Seismological monitoring in Europe is firmly rooted in national and regional observatories, and coordinated data sharing is promoted by ORFEUS, in collaboration and synergy with other international and global initiatives. Over the last two decades, technological improvements have been accompanied by community developments of standards, protocols, strategies and software to ease and homogenize data acquisition, archival, dissemination and processing. A new era is now beginning, characterized by the challenges posed by the curation and life cycle of Big Data and by the increased demand for open and FAIR data. In this dynamic landscape, it is timely to assemble a focus section aimed at: (a) documenting the latest advances in seismological observation and associated services and products in the Euro-Mediterranean regions; (b) facilitating European seismological data discovery and encouraging open data sharing and integration; and (c) promoting best practices in observational seismology, including examples of global collaboration on emerging issues and challenges.
We invite contributions in the following categories: (1) papers by European national and regional seismological observatories including ORFEUS associated major datacenters, focusing on instrumentation, services, products, software developments, data policies and challenges faced by permanent regional seismic networks; (2) synoptic papers focusing on integrated ORFEUS services like the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA) and the ORFEUS Strong-Motion (SM) databases, focusing on their structure, services, products, data policies and vision; (3) papers of general interest for the global seismological community on emerging topics like PIDs and Big Data, preferably based on global collaborations; (4) papers on special datasets and networks like dense arrays, near-fault observatories and joint GNSS-seismic networks.
Guest editors for the SRL Focus Section on European Seismic Networks and Associated Services and Products are:
Carlo Cauzzi (Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
Susana Custódio (Instituto Dom Luiz, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Lars Ottemöller (Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway)
Reinoud Sleeman (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt)
Helle Pedersen (Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
Christos Evangelidis (Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece)
Giovanni Lanzano (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Milan, Italy)
Lucia Luzi (Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Milan, Italy)
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 1 October 2020
Accepted articles will be articles will be published online as soon as ready and later in the May 2021 print issue.
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