International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks


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FDSN Network Information

FDSN code G Operated by Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Network name GEOSCOPE Deployment region Global
Start date Jan. 1, 1982 End date -
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Short description

The GEOSCOPE network (G) is a global seismological network created in 1982 to respond to the challenge of instrumenting isolated sites all around the world.
The GEOSCOPE network is primarily dedicated to research and its data are used for studies of Earth structure and dynamics, seismic sources, time dependent seismology and environmental seismology.
All stations are equipped to provide real-time data, used for rapid source determination (among others by tsunami alert centers).
Most of the stations include a very broad band seismometer (STS1), and the remaining ones a broadband seismometer (STS2 or Trillium 240).
Stations are usually installed in vaults with special equipments aimed at reducing long period noise related to atmospheric pressure variation.
Data of this network are freely and fully disseminated in SEED format (both in real time and after validation) by the IPGP, RESIF and IRIS data centers.

Citation Information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.18715/GEOSCOPE.G
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), & Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre de Strasbourg (EOST). (1982). GEOSCOPE, French Global Network of broad band seismic stations. Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP).

Data Access

Data Availability Data available from IPGP using FDSN Web Services. See for more information including data access tools.

Stations in this Network