ERIC status granted to European Plate Observing System
On 30 October 2018, the European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), a research infrastructure that will provide a better understanding of the physical processes controlling earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, tectonic movements and other such geo-hazards with potentially grave impact on the environment and the welfare of citizens. With this measure, the facility will have a more stable legal structure, which will contribute to the long-term sustainability of EPOS.
EPOS is based in Italy. It was established by nine countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Greece, Iceland and Switzerland will initially participate as observers.TOP