International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

FDSN Membership

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)
Japan
  • 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
Panamá
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 2017-09-18