The GEOSCOPE observatory, created in 1982, is constituted of 33 seismological stations installed in 18 countries. The data center, located at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, manages the data and their distribution. In the near future, data will also be available through the national data center RESIF.
The GEOSCOPE observatory aims at providing the broadband seismological data of its 33 stations to the scientific community. Locations of the stations have been chosen in concertation with the FDSN (International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks), in order to cover as well as possible the Earth's land surface.
GEOSCOPE is therefore an important component of the global seismic network, which enables studies of Earth structure, seismic noise and earthquakes rupture process (see the rapid information provided by GEOSCOPE on the worldwide earthquakes with magnitude larger than 5.5-6).
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