- Strategy meeting on data exchange for European seismology
On July 3-5, 2001 the KNMI hosted the "Strategy meeting on data exchange
for European Seismology" with the goals to review the present needs and
trends in Europe and to establish the future policy for ORFEUS.
The meeting had 40 participants from 19 European countries,
including a representative from the ESF and one from the LESC(ESF).
The meeting provided a clear, but broad mandate to ORFEUS. These can be
found summarized in a
letter, dated 16 July 2001, sent to those who have shown interest in
the meeting. Also a more detailed meeting protocol is available.
Please, note that ORFEUS appreciates a continuous debate on its role in
European seismology, therefore you are welcome to forward your opinion to
the execom, staff and board of ORFEUS. The names and emails of whom you can
find on the ORFEUS
organisation web pages. Also, please, note that at the ESC meeting
in Genoa ORFEUS will again hold a workmeeting intended for such discussions.
- Data Center co-ordination meeting
July 3-10, 2001 ORFEUS hosted a "Data Centre co-ordination meeting" in
De Bilt, The Netherlands. Participants were IRIS-DMC and the major
European Data Centres (ODC, Geofon, Geoscope, MedNet) and some observers.
The goal was to co-ordinate a number of recent developments, a.o.
Spyder® , Real-time data exchange, AutoDRM, SeedLink/SeisComP, Wilber,
NetDC, Fissures, QuakeExplorer and Data Quality control.
For more details, please, consult the
- 2001 ORFEUS Board meeting postponed to 2002
The ORFEUS board agreed unanimously to postpone the 2001 meeting to the year
2002. Usually the board meetings are planned on large Geophysical meetings
in Europe, which most of the board members attend. This year no such meeting
took place this summer.
- Basic Object Oriented Programming (BOOT) CAMP organised by IRIS-DMC
The IRIS Data Management System would like to sponsor a workshop in the
spring (2002) that will focus on how one develops client software utilizing
the IRIS Fissures Data Handling Interface (DHI) model.
The ORFEUS workshop in Athens within the EC-project
EMICES will be co-ordinated with these IRIS-DMC
The IRIS DHI currently has three distinct types of services established
at the IRIS DMC. These provide ways for distributed clients to receive
by interacting through the DHI model.
- seismic events (Event Service),
- seismic recording channels (Network Service), and
- seismograms (Waveform Service)
The DMS is supporting the development of 6 different client-side
applications that comply with the FISSURES / DHI model. We wish to
encourage others who already develop in the object-oriented
environment to learn how to work within the FISSURES model.
For this reason, the IRIS DMS wishes to survey our community to see
if there is significant interest in participating in a workshop
hosted by IRIS. If you currently program in an object oriented language
( e.g. Java, C++) and are interested in attending a 5 day workshop
hosted by IRIS sometime in the late spring, please fill out this simple
(Deadline for expressing interest is January 15, 2002)
If enough interest is expressed, we will contact you directly early
next year with registration information. Remember, the BOOT Camp
is not intended to teach you object-oriented programming but
rather the fundamentals of the FISSURES / DHI data model.