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Developing a european facility to re-use seismic data

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Seismic imagery on the web

An image based database for seismic activity has been constructed by an EU funded project SEISCANEX.

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Developed through EC funded research, the database currently contains 13,000 adaptive optics images of seismic recordings. Compiled by the SEISCANEX project, the work involves images and recordings taken as far back as the 1960's. The project, overseen by the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, is part of a conglomeration of research institutes dedicated to the pursuit of oceanic research excellence. Managed by the Caldera Graphics 'Collection' database system, it contains thumbnail and mid-resolution images that can now be viewed with the average web-based browser. Moreover, the images denote such interests as rock formation, type and tectonics in high definition colour. The images have been created through the use of electromagnetic soundings, ocean bottom seismology and sea floor imagery and scanned digitally to be compatible with (and used by) electronic media. As part of the National Environment Research Council and working together with such institutions as the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and other agencies in Greece, Italy and Spain, the project has resulted in maximum dissemination of subterranean oceanic information. The distribution will aid in the dissemination of knowledge and resources to complement further research groups and activities.

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