EPOS-NL is the Dutch solid earth science infrastructure for research on georesources and geohazards

R. Pijnenburg, S. Laumann, R. Wessels, G. Ter Maat, L. Armstrong, P. Vardon, D. Bruhn, A. Barnhoorn, K. Wapenaar, More Authors

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The European Plate Observing System - Netherlands (EPOS-NL) is the Dutch research infrastructure for solid Earth sciences. EPOS-NL is a cluster of large-scale geophysical facilities for research on georesources and geohazards. It is a partnership between Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Utrecht University (UU) and is funded by NWO, as part of the national roadmap for large-scale research infrastructure. EPOS-NL facilities include 1) The Earth Simulation Lab at UU, 2) The Groningen gas field seismological network and the ORFEUS Data Centre at KNMI, 3) The deep geothermal (DAP-)well to be installed on the TU Delft campus, and 4) A distributed facility for multi-scale imaging and tomography (MINT) at UU and TU Delft. EPOS-NL aims to further develop the infrastructure for solid Earth scientific research. It also makes cutting-edge research facilities and data available to (inter)national researchers, aiming to address key geo-societal challenges, notably: • Exploration for (renewable) geo-energy resources • Storage of fuels, CO2 and wastewater in the sub-surface, and • Hazards such as induced or natural earthquakes Addressing these challenges requires a multi-physics, multi-scale approach, and open access to state-of-the-art research facilities and data. EPOS-NL contributes to addressing these needs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEAGE GeoTech 2021 First EAGE Workshop on Induced Seismicity
Subtitle of host publicationMarch 1-5, 2021
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event1st EAGE Workshop on Induced Seismicity, EAGE GeoTech 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 3 Mar 20214 Mar 2021


Conference1st EAGE Workshop on Induced Seismicity, EAGE GeoTech 2021
CityVirtual, Online

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