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FDSN Membership

The membership of the FDSN is truly global and not dominated by any one country or group. Members come from all continents. Most members of the FDSN operate stations that are confined to their national boundaries but several FDSN members operate stations well outside their borders.


FDSN Membership includes 98 institutions in 72 countries.

Membership in the FDSN is open to all groups that operate more than one broad-band station. Members agree to coordinate station siting and provide free and open access to their data (normally in SEED format). There is no charge for FDSN membership.

Join the FDSN

To apply to join the FDSN or update your contact information, please complete the FDSN Member Information Form.

The IRIS Data Management Center in Seattle Washington is a repository for data generated by stations of the FDSN. Members are encouraged to submit data in SEED format to the DMC but it is not mandatory.

The following table lists all FDSN members.

Please note – not all networks available are listed below. Please see the FDSN Station Book Introduction for a more complete listing.

Country Institute(s)

Albania

Argentina

  • Instituto Geofísico-Sismológico Ing. F. S. Volponi, Universidad Nacional de San Juan
  • RNES – Red Nacional de Estaciones Sismológicas, Instituto Nacional de Prevención Sísmica (INPRES)

Austria

Australia

Brazil

Bulgaria

  • Seismic Networks of Bulgaria

Canada

  • CNSN, Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)

Cape Verde

  • Cape Verde Seismic Network, National Institute for Meteorology and Geophisics

Chile

China

Colombia

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominican Republic

  • Observatorio Sismologico Loyola, Instituto Politecnico Loyola

Ecuador

Egypt

  • Seismic Network of Egypt

Europe

  • ORFEUS, Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology

Finland

France

  • GEOSCOPE, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)
  • Réseau Sismologique et Géodésique Français / French national seismic and geodetic network, RESIF Consortium

Georgia

Germany

  • GEOFON, GeoForshungsZentrums Potsdam (GFZ)
  • GRSN-GRF, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)

Ghana

  • Ghana Digital Seismic Network, Ghana Geological Survey

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

  • Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning System, BMKG – Badan Meteorological and Geophysical Agency

Iran

Ireland

  • Irish National Seismic Network, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Israel

  • ISN, Geophysical Institute of Israel (GII)

Italy

Jamaica

  • Jamaica Seismograph Network (JSN)
  • PACIFIC 21, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (ERI)
  • NEID, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Science and Technology Agency

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Macedonia

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

The Netherlands

  • NL, Seismology Division, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

New Caledonia

  • CALNET, IRD – L’Institut de recherche pour le développement

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Norway

  • NORSAR, Norwegian National Data Center (NDC)

Pakistan

  • WAPDA, Tarbela Dam Project

Poland

  • PLSN, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics (IGF PAN)

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Romania

Russia

Serbia

  • Seismological Survey of Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

  • Korea National Seismic Network, Korea Meteorological Administration

Solomon Islands

  • Solomon Seismic Network, ORSNET, Honiara Seismological Observatory

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

  • CH-Net, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH)

Taiwan

  • BATS, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica (IES)

Tajikistan

  • Tajik Digitial Seismic Network, Tajik Academy of Sciences
  • Tajik National Seismic Network, Geophysical Service of the Tajik Academy of Sciences

Thailand

Tunisia

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai Municipality

United Kingdom

United Nations

USA

  • GSN, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS)
  • LCSN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University
  • ANSS, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Caltech SCSN, U.S. Geological Survey and Caltech Seismological Laboratory, Southern California
  • BDSN, UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
  • UH Infrasound Network, Scientific Consortium for Infrasound Research and Education (SCIRE)
  • South Carolina Seismic Network, University of South Carolina

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

  • VSNNET – Vanuatu Seismic Network, Vanuatu Meteorological and Geoscience Department

Membership Application Pending Approval

Country Institute(s)

Negara Brunei Darussalam

  • Brunei Darussalam National Seismic Network (NBDSN), Public Works Department, Ministry of Development, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Updated: 2017-02-07