About the Earthquake Data Portal
The Seismic Data Portal was developed under the
NERIES project, an Integrated
Infrastructure Initiative (I3) project within the
6th Framework Program
under contract 026130 and extended within NERA (grant 262330) www.nera-eu.org
The Portal provides a single point of access to diverse, distributed European earthquake data provided in a unique joint initiative by observatories and research institutes in and around Europe. Based on internet-standard portlet and web services technologies, it enables the scientists/users to integrate and combine different data services.
Data ProvidersThe data made available through this portal is offered to you by a range of European observatories. When using the data from the portal in research or other publications we strongly encourage you to refer to this link to give proper attribute to the data providers.
- Earthquake event data: the EMSC-coordinated observatories.
- Broadband waveform data: the Virtual European Broadband Seismic Network (VEBSN) and the European Integrated Waveform Data Archive (EIDA), both coordinated within ORFEUS,
- Acceleration waveform and parameter data: the acceleration networks.
- Historical earthquake data: Archive of Historical Earthquake Data (AHEAD).
Portal Vision and DevelopmentsThis portal provides a first step towards a versatile user tool to access and work with earthquake data for research and educational purposes. Its current intention is not to replace targeted data access facilities as provided and maintained by, among others, ORFEUS and EMSC. Instead the portal and its web services aim to expand the options for users to work with earthquake data.
At this stage we encourage interaction and feedback with users to improve the available services (where possible) and to make it even more user-friendly. We do not, however, foresee significant updates or modifications before well into 2011.