The EPOS Days have drawn to a close, marking a vibrant gathering where we had the pleasure of meeting many of you in person. From Monday, March 11, to Thursday, March 14, the EPOS community engaged in a information-packed four-day program, discussing the current status and future trajectories of our infrastructure.

We explored ongoing and upcoming projects, strategies to engage new communities, and opportunities for international collaboration. The event surpassed our expectations with approximately 140 delegates in attendance, with additional participants joining remotely via our streaming service. During the initial plenary session, representatives from all 10 Thematic Core Services (TCS) shared insights into their activities and future plans. Subsequently, the IT team of the Integrated Core Services presented advancements in the EPOS Data Portal and outlined forthcoming enhancements, unveiling some exciting updates.

The second day of plenaries featured presentations from key international initiatives including EUREFJERICO, and the Krafla Magma Testbed. In the same session, we were honored to host CEOs from our sister infrastructures EarthScope and AuScope, who, despite the time zone challenges, provided valuable perspectives on collaboration opportunities with EPOS. The discussions then moved on establishing a new TCS, drawing inspiration from the success story of TCS Tsunamis, and heard from two communities interested in embarking on the same path: Built Environment Data and Gravimetry. During the concluding plenary session, we heard from 15 National Nodes and consortia and learnt about their organizational structure, activities, and sustainability plans, organisation, activities and sustainability strategies.

Furthermore, the EPOS Days facilitated board meetings and parallel sessions focusing on Ethics, Communications, Training, and various technical advancements within the EPOS Data Portal. A dedicated session was held for the 10 Early Career Researchers nominated by the TCS, where we explored their scientific use cases and how the EPOS Data Portal can support their research. For those who missed the event, recordings of the first and the second plenary session are available on the EPOS YouTube channel, and presentations can be accessed via the event timetable by clicking on the appropriate session. Individual speech recordings will also be available soon.

We extend our gratitude to all participants for contributing to the success of the EPOS Days 2024, and we look forward to continuing our collaborative journey. See you all at the next EPOS Days!

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