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Available data from ORFEUS
EIDA - European Integrated Data Archives
ORFEUS coordinates the infrastructure for seismic data archives in
Europe, called EIDA
(European Integrated Data Archive).
Through this infrastructure ORFEUS provides
to waveform data and related metadata from
permanent and temporary seismic
deployed by European-Mediterranean organizations.
Please find on this
the stations providing data to EIDA, consult the
stations on Google Maps,
or consult the
VEBSN - Virtual European Broadband Seismograph Network
Since 1987 the ORFEUS Data Center (ODC) has been the main European data center, 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 network of stations for which data is archived at and directly available from ODC is
called the VEBSN (Virtual European Broadband Seismograph Network).
At ODC a suite of quality parameters is calculated and monitored for the VEBSN stations.
The VEBSN is a large subset of EIDA and contains data from about 600 stations
(see map) from
60 networks. All data at ODC is open
and directly available.
Which data can I get directly from ODC ?
event waveform data from VEBSN station for earthquakes with magnitude
M > 4.5 (Europe) and M > 5.5 (Global); mini-SEED files
VEBSN continous waveform data, between 1988 and present; mini-SEED day-files;
please use the ODC data inventory tool
to search for waveform data at ODC.
quality paramaters and statistics for VEBSN stations
up-to-date metadata from VEBSN stations; dataless SEED
Please consult the direct access
page for direct ftp links to the data
at ODC, or the
page for tools to access data from VEBSN and EIDA.
Data users are kindly asked to refer to the
in any publication using data from ORFEUS Data Center.
For questions please contact
or any other ORFEUS staff member.