Information platform

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The geo-energy, groundwater and raw materials themes share the common objective to provide and disseminate spatial information on their respective resources and underpinning geological data. As the cross-thematic integration of information is an important aspect to be addressed in GeoERA a specific theme on Spatial Information that effectively integrates all ICT-related and technical issues (database and dissemination) from the three challenges has been introduced.

The Spatial Information theme will address the development of a common geoscience information platform capable of integrating up-to-date data, interpretations and models from different and distributed sources, both within and across the three main geo-scientific themes of GeoERA.

The platform will be based on results obtained during the developement of the European Geological Data Infrastructure (EGDI) (see www.europe-geology.eu) which has been implemented in a first version in 2016 by members of the EuroGeoSurveys Spatial Information Expert Group.

Theme coordinator for the Information Platform theme is Jørgen Tulstrup jtu@geus.dk from GEUS.

Here is an example of the user interface of EGDI: