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Since 1987 the ORFEUS Data Center (ODC) has been the main European Data Center for seismological
broad-band waveform data, funded and governed by ORFEUS.
The ODC primary tasks are to provide (a) the long-term backup archive of seismic
waveform data from high quality broadband stations in Europe and (b) to provide
open access to this archive to the research community.
This centralized ODC data archive contains data from about 60 networks and is called the
Virtual European Broadband Seismograph Network
VEBSN archive. Data is quality controlled,
fully open and directly accessible from ODC.
ORFEUS also coordinates the infrastructure for distributed seismic data archives in Europe, called
(European Integrated Data Archives). Within EIDA, ODC is connected to 5 other seismic data archives
in Europe (GFZ, RESIF, INGV, ETH, BGR). ODC provides different on-request services to give open
access to this distributed archive system.