Since the mention of federated data centers in the Spring 2016 DS Newsletter we are pleased to welcome the addition of the Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC) as the latest center to support standard FDSN web services. The IRIS Federator will seamlessly allow access to SCEDC through the FDSN standard web services they have in operation.
We have had discussions with the NRCan in Ottawa, Canada and sometime next year data from the entire Canadian National Seismic Network will be accessible through the Federated system of data centers as well. IRIS is also working with several data centers in Africa and Asia to enable infrastructure in those countries to enable support for federated access to data from their networks.
by Tim Ahern (IRIS Data Management Center)