ORFEUS News Archive

ORFEUS welcomes NOA as new EIDA node

Posted on: 01-05-2016

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has signed a MoU between NOA and ORFEUS to join EIDA (European Integrated waveform Data Archive), the federated data archive in ORFEUS. NOA provides access to waveform data from networks HL (National Observatory of Athens) and HP (University of Patras, Seismological Laboratory) through EIDA standardized services.


2015 ORFEUS Annual Observatory Coordination meeting

Posted on: 12-08-2015

The 2015 ORFEUS Annual Observatory Coordination meeting took place in Bucharest, Romania, between 21 and 24 September, and was co-organized by NIEP. Topics of this workshop were a) status of Eastern European networks, b) recent developments in ORFEUS EIDA products (e.g. ESM, RRSM) and innovative services (e.g. webservices), c) EPOS, and d) recent developments in SC3, ObsPy and related tools (Scisola, MSNoise).


European Strong-Motion database (ESM)

Posted on: 29-05-2015

The European Strong-Motion database (ESM) is an archive of accelerometric waveforms from events with magnitude >= 4.0 recorded in Europe and middle-East since 1969. It provides unprocessed acceleration time-series, manually processed acceleration, velocity and displacement time-series, acceleration and displacement response spectra, and relevant engineering parameters.

  • Waveforms are either downloaded from the the ORFEUS European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) or provided by data providers joining the ORFEUS Working Group 5.
  • Near realtime earthquake information is provided by the EMSC, although earthquake locations and magnitudes are periodically revised.
  • The ESM was developed within the NERA project.


Rapid Raw Strong Motion Database RRSM

Posted on: 16-09-2014

The Rapid Raw Strong Motion (RRSM) is a fully automated system that provides earthquake information and engineering parameters including PGA and PGV, within minutes of any event with magnitude >= 3.5 in the European-Mediterranean region.

The RRSM application offers:

  • Near realtime earthquake information provided by the EMSC. triggers RRSM software that collects and processes open, high quality waveform data and corresponding station metadata from the ORFEUS European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA).
  • In addition to exploring the database, the RRSM portal facilitates easy download of the original waveforms from EIDA.
  • The RRSM was developed within the NERA project.


ODC's Navigator replaces WilberII

Posted on: 11-06-2014

ORFEUS Data Center (ODC) replaces WilberII by the ODC Navigator, a web application for requesting earthquake oriented data from the ODC archive. The ODC Navigator allows users to easily find events and related waveform data in the ODC archive. Further selection based on quality criteria, like SNR or gaps, can be performed. Waveform data can be previewed and downloaded in mini-SEED format together with metadata (dataless SEED). Current holdings: 2013, 2014.

Between May 12-14, 2014, ORFEUS will organize its annual coordination meeting in Ankara by focusing more on strong-motion (SM) communities than the previous ordinary workshop sessions.

ORFEUS revised its data archiving infrastructure and organization into a coordinated distributed data archive system called EIDA (European Integrated Data Archives) with the goals to (a) securely archive seismic waveform data and related metadata gathered by European research infrastructures, and (b) to provide transparent access to the archives for the geosciences research communities. At present, data from more than 3100 stations are available from 75 permanent and more than 35 temporay networks.

Please consult the new EIDA page for more information and data access.


New Visiting Address: ORFEUS Data Center

Posted on: 19-07-2013

ORFEUS Data Center - and its hosting institute KNMI - will have a new visiting address per 19 July 2013. The new address can be found on the contact page.


ORFEUS-EPOS-NERA-EMSC booth at the bEGU 2012

Posted on: 19-04-2012

At the EGU in Vienna, an information booth is shared by ORFEUS, EPOS, NERA, and EMSC in the exhibition hall on the Ground Floor of the Austria Centre Vienna.