The EPOS Delivery Framework can be defined as a truly international, federated framework encompassing the data and service provision integrated within the Thematic Cores Services (TCS) and made interoperable with the central hub of the Integrated Core Services (ICS-C), the novel e-infrastructure for promoting FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management.

The TCS-ICS federated system is the skeleton of the EPOS Delivery Framework and represents the solution for integrating distributed infrastructures via shared standards for data and metadata, which will allow researchers unprecedented opportunities to use and analyze multidisciplinary solid Earth science data, generate new FAIR data products and lay the ground for widespread application of advanced data analysis methods in the Earth sciences.