Hazard and Impact Knowledge for Europe (HIKE) (under construction)

Energy, mineral resources and groundwater are intrinsically related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Exploitation of these resources is not always without risk to citizens and the environment. The HIKE project aims to stimulate the development of common information repositories and a knowledge sharing infrastructure in order to support induced hazard and risk assessments at the geological survey organizations and other research institutions. Ultimately this could lead to a more effective and uniform approach on management of subsurface risks.



European Fault Database

The HIKE project has resulted in the development of a European fault database that aims to collate and harmonize relevant information and knowledge on all geological faults. Prior European fault databases are mainly restricted to showing information on seismogenic faults or major faults appearing at surface only. The HIKE Fault Database is developed in order to cover any type of fault represented at arbitrary depth levels.

Through the viewer and links below, the results of the HIKE European Fault Database are made accessible. Click on a fault line to open the attribute table and links to vocabularies.
The entire Fault Database can be downloaded in GeoPackage format here. (will follow once the final dataset is ready)

Metadata and licensing information is available through the EGDI Metadata repository. To obtain more detailed data than is available directly through the European Fault Database, please contact the respective partner organization.

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The HIKE FDB not only provides the actual data for identified faults in the subsurface and at the surface, but also delivers essential knowledge on these faults, e.g. via key citations and documents which are linked to the fault objects using a generic vocabulary system and tectonic boundary classification framework based on semantic principles. In addition, vocabulary entries also provide a link to existing fault database entries and a link to a fault representation on the map.

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Knowledge SharePoint

The entry point for the HIKE Knowledge SharePoint is a free-text search field. Contents of all documents that are present in the system are searched for the words that are entered in the search field. Apart from the documents that are found directly, all documents related though the attached keywords are returned and shown at an indent and under the heading “HIKE related”. The keywords on which the documents are related are also shown.
Clicking on a document starts a download, after which the document can be read.