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Rapid transfrontier seismic data exchange network

Objective

To establish and maintain a network of seismological institutions
among the ten participating member states with the capability of
exchanging raw data within, at most, one working day of the
occurrence of an earthquake deemed to be of significance to any
one of the participants.


Agreement will be reached on what constitutes a "significant
earthquake" for the purpose of triggering an immediate despatch
of information by telefax.

The newly-developed European Automatic Data Request Manager (a
software package) will be installed in each participants
computing system. Procedures and training will be supplied to
enable its widespread use.

Standardisation of formats for data exchange will be examined and
at least one of the standard exchange formats will be made
available at each of the participants laboratories and will be
used for digital seismic waveform data exchange for significant
earthquakes (particularly those in border regions).

Efforts will be made to obtain approval for continuous data
transmission by radio or telephone line across borders and where
that aim is frustrated to seek exchange in as near real--time as
possible through computer linkages.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NERC British Geological Survey
Address
Murchison House West Mains Road
EH9 3AL Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

Centre Européen de Geodynamique et deSeismologie
Luxembourg
Address
19,Rue Walter
7256 Walferdange
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
France
Address
5 Rue René Descartes
67084 Strasbourg
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Ireland
Address
5,Merrion Square
2 Dublin
Instituto Geográfico Nacional
Spain
Address

28071 Madrid
Instituto de Meteorologia
Portugal
Address
Rua C Do Aeroporto De Lisboa
1700 Lisboa
Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan
3732 GK 3732 Gk De Bilt
Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen
Denmark
Address
8,Rentemestervej
2400 København
ROYAL OBSERVATORY OF BELGIUM
Belgium
Address
3,Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Universität Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
16,Hertzstraße 16
76187 Karlsruhe