Over the course of two days, on June 17 and 18, 2019, the Solid Earth Sciences community met at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP), to take stock of the situation of C4G – Collaborative for Geosciences, and structure the activities to be developed in the short, medium and long term.
Massimo Cocco, the Executive Director of EPOS ERIC, presented C4G as the Portuguese node of this network, stressing the importance of national nodes in the medium and long term sustainability of this network. C4G-HUB was presented as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Solid Earth Sciences, the interactive place where data, technological resources and permanent knowledge update are accessed, as well as the articulation with the EPOS ERIC e.infrastructure, and with its services and products (S&P), having discussed the policy of access to resources made available on the network, the certification of equipment and the training of use, as well as the integration of this offer in the C4G-HUB.
Two mobilization sessions for action – Group work, first with the Work Groups and then with the Lines of Action, structured the Action Plan for the integration of the first cycle of data and S&P offerings in the C4G-Hub, looking at the sequential cycles.
The C4G Coordinating Council and Executive Committee approved the management report for the first semester of 2019, and news was announced of the appointment with the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, to clarify the measures to be adopted to consolidate the RNIE, having also discussed a proposal for rules of representativeness and sustainability in European Projects, and addressed how to access the resources made available by C4G.
At the end of the work, the Implementation Committee extended to the GT and LA presented the main conclusions of the work, pointing out the developments adopted for the offer of C4G products and services.