ORFEUS Observatories & Research Facilities for European Seismology

ORFEUS is the non-profit foundation to coordinate and promote digital, broadband seismology in the European-Mediterranean area.

EIDA is the European Integrated Data Archive infrastructure within ORFEUS to provide access to seismic waveform data in European archives.

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ORFEUS EIDA provides standardized access to seismological waveformdata and related metadata by webservices. Webservices allow you to simply collect data through your browser, by command line tools like 'curl' and 'wget' and through dedicated clients/programs (e.g. ObsPy) using a URL with added parameters.

ORFEUS EIDA has implemented the FDSN standardized webservices fdsnws-dataselect and fdsnws-station to provide access to waveform data (MSEED) and station metadata (StationXML). Besides, EIDA is currently implementing additional webservices like eidaws-routing to locate data and services and eidaws-wfcatalog to provide parameters that describe the waveforms.

In addition to the FDSN webservices fdsnws-dataselect and fdsnws-station, the FDSN webservice fdsnws-event provides access to seismicity catalogues. Although this event service is not a target in EIDA, some EIDA nodes do provide such a service.

For more information, consult the webservices page and usage examples of the current webservices, serving data from ORFEUS EIDA.

Data Access, Services, and Products

Interactive access to data from EIDA
Interactive access to rapid, raw strong motion data
Interactive access to reviewed strong motion data

Web services
Access to EIDA data through webservices
Station Book
Station inventory of EIDA stations
Overview of status and usage of EIDA