Towards the new Thematic Core Service Tsunami within the EPOS Research Infrastructure

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Andrey Babeyko
Stefano Lorito
Francisco Hernandez
Jörn Lauterjung
Finn Løvholt
Alexander Rudloff
Mathilde Sørensen
Alexey Androsov
Inigo Aniel-Quiroga
Alberto Armigliato
Maria Ana Baptista
Enrico Baglione
Roberto Basili
Jörn Behrens
Beatriz Brizuela
Sergio Bruni
Didem Cambaz
Juan Cantavella Nadal
Fernando Carillho
Ian Chandler
Denis Chang-Seng
Marinos Charalampakis
Lorenzo Cugliari
Clea Denamiel
Gözde Güney Doğan
Gaetano Festa
David Fuhrman
Alice-Agnes Gabriel
Pauline Galea
Steven Gibbons
Mauricio González
Laura Graziani
Marc-André Gutscher
Sven Harig
Helene Hebert
Constantin Ionescu
Fatemeh Jalayer
Nikos Kalligeris
Utku Kânoğlu
Piero Lanucara
Jorge Macias Sánchez
Shane Murphy
Öcal Necmioğlu
Rachid Omira
Gerassimos Papadopoulos
Raphaël Paris
Fabrizio Romano
Tiziana Rossetto
Jacopo Selva
Antonio Scala
Roberto Tonini
Konstantinos Trevlopoulos
Ioanna Triantafyllou
Roger Urgeles
Roberto Vallone
Ivica Vilibić
Manuela Volpe
Ahmet Yalciner


Tsunamis constitute a significant hazard for European coastal populations, and the impact of tsunami events worldwide can extend well beyond the coastal regions directly affected. Understanding the complex mechanisms of tsunami generation, propagation, and inundation, as well as managing the tsunami risk, requires multidisciplinary research and infrastructures that cross national boundaries. Recent decades have seen both great advances in tsunami science and consolidation of the European tsunami research community. A recurring theme has been the need for a sustainable platform for coordinated tsunami community activities and a hub for tsunami services. Following about three years of preparation, in July 2021, the European tsunami community attained the status of Candidate Thematic Core Service (cTCS) within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) Research Infrastructure. Within a transition period of three years, the Tsunami candidate TCS is anticipated to develop into a fully operational EPOS TCS. We here outline the path taken to reach this point, and the envisaged form of the future EPOS TCS Tsunami. Our cTCS is planned to be organised within four thematic pillars: (1) Support to Tsunami Service Providers, (2) Tsunami Data, (3) Numerical Models, and (4) Hazard and Risk Products. We outline how identified needs in tsunami science and tsunami risk mitigation will be addressed within this structure and how participation within EPOS will become an integration point for community development.



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Babeyko, A., Lorito, S., Hernandez, F., Lauterjung, J., Løvholt, F., Rudloff, A., Sørensen, M., Androsov, A., Aniel-Quiroga, I., Armigliato, A., Baptista, M. A., Baglione, E., Basili, R., Behrens, J., Brizuela, B., Bruni, S., Cambaz, D., Cantavella Nadal, J., Carillho, F., Chandler, I., Chang-Seng, D., Charalampakis, M., Cugliari, L., Denamiel, C., Doğan, G. G., Festa, G., Fuhrman, D., Gabriel, A.-A., Galea, P., Gibbons, S., González, M., Graziani, L., Gutscher, M.-A., Harig, S., Hebert, H., Ionescu, C., Jalayer, F., Kalligeris, N., Kânoğlu, U., Lanucara, P., Macias Sánchez, J., Murphy, S., Necmioğlu, Öcal, Omira, R., Papadopoulos, G., Paris, R., Romano, F., Rossetto, T., Selva, J., Scala, A., Tonini, R., Trevlopoulos, K., Triantafyllou, I., Urgeles, R., Vallone, R., Vilibić, I., Volpe, M. and Yalciner, A. (2022) “Towards the new Thematic Core Service Tsunami within the EPOS Research Infrastructure”, Annals of Geophysics, 65(2), p. DM215. doi: 10.4401/ag-8762.

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