- Long-term European strategy meeting
July 3-5, 2001 a meeting will be held in de Bilt, The Netherlands
to discuss the long-term strategy for a European infrastructure of
data exchange and archiving of seismological data. The intention is
to summarize a five (approximately) page science plan for the European
Science Foundation (ESF). Details on the meeting can be found on the
Orfeus web pages.
- Data Center co-ordination meeting
Developments within the EC-project MEREDIAN at the ODC requires
presently close co-ordination with IRIS-DMC to avoid separate and
ineffective developments. Therefore, the IRIS-DMC and ODC scheduled
an informal co-ordination meeting in De Bilt, The Netherlands
July 5-9, 2001. The ODC invited also Geofon, Geoscope and MedNet to
participate in these discussions. More details can be found on the
- New chairman for ORFEUS WG3 proposed
As Hanneke Paulssen (Utrecht University) has asked to be replaced as
chair(wo)man of ORFEUS WG3 we found Paul Denton prepared to replace
her. Paul will be proposed as the new chairman at the next ORFEUS board
meeting. An informal meeting between three national mobile equipment pools
(France, Germany and UK) was held to discuss possible co-ordination of
archiving, formating, etc. as part of a new initiative within WG3.
- Chad Trabant has joined
the ORFEUS team
On April 1, 2001 Chad Trabant joined the ORFEUS team, within the MEREDIAN
project. Chad received his MSc. in Geophysics/Seismology from the
University of Winconsin, Madison, USA.
Chad's main task will be to install Antelope at the ODC and make it
operational with real-time data gathering procedures (i.e. plugins)
for selected stations in Europe and its surroundings. Further, he will
be involved in most data gathering procedures relevant within MEREDIAN.
This includes NetDC and Near-real time procedures. His work will also
be co-ordinated with developments at IRIS-DMC.
- ORFEUS software pages updates
The ORFEUS Software Library can be searched (see the
Software working group pages) to find the right pages. To search the individual pages on specific
software, we recommend to use the search feature in your browser.
We also regularly update the pages with new software. We usually do not
announce the specific updates, but make them available as soon as we have
obtained information on where to find it or received the software for
archiving. However, we would like to bring to your attention a simple
GSE read and write utility in C written by Stefan Stange.