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The WebObs tool designed by the volcanological and seismological observatories of the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (whose data are distributed via the Résif seismological data portal) has won an “Accessit” from the Open Science prize for free software in research, in the “Community” category.

The Open Science Awards for Open Source Research, presented by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, aim to distinguish teams for their contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge. They allow to highlight the projects and the research teams that work on the development and the diffusion of free software and that contribute to the construction of a common good of primary importance.

Based on a web interface, the IPGP WebObs tool is an integrated system for multidisciplinary data management and centralized, automated, real-time volcanological monitoring. The platform allows a unified management of data from different disciplines (seismology, geochemistry, deformation…) necessary for the monitoring of natural systems. WebObs also allows to establish a link between monitoring data and applied research. It offers modules for processing, complex calculations, modeling and dynamic visualization using real-time observation data streams. These tools allow to test the validity of new models and research hypotheses on real data, and to share these results with the community.

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Beauducel F., D. Lafon, X. Béguin, J.-M. Saurel, A. Bosson, D. Mallarino, P. Boissier, C. Brunet, A. Lemarchand, C. Anténor-Habazac, A. Nercessian, A. A. Fahmi (2020). WebObs: The volcano observatories missing link between research and real-time monitoring, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, doi:10.3389/feart.2020.00048.

'outil WebObs est utilisé par les observatoires volcanologiques et sismologiques de l'IPGP © IPGP

The WebObs tool, used by the volcanological and seismological observatories of the IPGP © IPGP