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ready International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks StationXML

Abbreviation: FDSN StationXML

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The FDSN StationXML schema defines an XML representation of the most important and commonly-used structures of SEED 2.4 metadata with enhancements. This format is intended primarily for the archival and exchange of seismological time series data and related metadata. The goal is to allow mapping between SEED 2.4 dataless SEED volumes and this schema with as little transformation or loss of information as possible, while at the same time simplifying station metadata representation when possible. Also, content and clarification has been added where lacking in the SEED standard. When definitions and usage are under-defined the SEED manual should be referred to for clarification.


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Record added: Nov. 12, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
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GEOFON seeks to facilitate cooperation in seismological research and earthquake and tsunami risk mitigation by providing rapid open transnational access to seismological data and source parameters of large earthquakes, and keeping these data accessible in the long term. It pursues these aims by operating and maintaining its own global network of permanent seismic stations in cooperation with local partners, facilitating real-time access to data from this network and those of many partner networks and plate boundary observatories, and providing a FAIR archive for seismological data. It also serves as the permanent archive for the Geophysical Instrument Pool at Potsdam (GIPP). Using real-time data streams, GEOFON provides rapid automatic earthquake parametric information to the scientific community, tsunami warning centres worldwide, organizations involved in rescue operations, news media and the general public. GEOFON is one of the nodes of the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) and a key nodal member of the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

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