GeoERA Information Platform Project (GIP-P)

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.

Key Repositories

GIP-P support to the other GeoERA projects

To enable the other GeoERA projects to deliver their outputs, the GIP-project offers data provider support through a suite of tools including detailed documentation/cookbooks, email helpdesk, buddy systems/mentoring, workshops and eLearning resources. See video about the Work Package.

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D2.1.1, Potential synergies and overlaps between the projects.
D2.2.1, Requirements to the GIP-project by the three other themes.
D2.2.2, Refinements of requirements after feedback.
D2.2.2 Appendix.
D2.3.1, Extensions to EGDI.
D2.3.2, Mapping and describing the needed extensions to EGDI.
D3.1, Data models, Standard Guidelines and Toolkits.
D3.2.1, Gap Analysis and Path Extension.
D3.2.2, Technical requirements and guidance to expose the data.
D3.3, Standards validation procedures.
D4.1, Keyword Thesaurus (RDF file).
D4.2, Keyword Thesaurus.
D4.3, Project Vocabularies.
D5.1, GIP-project blueprint: data and services architecture.D5.2, GeoERA Central System specification.
D6.2, Web portal version 1.1.
D6.3, Demonstrator portals, Version 1.
D7.1, Working Version Metadatabase.
D8.3.1, Support network.
D9.1, Financial aspects of sustaining the IP.
D10.1, Development of Questionnaire with Scientific Support.
D10.1, Development of Questionnaire with Scientific Support, Version 2.
D10.2, Limitations and constraints on free movement of data.
D10.5, Data Management Plan.
D11.1, Communication Manual.
D11.2, Website content determination.

Work packages
WP1 Coordination. Lead: GEUS. Contact Jørgen Tulstrup
WP2 User Requirements, Lead: RBINS. Contact David Garcia
WP3 Standards and interoperability issues, Lead: ISPRA. Contact Carlo Cippoloni
WP4 Semantic harmonisation issues, Lead: GBA. Contact Martin Schiegl
WP5 Architecture, Lead: BRGM. Contact Jean-Baptiste Roquencourt
WP6 Developments (user oriented), Lead: GEUS. Contact Martin Hansen
WP7 Developments (central), Lead: GeoZS. Contact Andrej Vithelič
WP8 Data provider support, Lead: UKRI. Contact Patrick Bell.
WP9 Sustainability issues. Lead: GEUS. Contact Jørgen Tulstrup
WP10 IPR and data policy issues, Lead: UKRI. Contact Chris Luton
WP11 Communication and dissemination, Lead: IGME-ES. Contact Manuel Maria Regueiro González-Barros
Budget and Participants

The total budget for the project is 3,860,803€ of which the participants contribute 2,714,145€ and the EC contributes 1,146,659€.

The Participants and their contributions in terms of Man Months are:

Partner (Short name) Partner Name Country/Region Man Months
GEUS (Coordinator) Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Denmark 70.0
BGR Bundesanstalt Für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Germany 20.7
TNO Nederlandse Organistie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek The Netherlands 23.7
SGU Sveriges geologiska undersökning Sweden 17.3
GeoZS Geoloski Zavod Slovenije Slovenia 79,0
CGS Ceska Geologicka Sluzba Czech Republic 31.0
BRGM Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres France 40.0
UKRI United Kingdom Research and Innovation United Kingdom 23.0
ISPRA Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Italy 30.0
GTK Geologian Tutkimuskeskus Finland 6.0
NGU Geological Survey of Norway Norway 11.2
RBINS Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Belgium 20.0
GSI Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment Ireland 19.0
IGME-ES Instituto Geológico y Minero de Espana Spain 42.0
Geoinform State Research and Development Enterprise State Information Geological of Ukraine Ukraine 6.0
GIR Institutul Geologic al Romaniei Romania 7.3
GBA Geologische Bundesanstalt Austria 12.0
SGSS Servizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-Romagna Emilia-Romagna, Italy 5.4
LfU Bayerisches Landesamt fur Umwelt Bavaria, Germany 12.6
LNEG Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P. Portugal 9.7
PIG-PIB Panstwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Panstwowy Instytut Badawczy Poland 3.3
HGI-CGS Hrvatski Geološki Institut Croatia 13.7
ISOR Íslenskar orkurannsóknir Iceland 6.3