Internal organization

The TCS AH Consortium comprises 12 pan-European partners consisting of academic and scientific institutions, research centres and industry organisations. Representative members from each partner institution form the Consortium Board and decision-making body of the TCS AH.


Hosting organisation for the consortium: Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS)

Office manager: Ania Leśnodorska, IG PAS

Office co-manager: Karolina Chodzińska, IG PAS


Consortium Director: Stanisław Lasocki, IG PAS

Consortium Board Chair: Gilberto Saccorotti, INGV

Consortium Members:

  • Central Mining Institute of Poland, Poland (CMI)
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research, France (CNRS)
  • French National Institute for Environment & Risks, France (INERIS)
  • GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany (GFZ)
  • Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland (IG PAS)
  • Institute of Geophysics of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic (IG ASCR)
  • Keele University, United Kingdom (KU)
  • Lulea University of Technology, Sweden (LTU)
  • The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy (INGV)
  • Polish Mining Group, Poland (PMG)
  • University of Oulu, Finland (OULU)
  • University of Science and Technology - Academic Computer Centre Cyfronet, Poland (ACK-UST)

TCS AH activities are coordinated by Section. You can find out more about each section below.

Section for Implementation of TCS AH Services

  • Establishes the legal, technical, and quality control procedures needed for integrating new episodes and applications into the IS-EPOS Platform,
  • Integrating and maintaining episodes and applications into the IS-EPOS Platform,
  • Maintaining the IS-EPOS Platform and associated infrastructure,
  • Evaluating the legal procedures related to user privacy policies.                                                                  

Leader: Joanna Kocot, ACK UST

Participants: All

Section for Episode integration and application implementation

  • Integrating and maintaining episodes and applications on the TCS-AH Platform,
  • Developing a universal communication scheme to streamline episode integration between data providers and eNodes,

Leader: Aglaja Blanke, GFZ

Participants: IG PAS, ACK UST, CNRS

Section for Promotion and dissemination

  • Defining and executing parallel communication and dissemination strategies for TCS-AH activities,
  • Coordinating these strategies with EPOS ERIC.

Leader: Jean Schmittbuhl, CNRS

Participants: IG PAS, KU, INGV, OULU, PMG

Section for Projects and partnership

  • Identifying key areas for future collaboration,
  • Identifying and targeting potential partners, including international academic and industry stakeholders,
  • Coordinate the legal, financial, and technical aspects of new partnerships and pilot projects.                                                                     

Leader: Savka Dineva, LTU

Participants: IG PAS, INGV, CMI, INERIS

The User Committee is responsible for establishing policies related to soliciting and using User feedback.

Chair: Ian Stimpson, KU



The Data Provider Committee is responsible for establishing policies that set requirements data quality and quality control.

Chair: Sławomir Olechowski, PMG

The Innovation Advisory Committee consults on the decision-making process of the TCS-AH.

Chair: Andreas Wuestefeld, NORSAR


IS-EPOS Platform

The IS-EPOS Platform is an e-environment, which offers access to the Applications and Episodes stored in the eNodes. You can access the IS-EPOS Platform here.

Leader: Michał Lelonek, IG PAS


eNodes are local data centres that store Episode data, as well as providing it to the IS-EPOS Platform. TCS-AH has two eNodes, owned and managed by IG PAS (leader: Dominika Wenc) and CNRS (leader: Marc Schaming).