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Orlecka-Sikora, B., Lasocki, S., Kocot, J. et al. An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation. Sci Data 7, 89 (2020).

An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation

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Author: Orlecka-Sikora, Beata1; Lasocki, Stanisław1; Kocot, Joanna2;
Organizations: 1Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
2ACC Cyfronet, AGH, Krakow, Poland
3Isterre, Grenoble Observatory, Grenoble, France
4Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Bologna, Via Donato Creti 12, 40128, Bologna, Italy
5Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPGS-UMR7516, Strasbourg, France
6Keele University, Keele, UK
7Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
8Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling, Telegrafenberg, 14473, Potsdam, Germany
9Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Pisa. Via Cesare Battisti, 53 - 56125, Pisa, Italy
10Central Mining Institute, Katowice, Poland
11Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A., Katowice, Poland
12Oulu Mining School and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
13Institut national de l’environnement industriel et des risques, Nancy, France
14Institute of Geophysics, Academy of Sciences, CR, Prague, Czech Republic
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-04-03


Mining, water-reservoir impoundment, underground gas storage, geothermal energy exploitation and hydrocarbon extraction have the potential to cause rock deformation and earthquakes, which may be hazardous for people, infrastructure and the environment. Restricted access to data constitutes a barrier to assessing and mitigating the associated hazards. Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards (TCS AH) of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) provides a novel e-research infrastructure. The core of this infrastructure, the IS-EPOS Platform ( connected to international data storage nodes offers open access to large grouped datasets (here termed episodes), comprising geoscientific and associated data from industrial activity along with a large set of embedded applications for their efficient data processing, analysis and visualization. The novel team-working features of the IS-EPOS Platform facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary scientific research, public understanding of science, citizen science applications, knowledge dissemination, data-informed policy-making and the teaching of anthropogenic hazards related to georesource exploitation. TCS AH is one of 10 thematic core services forming EPOS, a solid earth science European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) (

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Series: Scientific data
ISSN: 2052-4463
ISSN-E: 2052-4463
ISSN-L: 2052-4463
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Article number: 89
DOI: 10.1038/s41597-020-0429-3
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 119 Other natural sciences
1172 Environmental sciences
1171 Geosciences
Funding: This work was supported by the EPOS Implementation Phase (EPOS IP) project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement Number 676564 and by the Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement Number 730900. This work was supported in part by national research funds in the scope of the co-financed international projects framework (Agreements no.: 3504/H2020/15/2016/2 and 3503/H2020/15/2016/2). This work was partially financed as a part of the statutory activity from the subvention of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland.
EU Grant Number: (676564) EPOS IP - EPOS Implementation Phase
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