EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE ON SOLID EARTH

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The TCS (Thematic Core Service) for Anthropogenic Hazards (TCS-AH) provides facilities, time correlated datasets called episodes, and reference material on the IS-EPOS online platform to aid education and research on induced seismicity and hazards related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The need for energy and minerals requires a variety of complex industrial processes to be performed under increasingly difficult environmental conditions. Anthropogenic Hazards, particularly induced seismicity related to the exploration and exploitation of georesources is a growing area of focus and interest in science, industry, public administration, NGO’s and the public.

TCS-AH provides an innovative and accessible digital environment to enable e-research into anthropogenic hazards related to the exploration and exploitation of geo-resources via the IS-EPOS platform https://tcs.ah-epos.eu. The platform provides a comprehensive open data research infrastructure* with services for data processing, analysis and visualization alongside grouped datasets, called "Episodes" and collaborative workspace features. Each episode provides time correlated industrial data (e.g. oil/gas production data, fluid injection rates, water reservoir levels) with geophysical data (e.g. induced/triggered seismicity, ground deformation) and associated geo- and metadata (e.g. bedrock geology, monitoring station positions) to facilitate episode and/or method-oriented research and studies into cause and effect.

The innovation of TCS AH draws on the uniqueness of the integrated research infrastructures:

Datasets - called “episodes” - that comprehensively describe a geophysical process that is induced or triggered by human activity, which under certain circumstances can become hazardous to people, infrastructure and the environment,

problem-oriented applications with the particular attention devoted to methods analysing connections between technology and geophysical response and resulted hazard,

flexible computational platform with an access to High Performance Computing resources, where a researcher can process the integrated data using the implemented applications.

TCS AH is composed of three major components:

  • TCS AH Consortium, managing the integration of research infrastructures in the field of geophysical anthropogenic hazards associated with exploitation of georesources and cooperating with EPOS-ERIC;
  • AH e-Nodes which gather episodes with their multidisciplinary data, manage them and provide access to AH data;
  • IS-EPOS platform which provide access to the episodes’ data, software, applications and computational resources for advanced analysis and visualization.

*Orlecka-Sikora, B., Lasocki, S., Kocot, J. et al. An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation. Sci Data 7, 89 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0429-3

 

 

 

*Orlecka-Sikora, B., Lasocki, S., Kocot, J. et al. An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation. Sci Data 7, 89 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0429-3

 



Group email: wp14@lists.epos-ip.org

EPOS IP TCS AH Leader: Beata Orlecka-Sikora (IG PAS)

Participating Organizations: IG PAS, INGV, CNRS, UJF, GFZ, IG ASCR, OULU, INERIS, LTU, KU, AGH/AGH-UST, NIEP

 

Task 14.1 Strategic activities and governance

Leader: Beata Orlecka-Sikora, orlecka@igf.edu.pl

Task 14.2 Coordination and Interaction with the Community

Leader: Glenda Jones, g.m.jones@keele.ac.uk

Task 14.3 Interoperability with EPOS ICS and Testing

Leader: Mariusz Sterzel, m.sterzel@cyfronet.pl

Task 14.4 Integration of AH Episodes

Leader: Grzegorz Kwiatek, kwiatek@gfz-potsdam.de

Task 14.5 Assessment of the relations between technical operations and induced seismic/deformation processess

Leader: jean-robert.grasso@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Task 14.6 Time nad technology dependent probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (TTD PSHA)

Leader: lasocki@igf.edu.pl

Task 14.7 Holistic framework for multi-hazard and multi-risk assessment

Leader: alexander.garcia@ingv.it