CzechGeo / EPOS
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CzechGeo / EPOS is the system of geophysical observations performed by geoscience institutions of the Czech Republic. The backbone of CzechGeo is formed by permanent observatories and networks (seismic, GPS, magnetic, gravimetric and geodynamic) involved in global networks which provide data in real time. Permanent observatories are complemented by local stations in selected regions of interest. The third level of the observational system is formed by mobile stations which are deployed for repeated measurements or field experiments within major international projects.
Project CzechGeo is closely related with the 7th FP project EPOS (European Plate Observing System) which was included into the European roadmap of research infrastruktures of ESFRI (European Strategic Forum for Research Infrastructures) in 2008.
Project GzechGeo/EPOS-Sci (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001800) financed from Operational Programme Research, Development and Education is aimed at completion and upgrade of observatories and their networks and at support of five research programs that will use the modernized infrastructure: (1) Investigation of intraplate seismicity on the territory of the Czech Republic and in close surroundings (SEIS), (2) Structure of continental lithosphere and mapping LAB boundary in a broader surroundings of the Alps (DeepAlps), (3) Development of infrastructure in the field of GNSS, gravimetry and Earth tides (GNSSgrav), (4) Geodynamics, (5) Geological and Geophysical Data Infrastructure to Support Research. The modernization is aimed at improving data sensitivity and precission, improving space coverage of the regions of interest, substantial increase of number of stations with top quality equipment and with on-line connection to data centres. Project started on April 1, 2017, ends on July 31, 2020.