EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.

EPOS will bring together Earth scientists, national research infrastructures, ICT (Information & Communication Technology) experts, decision makers, and public to develop new concepts and tools for accurate, durable, and sustainable answers to societal questions concerning geo-hazards and those geodynamic phenomena (including geo-resources) relevant to the environment and human welfare.

EPOS Vision

EPOS Mission

EPOS aims at:

  • Representing a scientific vision and approach in which innovative multidisciplinary research is made possible for a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, unrest episodes and tsunamis as well as those driving tectonics and Earth surface dynamics;
  • Establishing a long-term plan to facilitate the integrated use of data, models and facilities from existing, and new distributed research infrastructures (RIs), for solid Earth science;
  • Adopting appropriate legal solutions to manage distributed pan European Research Infrastructures, securing on a common and shared data policy the open access and the transparent use of data, and guaranteeing mutual respect of the Intellectual Property Rights.

Who can join EPOS?

Working Fields


Turkish Members of EPOS

Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency

Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatoryand Earthquake Research Institute

How can be a member of EPOS

EPOS Roadmap Elements

Detailed Information


Source: EPOS IP