Toward a federation of broadband seismic networks



Seismologists from many parts of the world are convinced that this is the time to undertake a major initiative in instrumenting the surface of the earth with a network of high-quality modern seismographs. Realization of the compatibility of the efforts that arose nearly simultaneously in several countries led to a meeting in Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany, April 10–11, 1986. The meeting was organized as part of a symposium of the International Lithosphere Program and was convened during the Annual Meeting of the German Geophysical Society. A proposal was made at the meeting to form an organization that would aid in the coordination of national programs by establishing common instrumentation standards and a mechanism for the timely exchange of data.