Meeting on Federated Data Centers in Conjunction with JpGU Meeting

Summary: Working with many partners around the world, the International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks (FDSN) has had success in establishing a Federated Data Center System built upon FDSN web services.  The federated system allows a seismologist, or anyone of course, to access data from any partner data center running FDSN web services (  A list of those centers can be found  at  Most of the centers are in Europe, or the Americas. Centers in Canada and a few other places will likely join this system later this year. 

A complete turnkey system exists that enables this to work without significant technical development.  The SeisComp3 seismic network management system supports FDSN web services and any center running SeisComp3 can participate in the Federated system.  IRIS is currently promoting an effort in Africa to add 5-6 centers in the Great Rift Valley to this system, as well as one center in Central Asia.

Meeting at the JpGU Meeting: IRIS Data Services is organizing a meeting during the JpGU Meeting in Chiba ( If you are attending the JpGU Meeting, please consider participating in this meeting related to developing a global federated system of Data Centers.  For those that can not attend in person, we are offering a Virtual Meeting option.


Location: Makeuhari Messe (JpGU venue) 
Date: Saturday, May 20
Meeting Name: FDSN Data Center Meeting in Asia and Western Pacific
Room: 301A
Time: 17:30 - 19:30 Japan Time Zone ( UTC+9)

Related Meeting on Marine Earth Informatics Systems: The  meeting on Federation of Data Centers will follow the Session M-AG35 convened by Seiji Tsuboi of JAMSTEC that is scheduled on Saturday, May 20 between 13:45-15:15 and  15:30-17:00


For those of you that will not be at the meeting in person and would like to join virtually, we have set up a GoToMeeting that you can use.

Western Pacific Federated Seismic Data Centers 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM JST 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
 (There is a limit of 25 virtual attendees and so it is on a first come basis) 

You can also dial in using your phone but be aware that you will be paying long distance charges
We recommend you use the computer connection for audio. 

Phone: United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 834-572-613 

Please feel free to let others interested in this topic know about this meeting. 

Thanks for considering this request and please let me know if you or someone from the NIED data effort might be able to attend.