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Data Sharing & Access

EPOS-NL makes solid Earth scientific data obtained by Netherlands-based researchers internationally, and centrally discoverable through the EPOS data portal.

What type of data would you like to share? Or access?

Laboratory data

EPOS-NL works with the European community EPOS Multi-Scale Labs (MSL) to provide central access to Earth scientific laboratory data of the following disciplines:

  • Analogue modelling of geological processes
  • Geochemistry
  • Geo-energy test beds (e.g. field test facilities) 
  • Microscopy and Tomography
  • Paleomagnetism
  • Rock and melt physics

Did you know that EPOS Multi-Scale Labs includes ~100 European labs and is hosted at Utrecht University?

Share data

Do you have lab data from the above disciplines that you wish to share? The easiest way is to publish these as open access at one of the data repositories that are currently being harvested by EPOS-Multi-Scale Labs, a.o:

Ensure that we can easily find your data

When you publish data, you make it easier for us to find your data by adding “EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories” as a keyword. And if you’re on a roll, it’s better still if you add keywords from the Multi-Scale Labs vocabularies.

Additional repositories are being added continuously. A full list of data repositories linked to EPOS-MSL is provided here. Did you, or are you planning to publish your lab data somewhere else, but you’d still like to link it to EPOS to maximize the international impact of your data? Contact us at info@epos-nl.nl, and we’ll try to help you. 

Access data

Central access to laboratory data published accross Europe is being provided by the following data portals: 

Seismological data

Seismological data collected as part of EPOS-NL includes raw waveform data (miniSEED) together with station and instrumentation metadata (StationXML).

Share data

Sharing data of this type is primarily designed for large-scale seismological networks and stations. If you are not necessarily part of such a large-scale infrastructure, but you do wish to share data like these, have a look on the ORFEUS website, and/or contact Reinoud Sleeman (reinoud.sleeman@knmi.nl), or Jarek Bienkowski (jarek.bienkowski@knmi.nl). They can help you further. 

Access data

Waveform data and station metadata can be accessed through the data portals below:

 

Supporting instructions on how to access data at EIDA can be found hereMost data made available in EIDA can also be found in EPOS, where these are presented alongside data from other Earth scientific disciplines. 

Groningen gas field data

The Groningen gas field in the Netherlands is known for its induced subsidence and seismicity caused by gas production. To facilitate ongoing research into these effects (e.g. by the DeepNL program), EPOS-NL disseminates the following key data and model pertaining to the Groningen field:

Data type
Provided by
Accessible at
Seismological data
KNMI
ORFEUS Data Center (KNMI)
Seismological data
NARS (UU)
ORFEUS Data Center (KNMI)
Static geological model of the Groningen gas reservoir (Petrel)
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Distributed Strain Sensing (DSS) data Zeerijp well 2015-2021
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Reservoir core photographs
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Seismological data flexible network and downhole geophones
NAM
KNMI data platform
Mmax II workshop data
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Microstructural data Stedum-1 and Zeerijp-3a
UU
Yoda (UU)
Dynamic model for formation pressure in the Groningen gas field
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Hazard and Risk Assessment (HRA) tool for the Groningen gas field
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Database used in developing the Groningen Ground Motion model
NAM
Yoda (UU)

Subsurface of the Netherlands data

The Netherlands has an excellent subsurface database, built and maintained by the TNO Netherlands Geological Survey, available via a number of public information portals, such as NLOG, DINOLOKET, THERMOGIS, among others. Complementary datasets included there, or developed elsewhere are provided below.

Data type
Provided by
Accessible at
Subsurface pressure and temperature database Netherlands
EBN and TNO
EBN Data Centre
Integrated catalogue of geological data of the Netherlands (Petrel)
UU
Yoda (UU)
Shallow compaction data Groningen gas field and other locations in the Netherlands
NAM
Yoda (UU)
Dutch offshore hydrocarbon reservoir data
EBN and TNO
Geode Atlas

For supporting instructions on how to access the seismological data at the ORFEUS Data Center please click here

In 2021, 60 TB of data from the recently expanded seismological network in the Groningen field will be added to the ORFEUS Data Center. These data are provided by NAM and will complement the existing datasets at ORFEUS Data Center.

Data centers

EPOS-NL works with the data centers of its partner institutions to make geologic data openly available, as well as FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).

Yoda Geoscience

YourData (Yoda) Geoscience is a repository for data from all geoscience disciplines, with a focus on experimental rock physics, analogue modelling, geochemistry, paleomagnetism, microstructural and geological data. Yoda Geoscience is part of the larger Yoda data center, built and maintained by Utrecht University. Openly published data are currently being made findable in different international data catalogs, like the EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories data catalog

4TU.ResearchData

4TU.ResearchData is an international data repository with a focus on data from science, engineering and technology. It holds the Data Seal of Approval and is run by the technical universities of Eindhoven, Delft and Twente via the 4TU.ResearchData Federation. Archiving, long-term preservation, sharing of research datasets, and resources for making data FAIR are some of the services offered by 4TU.ResearchData. EPOS-NL is working with 4TU.ResearchData to ensure that laboratory metadata from TU Delft published in 4TU.ResearchData will be discoverable via the EPOS Multi-Scale Laboratories data catalog.  

ORFEUS Data center

The ORFEUS data center collects, archives and provides public access to seismological data (waveforms + metadata) from about 30 European seismic networks, and is the infrastructure for sharing seismic waveform data in EPOS’s Seismology Thematic Core Service. The ORFEUS Data Center is an important node in the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) – a federation of European and global data centers, aimed at sustainable storage and open access of seismological data.

Other data

There are several other sources of data in the EPOS-NL network.

Paleomagnetic data

The most comprehensive data portal to international paleomagnetic data is the MagIC web portal. Still, paleomagnetic data users may also be interested in UU-run paleomagnetic database, or in web-apps to calculate the paleoatitude or paleointensity of a given location on the world.

Seismological tomography mapping of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle

The first complete mapping of subducted plates in the Earth’s mantle and their geological interpretation is provided in the atlas of the underworld

Doctoral (PhD) theses published in the Netherlands can generally be found on NARCIS. Alternatively, the below links can help finding the thesis you’re looking for:

Utrecht University theses

  • Utrecht Studies in Earth Sciences (USES) series
  • Non-USES theses (Narcis)
  • If you’re looking specifically for older theses of the Geologica Ultraiecticana series, it can help adding “Geologica Ultraiecticana” to the search terms on Narcis

Technical University of Delft theses