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International activities

International projects for the use of informatics in geosciences

European Geological Data Infrastructure(EGDI) - initiative of the European geological surveys (organized under the auspices of EuroGeoSurveys) with the aim of creation of a central access point to geoscientific data from Europe (the EGDI Portal). The portal makes accessible the results of the important European geoscientific projects. Apart from that, the portal enables an effective search and display of data utilizing the central EGDI metadata catalogue (developed by CGS) and a map viewer. CGS is the Core team member and one of the four main creators of the current infrastructure.

GeoERA – the international research activities related to geological information are recently focused on GeoERA (the ERA-NET program starting January 2017) where CGS is involved. The Information Platform is one of four prioritized themes. It should provide an information platform for the other themes (Mineral Resources, Hydrogeology and Geoenergy), to develop the technology for processing data and to ensure the sustainability of results.

CzechGeo/EPOS is the system of geophysical observations performed by geoscience institutions of the Czech Republic (financed by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports). The backbone of CzecGeo is formed by permanent observatories (seismic, GPS, magnetic, gravimetric and geodynamic) involved in global networks which provide data in real time. Geological and geophysical data and access to existing relevant information are essential for the scientific research concerning particularly the prediction and mitigation of risk geofactors. These valuable resources of data are gradually consolidated and harmonized according to both European and global standards (INSPIRE directive, ISO standards, EGDI) and in close cooperation with the EPOS project. The 7th FP project EPOS (European Plate Observing System) was included into the European roadmap of research infrastructures of ESFRI (European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures) in 2008.

OneGeology – this is a world-wide initiative of geological surveys, the aim of which is to create and make accessible a dynamic geological map of the world at a scale of 1:1,000,000 by establishing global information infrastructures.

Membership of international consortia

The staff of the Department of Informatics represents the Czech Geological Survey in several important international consortia. One of them is the Geoscience Information Consortium (GIC), an association of leaders of informatics departments of geological surveys world-wide. Dr. Dana Čápová is representing the CGS in this consortium.

An individual regional part of GIC is called Central European GIC (CE-GIC) which holds annual meetings with the participation of geoinformation specialists from the geological surveys of the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia.

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European Geological Data Infrastructure
GeoERA Information platform
Geoscience Information Consortium (GIC)
CzechGeo/EPOS - Research Infrastructure
EPOS - European Plate Observing System

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