Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology
Volume 2, no 3 December 2000 Orfeus Newsletter


First MEREDIAN workshop

February 1 and 2, 2001 the MEREDIAN consortium will have its first meeting. MEREDIAN is a new EC-project at ORFEUS. Co-ordinator is the Seismology Division of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt, The Netherlands.

MEREDIAN, is a project (contract EVR1-CT-2000-40007) in the 5th Framework under the Environment and Sustainable Development programme and Support for Research Infrastructure action and is an acronym for Mediterranean-European Rapid Earthquake Data Information and Archiving Network.

Goal of this meeting is to update the working packages and to plan and co-ordinate the work for the next 12 months within the project. Besides a number of presentation also several demonstrations of live data gathering and user software will be given. A preliminary program is available and those interested in the project developments and discussions can contact the project coordinator Torild van Eck for more information.

Specific subjects that will be discussed is real-time (or live) data exchange, through satellite and Internet. Several demonstrations will be given of LISS, SeisComP and Antelope, all actual options for live seismogram data exchnage mechanisms. Further, data archiving issues such as hardware, software, quality control and data access will be compared and discussed. Recent developments of Data user tools, specifically SeisView of Anthony Lomax, will be demonstrated.

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