Great success of Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards Consortium (TCS AH)

On March 11, 2021, a three-year collaboration agreement was signed between EPOS ERIC (European Plate Observing System, European Research Infrastructure Consortium) and the TCS AH (Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards) Consortium.

On behalf of TCS AH, the Agreement was signed by Professor Beata Orlecka-Sikora, Director of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, which is the leading institution of the Consortium. This fact, preceded by many months of Consortium efforts, is the undeniable success of TCS AH, which permanently connects the TCS AH Consortium with EPOS ERIC, giving a broader formal basis and financial support for activities under: Governance & Coordination, Integrated Core Services-Central interactions and Outreach & Dissemination for years 2021-2023.
TCS AH is the first and so far the only TCS Consortium to have signed a multi-year collaboration agreement with EPOS ERIC.
TCS AH is a Consortium of 12 European research and scientific institutions. It was established as part of EPOS ERIC (European Plate Observing System, European Research Infrastructure Consortium), inaugurated its activities on November 18, 2019. The Consortium is a response to the problems related to the exploitation of geosources in the European Union. Its creation was initiated by the scientific, industrial and other units actively involved or interested in diagnosing and counteracting hazards resulting from exploitation activities.
In recent years, the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences has led the integration of European infrastructures for the study of anthropogenic hazards and preparations for the establishment of the TCS AH Consortium. In recognition of this role, the TCS AH Consortium Board entrusted the role of the leading institution in the Consortium – Host Institution – to the Institute of Geophysics. This is one of the few examples of managing a fragment of ESFRI infrastructures: European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures by a Polish research institution. The director of TCS AH, since 2019, is Professor Stanisław Lasocki.