Running in parallel, SERA and EPOS-IP will offer numerous opportunities to benefit from each other, especially regarding advancements in the data and products offered in EPOS through virtual and physical access.

An important achievement of SERA is to contribute to the enlargement of the seismic catalogue of EPOS by adding new components on earthquake engineering. In addition, SERA will design new services which could be beneficial to keep EPOS catalogue services up to date.

Further, SERA will validate virtual access to data and products from the EPOS seismology, near-fault observatories and anthropogenic hazards TCS (Thematic Core Services). For this, SERA will test EPOS’s services before their launch, assess their operational level and costs, and evaluate the return by the user and stakeholder communities.

These advancements request close collaboration between both projects, therefore EPOS and SERA project members will work together on the management and technical level. This guarantees that services developed, produced and tested within SERA will be compatible with the EPOS framework.

EPOS, the European Plate Observing System, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.