Basic information
Original title:
EPOS SP - European Plate Observing System Sustainability Phase
Researchers involved:
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1 February 2020–31 January 2023
871121 (H2020-INFRADEV-2018-2020/H2020-INFRADEV-20

The future and security of humankind dwelling on Planet Earth depend on our ability to live and cope with the complex Earth system in all its dimensions. Our ability to monitor the surface and subsurface of the Earth and to forecast catastrophic events and their impacts on society is increasingly pertinent as our society develops. Earth system processes transcend national boundaries and the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) brings the solid Earth networks in Europe into a single distributed research infrastructure. EPOS has been designed with the vision and the mission of creating a pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth science relying on novel e-science concepts to provide virtual access to data and services as well as physical access to facilities for a broad community of users.
The innovation potential of the EPOS infrastructure involves enabling the use of multidisciplinary solid Earth science data, data products and services relying on national research infrastructures distributed across the whole Europe. The overall objective of the EPOS Sustainability Phase (EPOS SP) project is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the EPOS Research Infrastructure. The EPOS SP project is timely in the EPOS RI lifecycle because it will consolidate the long-term operational perspective of EPOS ERIC and the EPOS Delivery Framework. EPOS SP is addressing all aspects of sustainability to tackle the challenge of moving from technical and financial viability to long-term sustainability.
ZRC SAZU is involved in WP2 Governance and Financial Framework (Task 2.1 Engaging National Authorities in EPOS and enlarging the EPOS ERIC membership) and in WP7 Outreach and Training (Task 7.2 Outreach on operation of EPOS services).
ZRC SAZU je vključen v WP2 Vodenje in finančni okvir (Naloga 2.1 Vključevanje nacionalnih organizacij v EPOS in širjenje članstva v EPOS ERIC) in v WP7 Dosežki in izobraževanje (Naloga 7.2 Dosežki pri delovanju EPOS servisov).

Project steps




    • 10 -12 February 2020 – project kick-off meeting, Brussels, Belgium, 

      Between 10 and 12 February 2020 we participated in the EPOS SP kick-off meeting in Brussels (Belgium), where we had the opportunity to meet our EPOS SP WP7 and WP2 partners.

    • 30 March 2020 – EPOS SP, WP7 teleconference organized by Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway

      Draft agenda for the meeting:
        1.  WP7 Strategy
        2.  Action points for next months
        3.  KPIs (Key performance Indicators) and risk register
        4.  Training courses development

    • 22.9.2020 – participation at teleconference EPOS SP with title »EPOS ERIC Intranet platform – Overview & Functionalities«

    • 2. - 6. november 2020 - udeležba na telekonferenci ORFEUS + EPOS SP + AdriaArray Virtual Workshop«: Programme

    • 18 January 2021 – teleconference (EPOS-SP WP7 Progress and Coordination Meeting)

    • 27 January 2021 – teleconference (EPOS-Norway Final Workshop)

    • 10 March 2021 - EPOS-SP WP7 Planning and Coordination virtual Meeting
    • 17 March 2021 - 2nd EPOS SP Project Council Meeting – teleconference (
    • 25 March 2021 - EPOS Sustainability Phase (SP) Project Workshop, virtual event ( Outcomes of the EPOS SP Project Workshop, March 25, 2021 (


    • 12 May 2021 - EPOS-SP WP7 Progress and Coordination Meeting (Agenda)




    • Šebela S, Costa G, Vaupotič J, Živčić M, Viršek Ravbar N, Năpăruș-Aljančič M. 2020. Postojna Cave as Near Fault Observatory site in SW Slovenia. EGU2020-4657, EGU General Assembly 2020, Abstract 1-2 pp. egu2020-4657-print.pdf
    • BLATNIK, Matej, CULVER, David C., GABROVŠEK, Franci, KNEZ, Martin, KOGOVŠEK, Blaž, KOGOVŠEK, Janja, LIU, Hong, MAYAUD, Cyril, MIHEVC, Andrej, MULEC, Janez, ALJANČIČ, Magdalena, OTONIČAR, Bojan, PETRIČ, Metka, PIPAN, Tanja, PRELOVŠEK, Mitja, RAVBAR, Nataša, SHAW, Trevor R., SLABE, Tadej, ŠEBELA, Stanka, ZUPAN HAJNA, Nadja, KNEZ, Martin (urednik), OTONIČAR, Bojan (urednik), PETRIČ, Metka (urednik), PIPAN, Tanja (urednik), SLABE, Tadej (urednik). Karstology in the classical karst, (Advances in karst science). Cham: Springer, cop. 2020. XII, 222 str., ilustr., zvd., graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-3-030-26826-8, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-26827-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 17912067]

    Project manager at ZRC

    Funded by

    EU (Horizon 2020); Slovenian Research Agency

    Fields of research

    Tectonics P440 • Geophysics, physical oceanography, meteorology P500 


    Research Infrastructure Integration • Data and service provision • Open access