During the month of June, 11 additional users organisations have been selected as part of the GEP Early Adopters programme. These are the University of Tebessa (AL), Wuhan University of Technology (CN), Geological Survey of Regione Valle d’Aosta (IT), Posotine Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (MX), University of Florence (IT), IRSTEA (FR), German Research Center for Geoscience (DE), University of Pavia (IT), Universiti Sains Malaysia (MY), Technological Research Council of Turkey (TR) and Asian Institute of Technology (TH).
The related users will be all on-boarded within the third quarter of 2017 to carry out activities during the pre-operations phase of the GEP thus bringing the platform user base already to 61 users and 54 organisations including new countries worldwide such as Mexico, Malaysia, China and Thailand.
The GEP Early Adopters programme is progressing steadily to expand the user base to 60+ users by the end of 2017. It was initiated already during 2015, with 29 users engaged in a validation phase for integrating applications or running on-demand processing using services available in the platform.
As of May 2017, 50 users from 43 organisations spanning 19 countries worldwide had been on-boarded on the GEP as shown in the figure below. These users organisations are primarily geoscience centres, universities and DRM agencies but also include space agencies and private companies.
In detail the organisations with early adopters that have currently access to the GEP platform are the British Geological Survey (UK), University of Leeds (UK), University College London (UK), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ, CH), the Istituto Nazionale Geofisica & Vulcanologia (INGV, IT), the National Research Centre CNR IREA (IT), the National Research Centre CNR IRPI (IT), the National Research Centre CNR ISSIA (IT), University of L’Aquila (IT), the National Observatory of Athens, NOA (GR), the Harokopio University of Athens (HUA), Univ. Blaise Pascal & CNRS (Observatoire de Physique du Globe de Clermont-Ferrand - OPGC, FR), Laboratoire de Géologie de l’Ecole normale supérieure, CNRS ENS (FR), ISTerre / Univ. Grenoble-Alpes (FR), Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP, FR), Laboratoire Géosciences Environnement Toulouse - OMP (FR), Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières (BRGM, FR), Laboratoire AIM - CEA, Université Paris-Diderot (FR), Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana (IGME, ES), University of Liverpool (UK), Czech Geological Survey (CGS, CZ), Universidad de Granada (ES), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Istanbul Technical University (ITU, TR), Geological Survey of Austria (GSA) and Hungarian Institute of Geodesy Cartography and Remote Sensing (FÖMI, HU), the University of Rabat (MA), the National Cartographic Center of Tehran (IR), the United States Geological Survey (USGS, US), Universidad de Concepción (CL), the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM, RI) and the Yachay Tech University (EC). Lastly there are three space agencies and four private companies: the German Space Research Centre DLR (DE), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales CNES (FR), TRE-Altamira (IT, ES), eGEOS (IT), Noveltis (FR) and SATIM (PL).