Project: GeoERA Information Platform

Acronym GIP-P (Reference Number: GeoE.171.014)
Duration 01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021
Project Topic It is the overall aim of GeoERA to integrate information and knowledge to support sustainable use of the subsurface. The geoscientific projects (GSPs) on subsurface energy, water and raw material resources will produce large amounts of geological data and information and the GeoERA Information Platform Project (GIP-P) will establish a common platform for organising, disseminating and sustaining the digital results of those projects. The platform will include a central database, a metadatabase, a user friendly web-portal and a digital archive for organising reports and unstructured data. The portal will include facilities for visualising complex information like 3D/4D geological models. In order to ensure that the needs of the GSPs are fully identified and understood by the experts who will implement the platform, a specific organisation will be set up to liaise between those projects and the GIP-P. Great effort will be put into adhering to European and international standards in order for the results to be as useful as possible for the whole of GeoERA and its external users thereby maximising the overall impact of the project. Techniques like Linked Open Data and multilingual thesauri will be implemented to ensure maximum interoperability of the data and services. The platform will be based on a coherent architecture which will take into account experiences gained in previous EU funded data harmonisation projects and be built as an extension to the European Geological Data Infrastructure EGDI. The project will explore how the sustainability of the platform is ensured after the end of GeoERA.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
The overall aim of the GIP-P is to support the GeoERA Geoscientific Projects (GSPs) in organising, disseminating and sustaining their results in terms of digital data, interpretations, reports and services thereby indirectly supporting the sustainable use and management of the subsurface. For this to happen, the GSPs’ results must be FAIR meaning Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable thereby making them as valuable as possible for the stakeholders.
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Network GeoERA
Call GeoERA Cofund Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland c Denmark
2 Bundesanstalt Für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Partner Germany
3 Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Partner Netherlands
4 Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning Partner Sweden
5 Geološki zavod Slovenije Partner Slovenia
6 Ceska Geologicka Sluzba – Czech Geological Survey Partner Czech Republic
7 Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres Partner France
8 United Kingdom Research and Innovation (British Geological Survey) Partner United Kingdom
9 Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Partner Italy
10 Geologian Tutkimuskeskus – Geological Survey of Finland Partner Finland
11 Geological Survey of Norway Partner Norway
12 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences – Geological Survey of Belgium Partner Belgium
13 Geological Survey Ireland Partner Ireland
14 Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Partner Spain
15 State Research and Development Enterprise – State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine Partner Ukraine
16 Institutul Geologic al Romaniei Partner Romania
17 Geologische Bundesanstalt Partner Austria
18 Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-Romagna Partner Italy
19 Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary Partner Hungary
20 Bayerisches Landesamt fur Umwelt Partner Germany
21 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Partner Portugal
22 Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute Partner Poland
23 Hrvatski geološki institut - Croatian Geological Survey Partner Croatia
24 Íslenskar orkurannsóknir Partner Iceland