The HIKE project aimed at stimulating the development of common information repositories and a knowledge sharing infrastructure in order to support induced hazard and risk assessments at the geological survey organizations and other research institutions.

A synopsis of the achievements, results and background of the HIKE project can be read here.

Project facts:

Project duration: 1 July 2018 – 31 October 2021.
Project Lead: Hans Doornenbal, Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO).
Project page on GeoERA website:

A major result of the HIKE project is the European fault database (FDB) that has collated and harmonized relevant information and knowledge on all types of geological faults. The HIKE FDB is developed in order to cover any type of fault represented at arbitrary depth levels. The HIKE FDB includes fault information from all partner Geological Survey Organizations (GSO) and additionally from other GeoERA projects GeoConnect³d, HotLime, 3DGeo-EU.

Through the viewer and link below, the content of the HIKE European Fault Database is made accessible. Click on a fault line to open the attribute table and links to vocabularies. The entire Fault Database can be downloaded in GeoPackage format here. Please note that this database contains faults that were delivered by HIKE partners. No faults are shown in areas where no data was delivered. This does not mean that no faults are present!

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