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GNSS Product portal focuses on user experience

The GNSS Product portal has gained a fresh and modern design improving the user experience (UX). “The initial design and usability were deprecated, therefore we decided to reformulate it”, says André Rodrigues, from UBI and the developer in charge of portal redesign. According to Rodrigues, besides having minor details such as a “welcome screen”, the reformulation implied a new design taking into consideration user interface and usability.

Paper about GNSS Data and Products published in a national geodetic journal in Czech and Slovak Republic

The reviewed professional and scientific magazine GaKo published an article coauthored by Petr Bezděka and Jan Douša entitled "European Plate Observation System and Connection of Geodetic Data and Services from the National Infrastructure CzechGeo" (translation adapted from the original, in czech, "Evropský Observační Systém a zapojení geodetických dat a služeb z národní infrastruktury CzechGeo, Geodetický a kartografický obzor"). Monthly released, Geodetic and Cartographic Review (GaKO) is a national geodetic journal of the Czech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre (CÚZK) and Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Authority of the Slovak Republic (ÚGKK SA). Besides, it is recognized in the Research Information Registry (RIV).

GNSS Data and Products presented at IGS Workshop 2018

The poster “New way of GNSS data dissemination within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS)” was presented by Jan Douša, member of TCS GNSS Data and Products, at IGS Workshop 2018, which has been held in China for the first time. Hosted and organized by Wuhan University receiving assistance from the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Navigation System and Equipment Technology and sponsorship from relevant partners, the event entitled “Multi-GNSS through global collaboration” occurred from October 29th to November 2nd.

GLASS, a tool for quality-controlled GNSS Data and Products dissemination

Paul Crocker, professor from University of Beira Interior (UBI) and an EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products member, presented a poster about GLASS at AGU Fall Meeting. The event, hosted from December 10th to 14th, at Walter E Washington Convention Center, had the poster presentation addressed at Hall A-C (Poster Hall) on Wednesday (December 12th, 2018), from 13:40 to 18:00 (Washington, D.C. time).

New GLASS interface diminishes the number of endpoints

As explained in previous EPOS newsletter articles, the TCS GNSS Data & Products has been developing a software package called GLASS (Geodetic Linking Advanced Software System) to connect various nodes with GNSS data and make their metadata and their download URL available to the public.

GLASS is operational for testing stage using virtual machine

GNSS data of thousands of stations in Europe is stored on various servers, called nodes, across various countries. One of the objectives of the EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products was to develop a software that would make the data from all these nodes discoverable using queries and to facilitate their download. The name of this software is GLASS (Geodetic Linking Advanced Software System). It will also be used to disseminate the derived GNSS products to the EPOS ecosystem.

First preliminary results from 452 permanent European GNSS stations presented at ESC Malta

The main topic is always seismology at the General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (GA ESC). This year, the 36th Assembly was held in Valletta, Malta, from September 2nd to the 7th , 2018. The event was organized by the Department of Geosciences of the University of Malta, and it brought a new approach: a presentation about the work done by EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products.

EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products disseminated at WEGENER 2018

Work done by the GNSS Data & Products Thematic Core Services in the scope EPOS was promoted at the 19th General Assembly of WEGENER 2018 on earth deformation and the study of earthquakes using geodesy and geodynamics. There were two posters (the C4G/UBI contribution for the EPOS GNSS Products Dissemination and the EPOS GNSS Data Gateway: concept and access) and one presentation (Present-day crustal deformation in Romania from continuous and episodic GNSS measurements).

GNSS-component introduced in COSPAR 2018 Assembly in USA

The COSPAR 2018 Assembly took place at Pasadena, United States, last July from 14th to 22nd. In this event, which goal is to promote international cooperation in the pursuit of scientific research in space, Carine Bruyninx and Juliette Legrand, both EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products members, attended by speaking about EPOS developments and contributions to Solid Earth Science researches.

36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission

The 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (GA ESC) will be held from the September 2nd to the 7th, 2018, in Valletta, Malta, organized by the Department of Geosciences of the University of Malta.

Although on the Malta conference the main topic is seismology, a group of scientists from the TCS GNSS will present for the first time the preliminary product which is the strain rate map of western Eurasia. Thus, representing EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products, two approaches: one is the implementation of tools into GNSS permanent reference network data processing and the other one is strain rates.

EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products represented at the 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission

The 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (GA ESC) will be held from the September 2nd to the 7th, 2018, in Valletta, Malta, organized by the Department of Geosciences of the University of Malta.

Although on the Malta conference the main topic is seismology, a group of scientists from the TCS GNSS will present for the first time the preliminary product which is the strain rate map of western Eurasia. Thus, representing EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products, two approaches: one is the implementation of tools into GNSS permanent reference network data processing and the other one is strain rates.

EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products disseminated at EUREF 2018 Symposium

On the latest May 30th until June 1st, 2018, EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products participated to the EUREF 2018 Symposium, which was hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Therefore, to disseminate this Thematic Core Service, five presentations were given: EPOS TCS GNSS Thematic Core Service @ European Plate Observing System, Multi-GNSS Capability of the EUREF Permanent Tracking Network, ROB's GNSS Contribution to EPOS, EPN Multi-year Position/Velocity Solution, and GNSS Metadata Management and Distribution System (M3G).

EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products presented its activities at EPOS Info Day

On May 30th, 2018, the EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products made an important contribution to EPOS initiative by participating at EPOS Info Day, an event hosted at Ljubljana (Slovenia) tailored to the Eastern Adriatic Area countries.

Virtual machine is operational for testing stage

The EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products is almost ready to launch most of the software they have been developing over for the EPOS project, which has been termed the GLASS package and can be used to make the GNSS data and products available to the EPOS ecosystem. Since the WP10 group is now concluding most aspects of the development phase, the UBI team has put together a virtual machine, or simply VM, with most of the software that all partners have been developing pre-compiled and installed.

EPOS strain rates meeting at EGU 2018

The EPOS strain rates meeting took place during EGU 2018 and focused on the further development of the EPOS strain product for western Eurasia.

EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products presents current status of service and product implementation at EGU 2018

The EPOS TCS GNSS Data and Products is presenting, at EGU 2018, a poster about the current status of service and product implementation. The poster highlights governance and future service providers, GLASS software package, GNSS station metadata portal, besides explaining data and product services.

EPOS GNSS Data and Products' team gets its first signed data supplier letter

There is no doubt that Greece is an interesting area for the Solid Earth Science community because it is tectonically active. From this historical place, the birthplace of philosophy, democracy, literature and major cultural and art manifestation, scientific and mathematical principles, this cradle of Western civilization came the first signed GNSS data supplier letter, on January 25, 2018.

EPOS GNSS Data and Products’ workshop had been productive

The workshop of the EPOS Thematic Core Service (TCS) “GNSS Data and Products” took place on January 16th and 17th in Coimbra, Portugal, and was attended by 37 participants. The event was an opportunity to discuss the status of the project and to propose forthcoming activities.

UBI is opening a Research Fellowship (BI) for EPOS-IP project

The University of Beira Interior (UBI) is opening 1 (one) position for a Research Fellowship (BI) within the framework of the European Union ESFRI project at EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System – Implementation Phase). Candidates must hold a degree in Geological and Mining Engineering or in a similar area and some expertise in Computer Sciences-Information Systems-Data base Management. The contract will be with UBI, which represents the Portuguese Consortium at EPOS-IP.

Update on the new EPOS GNSS metadata management system presented at EUREF analysis centers workshop in Brussels

Last October 25th and 26th, 2017, EPOS GNSS Data and Products was one of the themes at Minutes of the EUREF AC Workshop, in Brussels.

EPOS presented at the annual EUREF Symposium in Wroclaw, Poland

EPOS GNSS Data and Products had presented its activities at the EUREF 2017 Symposium, hold in Wroclaw, Poland, on May 17th to 19th, 2017, hosted at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.

EPOS GNSS Data and Products presents the data analysis in double difference at G2 Geodesy & Geophysics Congress in France

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.

GNSS Data and Products Workshop

The GNSS Data and Products´ meeting is already scheduled to take place from January 16th, 2018 to January 17th, 2018 at Coimbra, Portugal.

2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Rui Fernandes, coordinator for EPOS GNSS Data and Products, will attend as a speaker for 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will present an abstract entitled The Contribution for Improving GNSS Data and Derived Products for Solid Earth Sciences Promoted by EPOS-IP.

EPOS contribution will be a theme at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Rui Fernandes, coordinator for EPOS GNSS Data and Products, will attend as a speaker for 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. He will present an abstract entitled The Contribution for Improving GNSS Data and Derived Products for Solid Earth Sciences Promoted by EPOS-IP.

2017 AGU Fall Meeting | Call for abstract submission

Join 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, from  December 11th to 15th 2017 in New Orleans (USA), and help to bring together contributions from multiple disciplines to highlight recent advances in Geodesy field. Submit your abstract to the sessions G010. Hydrological signals in geodetic data: New observations, models and techniques and G014. Plate Motion, Continental Deformation, and Interseismic Strain Accumulation.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, 2nd August 23:59 EDT.

II Lusophone Conference on Sciences and Technologies of Geographic Information - CTIG 2017

Rui Fernandes, coordinator for EPOS GNSS Data and Products will be speaking about improving GNSS data and products infrastructure in Europe at II Lusophone Conference on Sciences and Technologies of Geographic Information - CTIG 2017 and IV Brazilian Symposium on Geomatics SBG – 2017.

The event, organized by Cartography Department of Unesp and FCT, occurs on July 24th to 26th 2017 at Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil.

Rui Fernandes having been asked to attend this event by Unesp and he is travelling to Brazil supported by sponsorships already established by Unesp for II Lusophone Conference on Sciences and Technologies of Geographic Information - CTIG 2017 and IV Brazilian Symposium on Geomatics SBG – 2017.

GLASS is a unique open access platform for Earth Sciences research

Nowadays, thousands of public and privately owned permanent GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) stations are operating in Europe. One point of access, aggregating all this data, is one of the main challenges for Earth Sciences community, which has been dealing, at present time, with collecting data from diverse stations distributed all over Europe. Forecasting this complex scenario, EPOS GNSS Data and Products TCS (Thematic Core Service) accepted the challenge of building a joint European GNSS data and product distribution system.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Computer Sciences or similar areas | EPOS-IP-C4G/BPD/004/2017

The University of Beira Interior is opening to 2 (two) positions for Post-Doctoral Research  Fellowship (BPD) within the framework of the European Union ESFRI project EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System – Implementation Phase), under the following conditions:
Main research field: Computer Sciences
Sub research fields: Information Systems, Web Services
Admission conditions: Ph.D. in Computer Sciences or similar areas | Proficiency in English

Vacancies: 2
Hiring: Temporary
Country: Portugal
City: Covilhã
University: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)

Research Fellowship | EPOS-IP-C4G/BI/008/2017

The University of Beira Interior is opening 2 (two) positions for Research Fellowship (BI) within the framework of the European Union ESFRI project EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System – Implementation Phase), under the following conditions:
Main research field: Computer Sciences
Sub research fields: Information Systems, Web Services
Admission conditions: Bachelor in Computer Sciences or similar areas | Proficiency in English

Vacancies: 2
Hiring: Temporary
Country: Portugal
City: Covilhã
University: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)

Research Fellowship | EPOS-IP-C4G/BI/007/2017

The University of Beira Interior is opening 2 (two) positions for Research Fellowship (BI) within the framework of the European Union ESFRI project EPOS-IP (European Plate Observing System – Implementation Phase), under the following conditions:
Main research field: Computer Sciences
Sub research fields: Information Systems, Web Services
Admission conditions: Master in Computer Sciences or similar areas | Proficiency in English

Vacancies: 2
Hiring: Temporary
Country: Portugal
City: Covilhã
University: Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI)

C4G plenary boosting actions for the future

The C4G plenary session, which current phase of financing began on June 15th (2017), occurs this July 11th at Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra.