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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The European Unconventional Hydrocarbon Portal (Open ECHO) is an information portal developed by the European Commission using publically available evidences. The portal aims to provide an informed overview on unconventional hydrocarbons activities in Europe. The main stakeholders of the portal are energy experts and policy makers but not limited as the portal will be publically available from launching. Hence, in addition, citizens, researchers, academic, industry are targeted. This leads to portal ambivalence, whereas it has to serve users without previous knowledge about unconventional hydrocarbons along with users that holds the expertise and wants to retrieve or put in certain context (economical, technical, and geological) the information presented within the portal.