Data integration and FAIR data management in Solid Earth Science

« Integrated use of multidisciplinary data is nowadays a recognized trend in scientific research, in particular in the domain of solid Earth science where the understanding of a physical process is improved and made complete by different types of measurements – for instance, ground acceleration, SAR imaging, crustal deformation – describing a physical phenomenon. FAIR principles are recognized as a means to foster data integration by providing a common set of criteria for building data stewardship systems for Open Science. However, the implementation of FAIR principles raises issues along dimensions like governance and legal beyond, of course, the technical one. In the latter, in particular, the development of FAIR data provision systems is often delegated to Research Infrastructures or data providers, with support in terms of metrics and best practices offered by cluster projects or dedicated initiatives. In the current work, we describe the approach to FAIR data management in the European Plate Observing System (EPOS), a distributed research infrastructure in the solid Earth science domain that includes more than 250 individual research infrastructures across 25 countries in Europe. (…) »

source >, Bailo D, Jeffery KG, Atakan K, Trani L, Paciello R, Vinciarelli V, Michalek J, Spinuso A. Data integration and FAIR data management in Solid Earth Science. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2022Apr.29 [cited 2022May24];65(2):DM210. Available from: