A new and coordinated research infrastructure for solid-Earth sciences is being established in Europe
The European Plate Observing System (EPOS – www.epos-eu.org) was among the few selected research infrastructures which has succeeded in obtaining funding from the Horizon2020 (InfraDev) program in 2015. The total amount of funding approved for EPOS is 18,3 million Euros. The Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen participates actively in this project and has the responsibility of integrating the data, data products and services from the thematic and disciplinary monitoring networks to the new e-infrastructure which is going to be built during the next four years. In the future EPOS is going to be the central infrastructure in solid-Earth science where all Earth scientists will have access to and use with a time span of 40-50 years. Professor Atakan participates in the project as the National Coordinator for EPOS in Norway.