ORFEUS in Birmingham IUGG99
ORFEUS workmeeting. Discussions about the ORFEUS operation and summarized in the
minutes. ORFEUS participants are invited to vent their
opinion either to the ORFEUS ExeCom (President Jan Zednik
or the ESC Scientific Advisory Committe (SAC)
(among others George Helffrig).
ORFEUS board meeting. Domenico Giardini (ETH ZÜrich) has replaced
Ota Kulhanek (Uppsala University) as president of the board. Ota has been president since
the birth of ORFEUS. Winfried Hanka (GFZ, Potsdam) has replaced Michael Weber (GFZ, Potsdam)
as German representative in the board. George Stavrakakis (NOA-IG, Athens) has joined
the board representing Greece.
ORFEUS Executive Committee (ExeCom). Jan Zednik (CAS GI, Prague) has replaced
Winfried Hanka (GFZ, Potsdam) as president of the ExeCom. Roderick Stewart
(IMS/CTBTO, Vienna) has joined the ExeCom as new member.
ORFEUS Working Groups. The working groups on "station siting", "technical support"
and "software" had meetings. Results of these meetings will appear on their respective
web sites and the newsletter. Workshops are planned on "Java in seismology" and "Deployment
of Mobile networks" for the year 2000.
GSE2SEED version 1.0
Version 1.0 of GSE2SEED
is available. This new version converts GSE2.0 to full SEED provided
that all information (including poles and zeros formulation of the
response function) is available in the GSE format. Please, report problems,
bugs or suggestions for improvement to
ODC-volumes 27 - 37 are out
11 new CDROMs have been printed and are being sent to the participants. They
contain the complete SEED volumes for events during 1994. For any comments on
these volumes, please, contact
SEED volumes on WILBER
The intention is to replace the
SPEED access to
the SEED data by
Consequently, the ODC-volumes for 1992 - 1995 are presently available through WILBER.
Note: Please note that we plan to replace old Spyder® data as new
quality controlled SEED data becomes available. Old data in Spyder®
from stations in the European-Mediterranean area are replaced by quality controlled
SEED data. Old Spyder® data from stations not in the region are
replaced by quality controlled data available at IRIS.
Any comments or suggestions, please, contact:
Bernard Dost or
EC-project MEREDIAN positively evaluated
The KNMI co-ordinated an EC proposal 'MEREDIAN' for the benefit of ORFEUS.
This proposal submitted June 1999 to the EC program "Energy, Environment and
Sustainable Development" under "Support for Research Infrastructure" has
received a "favourable evaluation". This means that contract negotiations
with the EC have been started.
The project includes as participants: KNMI (De Bilt) IGN (Madrid), ING (Rome),
NOA-IG (Athens), GFZ (Potsdam), CNRS (Nice), ZAMG (Vienna), ETH (Zuerich),
NORSAR (Kjeller) and GSS (Ljublijana). Co-ordinator is
Torild van Eck of the KNMI/ORFEUS.
Details on the project will appear on the web and in the Newsletter when
the contract signing has been finalized.