The EPOS SP project is organised into 9 Work Packages (WPs). 

WP1: Project management

Lead beneficiary: EPOS ERIC

The aim of WP1 is to guarantee an effective, smooth and high-quality performance of the EPOS SP project, with respect to both contractual and financial management as well as operational and strategic management.


WP2: Governance and financial framework

Lead beneficiary: EPOS ERIC

The main objective of WP2 is to strengthen the financial sustainability of the EPOS Delivery Framework in a governance environment that is coherent with EPOS ERIC.


WP3: Global dimension, European and international cooperation

Lead beneficiary: UKRI

WP3 will consolidate international collaboration with other relevant Research Infrastructures (RIs), initiatives and organisations in the solid Earth and related domains, including e-science to expand and develop the global dimension of EPOS.


WP4: Increasing value for users

Lead beneficiary: BRGM

The aim of WP4 is to ensure the sustainability of the EPOS Delivery Framework from a technical perspective, delivering robust services in an environment suitable for increasing end-user trust and encouraging new communities to join EPOS.


WP5: Strengthening links with private sector

Lead beneficiary: IGPAS

The goal of the  WP5 is to strengthen the links of EPOS with the private sector, by increasing EPOS visibility and attractiveness for industry and SMEs and by preparing legal, organisational, financial, technical and ethical frameworks for the EPOS-industry partnerships.


WP6: Value for society

Lead beneficiary: ETH Zurich

WP6 will investigate the opportunities and the threats of EPOS services for society with the aim of developing a clear and consistent strategy together with guidelines and recommendations for EPOS on how to interface with stakeholders in an ethical dimension suitable for strengthening its economic and societal value.


WP7: Outreach and training

Lead beneficiary: UiB

The main objective of WP7 is to contribute to outreach and dissemination of the EPOS contents and usage to diverse stakeholders, including training for users.


WP8: Impact on long-term sustainability

Lead beneficiary: CNRS

WP8 is dedicated to the long-term sustainability of the EPOS Research Infrastructure. This is a transversal WP that collects and assembles the input of sustainability issues from other WPs.


WP9: Ethics requirements

Lead beneficiary: EPOS ERIC

The objective of WP9 is to set out the ‘ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with, including issues of data protection and risk assessment.


The EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 871121