NORSAR is a large seismological observatory specializing in seismic arrays, and with extensive access to data in real time and from data banks. Based on a strong international profile NORSAR conducts research, development and consulting within various fields of seismology and applied geophysics. NORSAR was established in 1968 and is now an independent research foundation. The infrastructure consists of a data centre and field installations (several seismic array stations) constructed for the recording of seismic signals from earthquakes and underground explosions. Out of many seismic arrays in Northern Europe providing data in realtime to NORSAR, four are located on Norwegian territory and the remaining ones in other countries. NORSAR scientists have involved themselves and their institute extensively in international cooperation over the years regarding various aspects like array design, installation and operation. NORSAR has been a main contributor to the technology presently being implemented at the International Data Centre (IDC) in Vienna for verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
An open call for users is being offered through announcements by e-mail to key institutions and people, at international conferences, in journals and at institutional web pages, and in newsletters and bulk mail announcements. The selection of the successful research applicants will be governed by an international user selection panel. More detailed information, including the preferred fields of research, will be provided at the NORSAR web page http://www.norsar.no.Proposals for visits of up to 3 months, including a description of the proposed research (max 3 pages) and a short CV, can be submitted at any time to NORSAR, and will be considered every few months by the user selection panel.
Dr. Johannes Schweitzer, NORSAR, POB 53, 2027 Kjeller, Norway