Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology
Volume 1, no 1 January 1999 Orfeus Newsletter


Intrumentation: FDSN working group?
workshop at IUGG99?

Bob Hutt1, Damiano Pesaresi2 and Torild van Eck3
1 Central Geological Hazards Team, Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87115-5000, USA
2 CTBTO / IMS Division / Seismic Section, PO Box 1200, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
3 ORFEUS, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, PO Box 201, 3730 AE De Bilt, Netherlands

The FDSN Instrumentation Working Group has been dismantled due to lack of interest. Still, however, within the FDSN community there exist a considerable interest in non-commercial, but professional, support and advise. The interest in the web site of ORFEUS Working Group 2 on Technical Support and in recent workshops on these subjects, organised by a.o. IRIS and ORFEUS, indicate this.

We feel that relevant information within the seismological community can be disseminated even more efficiently. For example, expertise, software and technical documentation can be made available through the web. (i.e. the electronic publication list at ORFEUS). Discussions about new developments can be initialized at workshops at international meetings (i.e. A joint FDSN WG1 / ORFEUS WG2 meeting on instrumentation at the IUGG99).

Consequently, we would like to invite you to submit (otherwise difficult to access) technical reports in electronic form, ideas and suggestions for the planned FDSN/ORFEUS instrumentation meeting, and any other suggestions to us at either ORFEUS or ASL.

To start a discussion, one of us, (Bob Hutt), would like to receive comments on his report Standards for Seismometer Testing

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