PanGeo: A Free Geohazard Information Service for Europe
Fugro NPA Ltd, UNITED KINGDOM
Seventh Framework Programme
Theme [SPA.2010.1.1-01] Stimulating Development of Downstream GMES Services
PanGeo: Enabling Access to Geological Information in Support of GMES
PanGeo is a 3-year Collaborative project that started 1st February 2011 with the objective of enabling free and open access to geohazard information in support of GMES. This will be achieved by providing an INSPIRE-compliant, free, online geohazard information service for 52 of the largest towns in Europe covering approximately 13% of the population.
The geohazard information will be made accessible in a standard format by the 27 EU national Geological Surveys via a modified version of the 'shared access' infrastructure devised for One-Geology Europe, as well as via Google™ Earth. The information to be served (a new ground stability data-layer and accompanying interpretation) will be made by each Survey, and compiled from integrations of:
It is trusted that sustainability of PanGeo will be achieved by attracting a proportion of the remaining 253 Urban Atlas towns to procure the PanGeo service for their towns. The service that will already be provided in their country will form the basis of the required promotional activity.
The key users of PanGeo are anticipated as: