GeoERA Information Platform Project (GIP-P)

It is the overall aim of GeoERA to integrate information and knowledge to support sustainable use of the subsurface. The geoscientific projects (GSPs) on subsurface energy, water and raw material resources will produce large amounts of geological data and information and the GeoERA Information Platform Project (GIP-P) will establish a common platform for organising, disseminating and sustaining the digital results of those projects.
The platform will include a central database, a metadatabase, a user friendly web-portal and a digital archive for organising reports and unstructured data. The portal will include facilities for visualising complex information like 3D/4D geological models.
In order to ensure that the needs of the GSPs are fully identified and understood by the experts who will implement the platform, a specific organisation will be set up to liaise between those projects and the GIP-P.
Great effort will be put into adhering to European and international standards in order for the results to be as useful as possible for the whole of GeoERA and its external users thereby maximising the overall impact of the project. Techniques like Linked Open Data and multilingual thesauri will be implemented to ensure maximum interoperability of the data and services.
The platform will be based on a coherent architecture which will take into account experiences gained in previous EU funded data harmonisation projects and be built as an extension to the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI).The project will explore how the sustainability of the platform is ensured after the end of GeoERA.
Project website

Further details about the project can be found here.


D1.3, Project Progress Meeting Minutes no. 1.
D2.2.1, Requirements to the GIP-project by the three other themes.
D2.3.1, Extensions to EGDI.
D3.1, Data models, Standard Guidelines and Toolkits.
D5.1, GIP-project blueprint: data and services architecture. Postponed.
D5.2, GeoERA Central System specification. Postponed.
D6.2, Web portal version 1.1.
D10.1, Development of Questionnaire with Scientific Support.
D10.5, Data Management Plan.
D11.1, Communication Manual.
D11.2, Website content determination.

Work packages

WP1: Coordination. Lead: GEUS. Contact Jørgen Tulstrup.
WP2: User Requirements, Lead: RBINS. Contact Pierre-Yves Declercq.
WP3: Standards and interoperability issues, Lead: ISPRA. Contact Carlo Cippoloni.
WP4: Semantic harmonisation issues, Lead: GBA. Contact Martin Shiegl.
WP5: Architecture, Lead: BRGM. Contact François Tertre.
WP6: Developments (user oriented), Lead: GEUS. Contact Martin Hansen.
WP7: Developments (central), Lead: GeoZS. Contact Andrej Vithelic.
WP8: Data provider support, Lead: UKRI. Contact Patrick Bell.
WP9: Sustainability issues. Lead: GEUS. Contact Jørgen Tulstrup.
WP10: IPR and data policy issues, Lead: UKRI. Contact Chis Luton.
WP11: Communication and dissemination, Lead: IGME-ES. Contact Manuel Maria Regueiro González-Barros.

Budget and Participants

The total budget for the project is 3,860,803€ of which the participants contribute 2,714,145€ and the EC contributes 1,146,659€.

The Participants and their contributions in terms of Man Months are:

Partner (Short name)Partner NameCountry/RegionMan Months
GEUS (Coordinator)Geological Survey of Denmark and GreenlandDenmark70.0
BGRBundesanstalt Für Geowissenschaften und RohstoffeGermany20.7
TNONederlandse Organistie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk OnderzoekThe Netherlands23.7
SGUSveriges geologiska undersökningSweden17.3
GeoZSGeoloski Zavod SlovenijeSlovenia79,0
CGSCeska Geologicka SluzbaCzech Republic31.0
BRGMBureau de Recherches Geologiques et MinieresFrance40.0
UKRIUnited Kingdom Research and InnovationUnited Kingdom23.0
ISPRAIstituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca AmbientaleItaly30.0
GTKGeologian TutkimuskeskusFinland6.0
NGUGeological Survey of NorwayNorway11.2
RBINSInstitut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de BelgiqueBelgium20.0
GSIDepartment of Communications, Climate Action & EnvironmentIreland19.0
IGME-ESInstituto Geológico y Minero de EspanaSpain42.0
GeoinformState Research and Development Enterprise State Information Geological of UkraineUkraine6.0
GIRInstitutul Geologic al RomanieiRomania7.3
GBAGeologische BundesanstaltAustria12.0
SGSSServizio Geologico, Sismico e dei Suoli della Regione Emilia-RomagnaEmilia-Romagna, Italy5.4
LfUBayerisches Landesamt fur UmweltBavaria, Germany12.6
LNEGLaboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.Portugal9.7
PIG-PIBPanstwowy Instytut Geologiczny – Panstwowy Instytut BadawczyPoland3.3
HGI-CGSHrvatski Geološki InstitutCroatia13.7
ISORÍslenskar orkurannsóknirIceland6.3