FDSN Networks and Data Centers appreciate proper acknowledgment when anyone makes use of the data from their organizations. The following link provides information as to how various networks and Data Centers like to receive credit in publications or presentations.
To enter Citation information for your network or data center, please fill out the online form
The FDSN approved two new instrument codes for SEED on April 20, 2010.
X & Y Instrument Codes (pdf)
Derived or Generated Channel: Time series derived from observational data or entirely generated by a computer algorithm, as would be the case with synthetic seismograms.
Non-specific Instruments: The instrument code in SEED format covers most commonly used instruments that generate time series. For instruments not specifically covered by an existing instrument code the Y instrument code can be used.
If you are an operator of an observing network and wish to distribute data in FDSN SEED format, you must use an approved FDSN Network Code. You can apply for such a network code by selecting a link below.
If you are an official FDSN member representative you can enter your contact information at the following location:
Learn about the history of the FDSN.