European Plate Observing System Implementation Phase Project - EPOS IP

Start Date and End Date

01 October 2015
30 September 2019

Turkish Partner(s)

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Kandilli Rasathanesi

T.C. Başbakanlık Afet ve Acil Durum Yönetimi Başkanlığı


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, ITALY


€ 18.4 Million


Horizon 2020 Research Infrastructures

Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

EPOS Project aims to understand the working mechanism behind earth system and to getting insight on natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, flood, landslides, tsunami.

From a scientific research perspective, EPOS will inform about the driving forces of global tectonics and associated Earth surface dynamics. EPOS will provide open access to geophysical and geological data, and to the most advanced modelling tools, while promoting crossdisciplinary approaches to Earth science studies.

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Earth science data can contribute to more effective decision making in multiple ways. Information can be used to identify emerging problems, trends and changes and monitor ongoing situations. EPOS services will help managers make well-informed decisions based on accurate scientific data. Similarly, problems can be anticipated based on forecasts and analysis of future trends.

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Human capital development