Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology
Volume 3, no 1 June 2001 Orfeus Newsletter

New developments within MEREDIAN

Torild van Eck
ORFEUS, KNMI, Wilhelminalaan 10, 3730 AE 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 project is to initialize real-time waveform data exchange in Europe and to make large quantities of waveform data, hitherto not accessible, available to the reasearch community. To reach these goals significant investments are presently made at ORFEUS and several large European National Observatories. Details of this work can be followed on the MEREDIAN web pages.

First MEREDIAN meeting, February 1-2, 2001

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 has been given. Minutes of this meeting can be found on the MEREDIAN participant information pages

Real time data gathering at ORFEUS

Within the MEREDIAN project ORFEUS has invested in a software package Antelope® by the BRTT. Further, the GFZ together with ORFEUS, are putting a large effort in developing the real-time communication software SeedLink. Details on these developments can be found in the newsletter article written by Chad Trabant (ORFEUS).

Extended opportunities to join the MEREDIAN project

The MEREDIAN consortium and ORFEUS encourage others to participate in the ongoing efforts within MEREDIAN and ORFEUS. If you are interested, please, contact the project co-ordinator (Torild van Eck).
For "Newly Associated States (NAS)", which comprise according to the EC definition Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, there is a possibility to apply for additional funds to join the consortium. Consequently, the MEREDIAN consortium is considering to prepare an application with interested participants from these countries. Please, contact the project co-ordinator if you fullfill the conditions and you are interested.

Second MEREDIAN meeting in Rome, October 1-2, 2001

Goal of this meeting is to summarize the status of the MEREDIAN project after one year. It is also planned to discuss a number of relevant issues, notably data quality control, Implementation of NetDC, evaluation of the use of Oracle. and web interfaces for data access.

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