This is a website for an H2020 project which concluded in 2019 and established the core elements of EOSC. The project's results now live further in and


ORFEUS EIDA Authentication and Authorisation

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 12:30

ORFEUS Webinar no.4 - EIDA Authentication and Authorization

ORFEUS EIDA Webinar: Data Access

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 16:00

ORFEUS Webinar no.3 - EIDA Data Access

EPOS SP / AdriaArray international remote workshop

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 09:00 to Monday, November 9, 2020 - 18:00

The workshop will be merged with the event "ORFEUS Annual Observatory Meeting and Workshop", with its focus on permanent seismic networks in Southeastern Europe, and likely with the outreach events of the EPOS SP (Sustainability Phase) project.

OBS Data Training Course 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 18:00

International training course on ocean bottom and amphibian experiment seismological data

EPOS Seismology Meeting 2019

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:00 to Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 15:00

With 15 beneficiaries and 3 associate partners, WP8, EPOS TCS Seismology is the largest work-package in the EPOS-IP project.

This, together with the agreed structure of EPOS Seismology along the three pillars 'waveform services', 'seismological products', and 'hazard and risk services' resulted in a rather compartmentalized organization of the work within the pillars.

After the WP8 kick-off in January 2016, the 2nd and likely final full meeting of WP8 will now happen in Potsdam, Germany, hosted by GFZ, during 6-8 May 2019.


Building the EPOS-ORFEUS Competence Center in EOSC-hub

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00

The EOSC-hub project ( brings together multiple service providers to create the Hub – an integration and management system of the future European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The Hub can be seen as an access and delivery channel for services, software and data provided by e-Infrastructures and research communities
across Europe.

In the context of the EOSC-hub project the seismological community of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), represented by ORFEUS, has the task to build the EPOS-ORFEUS Competence Centre (CC).

The EPOS-ORFEUS CC empowers users by establishing an enhanced service platform for seismological research. Data centres can define and share data management policies. Secure access to data and compute resources underpins users’ services. Researchers can discover data from seismological repositories and initiate staging onto
computational platforms. They can encode analysis methods into components, deploy and execute them close to data.

The platform integrates services from the EOSC-hub catalogue ( with community services (e.g. FDSN Dataselect, FDSN Station, EIDA WFCatalog).
The EPOS-ORFEUS CC focuses on four main use cases and aims to:

  • Establish a federated Authentication Authorisation Infrastructure – this activity has already produced a system to manage authentication and authorisation of ORFEUS-EIDA users and it is integrated in the operational data services (e.g. FDSN Dataselect).
  • Offer effective ways to stage data conveniently onto compute facilities – it relies on persistent identifiers (PIDs) and domain-specific metadata catalogues (EIDA WFCatalog).
  • Enable user-defined data analysis in the cloud – e.g. by means of Jupyter Notebooks deployed in proximity of data.
  • Promote and support shared policies for data management – it provides mechanisms to define and share best practices and data management policies.