IVS FEB RAS Geoportal as a single point of access to the distributed volcanological and seismological data is the main element of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) of the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology FEB RAS. IVS FEB RAS Geoportal promotes systematization and integration of a wide range of scientific information, accumulated in the Institute over many years of research.
One of the most important geoportal functions is providing an opportunity for search of data and services. A metadata management system with metadata catalogue serves this purpose.
According to the requirements of metadata, data and services interoperability, the IVS FEB RAS Geoportal is based on standards of The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Architecture of the geoportal is being developing on the base of free open source software that is distributed under the GPL license (GNU General Public License), as recommended by the OGC.