EPOS Architecture

The EPOS architecture is composed of three connected technical and organizational elements

  • National Research Infrastructures (NRI)
  • Thematic Core Services (TCS)
  • Integrated Core Services (ICS)

BGS leads on the design and implementation of the Integrated Core Service (ICS) platform, supporting the standardised, efficient, integrated and transparent access to data, data products and services of the EPOS community. This will be done by providing the system design, based on the EPOS Preparatory Phase outcomes, and developing the software and the metadata catalogue for the construction of the ICS Central Hub (ICS–C).

BGS has been selected to co–host the ICS–C in the longer term.

Key elements of the EPOS Functional Architecture