Current ORFEUS ExeCom

The current ORFEUS Executive Committee consists of:

  • Peter Labak (Geophysical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava) (president)
  • Thomas Meijer (University of Bochum)
  • Alberto Michelini (INGV, Rome)
  • Johannes Schweitzer (NORSAR, Oslo)
  • Nikolai Shapiro (IPGP, Paris)
  • Jan Zednik (Geophysical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republikc, Prague)

The extended Executive Committee also includes the working group chairmen:

  • WG1 - Josep Vila (IEC, Barcelona)
  • WG2 - Marco Olivieri (INGV, Rome)
  • WG3 - Alex Brisbourne (SEIS-UK, Leicester)
  • WG4 - Joachim Saul (GFZ, Potsdam)

The ExeCom of ORFEUS is assigned by the board of directors and is responsible for running ORFEUS and providing directions to the ORFEUS staff.

ORFEUS ExeCom and ORFEUS Board meeting; Zurich, June 12 & 13, 2007

The ORFEUS ExeCom meeting and the ORFEUS board meeting will take place in conjunction with the NERIES Annual meeting on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13 (respectively) (and not June 14 as stated in the earlier newsletter). Also the EMSC General Assembly will take place on Thursday, June 13, in Zurich (at ETHZ).

ORFEUS WG2 workshop, preliminary scheduled at ZAMG, Vienna, October 8-11, 2007

The Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) will host the next ORFEUS WG2 workshop on 'Installation and operation of broadband stations'. This time extra attention will be given to temporary deployments BB stations and archival of data from such projects. More details will become available on both the ORFEUS web site ( and the NERIES web site (

NERIES Annual meeting; Zurich, June 11-13, 2007

NERIES will have its first year Annual meeting in Zurich, June 11-13 (at ETHZ). This meeting is an open meeting and provides an overview of the current infrastructure developments within NERIES. We do request you to register in advance. This can be done on the NERIES project web pages ( Here you can also find the preliminary programme. Many of the current activities within ORFEUS are driven by what is going on in the NERIES project.

XML developments for earthquake data exchange (continuation)

The XML developments reported in the last newsletter can now be followed on the ETHZ web pages (

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