What is FIN-EPOS?

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. For a short listing of solid Earth science fields represented in EPOS you can visit here.


The national FIN-EPOS consortium is a joint community of universities (HY, OY, AY) and research institutes (GTK, MML, IL, VTT, CSC) with a task of maintaining geophysical observatories and laboratories in Finland. The goal of the project is to provide a FIN-EPOS portal and web site which enables the community – scientists, students, authorities and regular citizens – to search and access multidisciplinary research material and data. Most of the available material will be open and free to access.

The first stage in the FIN-EPOS project is to help in making the available research material and data EPOS compatible and develop a Finnish website where the users can log in and have their data usage rights defined.

FIN-EPOS project is coordinated by the Institute of Seismology.