- Introducing the logo
At the last board meeting the new ORFEUS logo was presented.
It will gradually be introduced within all ORFEUS activities.
- ORFEUS new web pages and new address
Within the first months of 2005 the ORFEUS web pages will be re-organised.
The intention is to provide an improved clear and quick access to the data,
the services and information.
The new web pages will be introduced together with a new web address to be
announced in the next newsletter.
- New editors ORFEUS Electronic Newsletter
Lars Ottemöller (BGS, UK) and Jochen Braunmiller (ETHZ, Switzerland) have
been active within the newsletter before. They will from 2005 take over
part of the editor responsibilities.
- IRIS-ORFEUS workshop in Palmanova, Italy
February 28 - March 6, 2005 IRIS, ORFEUS and Trieste University organise
'Understanding and Managing information from Seismological Networks'
with financial support of UNESCO, IASPEI, OGS, AGLC and the
Regional Civil Defense in Udine, Italy. The workshop venue is Palmanova,
between Trieste and Udine in Italy.
Unfortunately the interest has been overwelming and we have been forced to
close the registration. However, both IRIS and ORFEUS are considering a
new similar workshop in the near future.
- AfricaArray workshop in Palmanova, Italy
Andy Nyblade (Penn State University, USA) coordinates the
Prior to the IRIS-ORFEUS workshop, on the weekend February 26-27, 2005
there will be an AfricaArray workshop in Palmanova to encourage European
scientists to participate within this initiative. Registration information
will appear on the Trieste University and the ORFEUS
announcement web pages.
- SeisComP/SeedLink users workshop
A workshop on SeisComP and SeedLink will be held on April 5-6, 2005 in
Prague, Czech Republic preceding the MEREDIAN meeting in Prague. SeisComP,
but especially SeedLink has become important within the European observatory
community and data exchange. The
SeisComp and SeedLink are shareware.
Its maintenance is coordinated by GFZ. More information on the workshop
will appear on the ORFEUS Announcement web pages.
- ORFEUS WG1: Submit station database information on-line
The ORFEUS BB station information database maintains an overview over existing and
operating BB stations in Europe and direct vicinity. Josep Vila
(chairman of ORFEUS Working Group 1) has been coordinating this.
Currently, new station information or corrections can be submitted
Symposium Towards a European Reference Model
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS at the EGU, Vienna, Austria, 24 - 29 April 2005
submission: January 21, 2005
SM13 Towards a European Reference Model
The convenors of this session, SM13, invite contributions.
Reference Earth models are the bread and butter of any seismologist,
but there is surprisingly little consensus on common references in
seismological practice and research. All this is particularly true for
Europe, where the uppermost mantle structure is very complex on a small
lateral scale. Making a reference Earth model that is accepted by a large
community, and is actually used in seismological practice, is a long process,
and involves a lot of people from a large group of disciplines.
The very characteristics that define a 'good' reference model may be subject
of debate, as they are connected to the specific applications.
The aim of this session is to stimulate
this discussion within the broad European seismological community, and
try and make an inventory of possible ingredients for a European
reference Earth model. Any contributions from earthquake location,
analyses of body and surface wave travel times, and seismic tomography,
at various scales, which illustrate the importance, requirements, and
uses of such a reference are welcome. This session is sponsored by the
a Marie Curie Research Training Network.
Andrea Morelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannot Trampert email@example.com
- EC 6th framework proposal NERIES2
Currently, a new initiative is underway to submit a revised proposal
"Network of Research Infrastructure for European Seismology (NERIES)"
within the 6th framework Specific Programme
"Structuring the European Research Area"
[FP6-2002-Infrastructures-1], specifically "Integrating Activities".
Coordinator is: Domenico Giardini.
- Preparation EC 7th framework programme
Preparations for the EC 7th framework programme are on-going.
ORFEUS and the EMSC maintain information pages on these preparations.