Data will be available from the Solid Earth science disciplines which each community deals with, such as seismology, volcanology, geology and surface dynamics, geodesy, geomagnetism, analytical and experimental laboratory research, rock physics and petrology, satellite information. To enable this, advanced ICT and e-IR methodologies are being developed and will be employed.
Available data will be quality controlled according to the appropriate standards as defined by each of the disciplinary data providers, although some data due to its very nature, such as “real-time” data, may be supplied in the format in which it is received by EPOS.
In order to facilitate the integration among the communities, data had been categorized in the following levels:
- Level 0: raw data, or basic data (example: seismograms, accelerograms, time series)
- Level 1: data products coming from nearly automated procedures (earthquake locations, magnitudes, focal mechanism, shakemaps)
- Level 2: data products resulting by scientists' investigations (crustal models, strain maps, earthquake source models, etc)
- Level 3: integrated data products coming from complex analyses or community shared products (hazards maps, catalogue of active faults, etc)
As a part of the requirements and use cases (RUC) collection from the Thematic Core Services (TCS) Work Packages (WPs), a specific list was prepared to include all data, data product, software and services (DDSS). This DDSS Master Table is used as a mechanism to update the RUC information as well as providing a mechanism for accessing more detailed IT technical information for the development of the Integrated Core Services (ICS) Central Hub (ICS-C). The DDSS Master Table is also used for extracting the level of maturity of the various DDSS elements in each TCS as well as providing a summary of the status of the TCS preparations for the ICS integration and interoperability. The current version of the DDSS Master Table (as of 22 February 2017) consists of 384 DDSS elements, where 125 of these already exists and are ready to be implemented during the first implementation of the ICS during the first 24 months. The remaining DDSS elements will require more time to harmonize the internal standards, prepare an adequate metadata structure and be ready for implementation after the M24 deadline. Various harmonization groups (HGs) are established to help organizing the harmonization issues across the TCS in a structured way. TCS WPs are preparing individual TCS Roadmaps which will describe the development and implementation plans of the remaining DDSS elements including a time-line and resource allocations. Following figure shows the number of DDSS elements for each TCS WP.
WP8: Seismology; WP9: Near Fault Observatories; WP10: GNSS Data and Products; WP11: Volcano Observations; WP12: Satellite data; WP13: Geomagnetic Observations; WP14: Anthropogenic Hazards; WP15: Geological Information and Modeling; WP16: Multi-scale Laboratories; WP17: Geo-Energy Test Beds for Low Carbon Energy.