European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA): management and structure

To cope with new demands on data management as well as to further extend the services to the seismological community, ORFEUS revised its data archiving infrastructure and organization into a coordinated distributed data archive system. A major component of this is the formal establishment of the European Integrated waveform Data Archive (EIDA), officially formed in 2013.

EIDA is organized and managed by the EIDA Management Board (EMB), which is in effect an ORFEUS working group. Under the mandate of the ORFEUS Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the EMB is responsible for the management of EIDA. Each EIDA node is represented in the EMB. The ETC (EIDA Technical Commission) operates under the EMB and guarantees EIDA operations. The EMB and ETC continually addresses challenges such as efficient data management, content metadata, quality maintenance, provenance and access services in a distributed network of archives.

The current EIDA nodes are: KNMI/ORFEUS Data Center (ODC)/Netherlands, GEOFON/GFZ/Germany, SED/ETHZ/Switzerland, RESIF/INSU-CNRS/France, INGV/Italy, NIEP/Romania, KOERI/Turkey, BGR/Germany, NOA/Greece, IPGP/France and LMU/Germany. The nine Primary Nodes signed an MoU with ORFEUS in which they commit to providing continued access to the data in their archives. Data archives technically connected to the EIDA system as defined by the EMB, but have not signed a formal agreement with ORFEUS are termed Secondary Nodes. Secondary Nodes are supported by a Primary Node that guarantees their continued performance.

EIDA Management Board (EMB) members
  • Angelo Strollo (chair), GFZ
  • John Clinton (co-chair), ETHZ
  • Klaus Stammler, BGR
  • Peter Danecek, INGV
  • Ali Pinar, KOERI
  • Constantin Ionescu, NIEP
  • Reinoud Sleeman, KNMI/ODC
  • Helle Pedersen, RESIF
  • Christos Evangelidis, NOA

EIDA Technical Commission (ETC) members
  • Luca Trani (chair), KNMI/ODC
  • Matthias Hoffmann, Erich Odon Muhire, BGR
  • Stefan Heimers, Philippe Kaestli, Carlo Cauzzi, ETHZ
  • Javier Quinteros, Andres Heinloo, Peter Evans, GFZ
  • Valentino Lauciani, Andrea Bono, Massimo Fares, INGV
  • Costanza Pardo, IPGP
  • Mustafa Comoglu, KOERI
  • Cristian Neagoe, Lucian Palangeanu, NIEP
  • Odysseus Galanis, KNMI/ODC
  • Pierre Volcke, RESIF
  • Nikos Triantafyllis, Kostas Boukouras, NOA

European Data Centers willing to join EIDA should consult the "Guidelines for becoming an ORFEUS EIDA node" and express their interest to the EIDA Management Board.

© 2013