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ORFEUS (Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology) is a non-profit foundation under Dutch law and is governed by an international Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Board of Directors consists of representatives of the Corporate Founders and appoints members of the Executive Committee. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) in Paris is the European Center for seismological parameter data. There is a strong link between ORFEUS and EMSC, which is explicit in the ORFEUS-EMSC coordinating committee and a joint ORFEUS-EMSC Scientific Advisory Board. Both ORFEUS and EMSC have close links to the European Seismological Commission.

Board and Committee members

ORFEUS Executive Committee (ExeCom)
Alberto Michelini (president)INGV, Italy
John ClintonETH, Switzerland
Susana CustódioInstituto Dom Luiz, Portugal
Thomas MeierUniversity of Kiel, Germany
Nicos MelisNOA, Greece
Helle PedersenRESIF, France
Frederik TilmannGFZ, Germany

ORFEUS Secretary General (interim) Contact us by e-mail
Lucia LuziINGV, Italy
Reinoud SleemanKNMI, Netherlands
Angelo StrolloGFZ, Germany

ORFEUS-EMSC Coordinating Committee
Wolfgang Lenhardt (Chairman) ZAMG, Austria
Rémy BossuEMSC, France
Florian HaslingerETH, Switzerland
Alberto MicheliniORFEUS, Italy

ORFEUS Board of directors
Wolfgang Lenhardt (president) Austria
Brian Baptie UK
Reynir Bödvarsson Sweden
Michel van Camp Belgium
Fernando Carrilho Portugal
Bernard Dost Netherlands
Josep Gallart Spain
Winfried Hanka Germany
Annakaisa Korja Finland
Constantin Ionescu Romania
Anastasia Kyratzi Greece
Alessia Maggi France
Salvatore Mazza Italy
Lars Ottemöller Norway
Haluk Özener Turkey
Peter Voss Denmark
Stefan Wiemer Switzerland
Rémy Bossu (observer) EMSC
Stefano Parolai (observer) ESC
Dmitry Storchak (observer) ISC

Working Group Chairmen
Jan Zednik (GFU, Czech Republic) Observatory coordination (WG1)
vacancy Mobile stations (WG3)
Joachim Saul (GFZ, Germany) Seismological Software (WG4)
Lucia Luzi (INGV, Italy) Acceleration and Strong Motion Data (WG5)
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