International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

Thread: FDSN Working Group II meeting @ IUGG, Montreal, 13 July 2019

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Dear FDSN working group III

the next set of FDSN meetings are fast approaching - they will take place in conjunction with the IUGG in Montreal to be held from July 12-17, 2019.

The FDSN WGII meeting is tentatively scheduled for 12:00-14:00 on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Myself and co-chair Chad Trabant invite your input as to topics to include on the agenda for WGII. A first draft is:

Proposed Agenda for Montreal:
1. Next generation mseed developments - update
2. Towards single string, URN-like identifiers for seismic stations
3. stationXML - planning for next major changes / documentation
4. quakeMl - status and plans
5. event types - coordinating with COSOI

Please send me any suggested agenda items in addition to or including those related to those items mentioned above.

I hope to see many of you in Montreal!

John Clinton

PS you can find info about WGII at ,and minutes from the last meeting are at
  • Dear WG2 colleagues,

    In preparation for tomorrow's WG2 meeting, please find at the end of this email:
    - updated agenda
    - status of the 2017 action items

    Reminder, all previous meeting information, including the 2017 meeting summary, is available at

    I hope to see many of you here in Montreal tomorrow!


    2019 FDSN WG II Proposed Agenda
    12:00 - 13:30 Saturday 13 July 2019
    Room 513D Montreal Convention Center

    12:00 Review of Proposed Agenda

    12:05 Review and Approval of 2017 Meeting Summary from Kobe

    12:10 Status of 2017 Action Items

    12:20 next generation mseed (Trabant)

    12:40 stationXML

    12:50 urn identifiers (Trabant)

    13:00 quakeMl and event types

    13:10 discussion on future strategic directions for WG2

    13:20 Other business

    13:30 Adjourn

    2017: Action Items
    1) Draft​ ​release​ ​1.1​ ​of​ ​StationXML​ ​with​ ​the​ ​8​ ​accepted​ ​changes​ ​and​ ​distributed​ ​to​ ​the working​ ​group​ ​for​ ​evaluation.
    Responsible:​ ​Trabant
    Status: release 1.1 completed in 2019 - see
    ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​
    2) Compare​ ​quality​ ​metrics​ ​from​ ​common​ ​data​ ​to​ ​verify​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​consistency​ ​between the​ ​EIDA​ ​and​ ​IRIS​ ​definitions​ ​and​ ​software.
    Responsible:​ ​EIDA
    Status: will not do, consensus is current situation with minor differences but complete documentation is OK

    3) Compile​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​common​ ​requirements​ ​for​ ​next​ ​generation​ ​miniSEED
    Responsible:​ ​Clinton​ ​and​ ​Trabant
    Status: completed in 2018 - see