2nd Nordic EPOS meeting 14.6. - 16.6.2017

We here at the Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki, would like to welcome you to the 2nd regional Nordic EPOS meeting held on Kumpula Science Campus in Helsinki, Finland.

The European Plate Observing System, EPOS, is a long-term plan to facilitate integrated use of data, data products, and facilities from distributed research infrastructures for solid Earth science in Europe.

The goal of the Nordic EPOS meeting is to develop the Nordic EPOS dimension by finding Nordic collaboration forms in EPOS TCS and governance work and to discuss the practicalities, advances and the work done within the EPOS framework. Nordic EPOS meeting is open to participants from all the fields represented in EPOS. To further promote the aspect of Nordic co-operation and collaboration, the meeting is arranged back-to-back with the 48th Nordic Seismology Seminar.

EPOS IT meeting will also be arranged simultaneously with the Nordic EPOS meeting at Kumpula campus.

The meeting's programme will consist of sessions focusing in various aspects of EPOS from the Nordic prespective. We welcome both poster and oral presentations. Meeting will also have keynote speakers from the Nordic EPOS community.

In case you have any questions about the meeting you can contact us using nordics-info@helsinki.fi.


Registration for the 2nd Nordic EPOS meeting is now closed.


You can download the individual session program.

The final programs and abstracts for both Nordic meetings are also available for download.

Tuesday, 13.6.2017
  • 18:00 Rector’s Reception at Helsinki University main building (Unioninkatu 34)
    • Hosted by Professor Esko Ukkonen, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science
    • Room: Opettajien lehtisali
    • Entrance is from the Senate square side.
Wednesday, 14.6.2017
  • 09:15 Registration at Exactum Lobby
  • 10:00 Opening session
    • Meeting will be opened by Annakaisa Korja, director of the Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki.
      The opening talk 'Status of the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) and the Nordic Perspective' will be given by Kuvvet Atakan, University of Bergen, Norway.

  • 11:00 Coffee
  • 11:15 Nordic Participation in seismological organizations and programs
  • 12:35 Lunch
  • 14:00 Nordic Countries and EPOS, with a word from funding agencies
  • 15:45 Poster session with coffee
  • 17:00 End of the first day
  • 19:00 Free form dinner at brewery restaurant Bryggeri located in the city center.
    • We have been offered 3 different main dishes:
      1. Over-cooked lamb entrecôte braised in beer, cauliflower puree, new potatoes fried in goose fat and thyme sauce – 28,50€
      2. Lightly smoked salmon, grilled vegetables in sweet pepper sauce and fennel aioli – 25,50€
      3. Grilled portobello, smoked beer and barbeque sauce – 19,50€
      If you are planning on participating in the event, we kindly ask you to select one of the options and send the selection to nordics-info@helsinki.fi already by Monday 12.6!
Thursday, 15.6.2017
  • 10:00 EUREF, Nordic geodetic commission and Geomagnetic RIs
  • 11:15 Lunch
  • 12:30 Supercomputers, e-infrastructures and open science in Geosciences
  • 14:15 Coffee
  • 15:00 Geological data and Nordic laboratories
  • 16:30 Open discussion on various Nordic topics in EPOS
Friday, 16.6.2017 – Workshop day
  • 09:00 Workshop on data, data discovery and metadata practicalities in EPOS (focus on WP15 & seismic sounding data)
  • 12:00 End of the meeting.

The original schedule for Friday has been completely transformed. The planned sessions did not generate enough interest and are incorporated into previous days. Instead, on Friday the focus will be in progress. For this purpose, the Friday is dedicated to discussions on data, metadata and moving forward.