Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology
Volume 4, no 2 September 2002 Orfeus Newsletter


  • Real-time data availability at the ODC
    The data management is being restructured at the ODC (see article) and new data is becoming available:
    • Real-time data from the continuous data stream is accessible through AutoDRM (rtautodrm@knmi.nl).
      How to compose an AutoDRM request can be found on AutoDRM guide
      What stations are presently coming into the real-time data buffer can be seen in Real-time status.

    • POND data (for description see article) is presently available through ftp. The POND data will eventually (probably within 2003) replace Spyder® when we have secured a large enough data inflow. This product is presently in an experimental phase, therefore sometimes minor problems may occur. However, we encourage you to contact us (Chad Trabant or Bernard Dost) in case of problems.
      A catalogue of available events exists.
      The POND data is available both as one full SEED volume per event (*.curd.SEED) or in miniSEED per network (miniSEED.network-code. The network codes are registered at the FDSN.
      Shortly after an event a rapid "5-minutes" product is available as well (*.5min).

  • Expression of Interest for the EC 6th framework programme
    ORFEUS and EMSC have been co-ordinating an Expression of Interest (EoI) for a Network of Excellence towards the 6th framework programme of the EC: "Network of Excellence of Research and Infrastructures for European Seismology (NERIES)". The main objective of this EoI has been to provide the EC with additional information for formulating the first calls. As earthquake seismology had nearly disappeared from the 6th framework prgramme, this was an urgent and necessary action and has been condoned as such by the ESC.
    The ORFEUS and EMSC co-ordinating committee have agreed to organise a workshop to prepare a more definite proposal when the call comes out and provides an opportunity. We aim at a broad list of invited people, however, you are encouraged to express your interest for such a workshop to either the ORFEUS or EMSC staff members.

  • EMICES workshop in Barcelona. October 23-25, 2002
    ORFEUS WG1 is organising a workshop within the EMICES project:
    "Real time data exchange within Europe"
    Place: Barcelona, Spain. Date: October 23-25, 2002. Registration, details and upcoming announcements can be found on the EMICES workshop announcement. The registration of new participants has been stopped as we have no more places.

  • Third annual MEREDIAN meeting
    The third annual MEREDIAN meeting will be held in October 21-22, 2002 in Barcelona, in conjunction with the ORFEUS workshop on "Real-time data exchange in Europe". The local organiser is Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Registration on the EMICES workshop webpage.

  • ORFEUS workshop on instrumentation in Istanbul, November 18-20, 2002
    ORFEUS WG2 is organising together with Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey the third workshop on: "Installation and operation of broad-band seismograph stations". Local organiser is Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI). The workshop will take place November 18-20, 2002 at the premises of Kandilli Observatory. Local contact person is Prof. Mustafa Aktar. Registration and detailed information can be found on workshop announcement. Registration is still possible. UNESCO provides some support for a limited number of people.

  • Second European Antelope Users Group Meeting
    The thursday after the WG2 workshop in Istanbul, 21 November 2002, the Second European Antelope Users Group (AUG) Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey. The AUG will organise this workshop with Damiano Pesaresi (pesaresi@ingv.it) as co-ordinator.
    The AUG meeting is user driven and primarily intended to provide Antelope users a platform to meet with each other, exchange experience, and maintain contact with the authors of Antelope and contributed software. The AUG meeting shall give plenty of time for a free form question and answer session. In addition, the workshop will consist of a set of talks and demonstrations that will cover the following general topics:
    - How Antelope is being used today
    - Design principles behind Antelope acquisition and processing modules
    - Using Antelope in an operational environment
    - Using Antelope in a research environment
    - Software development with the Antelope toolbox
    Registration can be done on the Antelope Users Group Webpage.

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