinary research in Earth sciences by offering training, workshops, and community-building activities. It targets both young and experienced researchers, fostering collaboration, addressing environmental challenges, and encouraging open science.
The objectives of WP9 include facilitating cross-disciplinary training for researchers, organizing workshops and summer schools, and promoting curiosity-driven research access. It seeks to enhance the utilization of research infrastructures and improve services across Europe.
List of Tasks:
• Task 9.1: Technical training – RI and services exploitation
• Task 9.2: Summer schools on Interdisciplinary Service use
• Task 9.3: Mapping curiosity-driven cross-disciplinary research opportunities
• Task 9.4: Involvement of young researchers’/pre-researchers’ community via personalized access training
• Task 9.5: Practice makes experts - networking events
• Lead: IGF PAS
• Participants: LMU, ORFEUS, CNRS, INGV, EMSO-ERIC, UNINA, CSIC, NOA, GFZ, BRGM, UGA