The Regional Exchange of Earthquake Data (REED) Project
The REED project exists within IRIS Data Services (DS) to help increase the amount of data flowing into the IRIS Data Management Center (DMC) from International Sources and thereby made available to researchers and monitoring agencies around the globe. Many seismic networks around the world are very willing to share their data with the global community but sometimes lack pieces of equipment or parts of telemetry systems to enable this. The REED program exists to assist seismic networks that are willing to share data with IRIS to overcome the technical hurdles to do so.
In general, IRIS DS prefers to support one time costs rather than items that require on-going commitments. Ideally the local network can also share in the costs with in-country funding sources. In this manner, the finite funding can be used to open up data from other parts of the world. Typical REED support runs between a few hundreds of dollars up to $10,000 depending on available funds. In the past several years REED funds have been used to support activities in Central Asia, Africa, SW Pacific, SE Asia and Hawaii (see table and Figure 1 below).
Specific items that have been supported in the past include the following items to give other networks examples of the types of equipment and services the REED project has supported.
1 Yr Internet Data Tariffs
1 Yr Cellular Data Tariffs
|2009||Tajikistan||Installation of fiber cable
1 yr of satellite transmission costs
|2011||S. Africa||Fiber Cable|
|2011||Vanuatu||VLF transmission equipment
|2011||Tajikistan||Satellite ground station modifications|
|2012||Thailand||Satellite Base Station|
|2012||Kyrgystan||Additional edge routers|
|2013||Malawi||Computer for metadata generation|
|2013||Nigeria||Satellite Dish and Modem
Satellite Tariff for 1 year
|2012-13||Hawaii||Telemetry tariffs for infrasound data|
Note: Table correct as of September 2013
If your network thinks it might be able to leverage REED funding to assist in sharing network data with the global community please contact Tim Ahern, the IRIS Director of Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Tim Ahern (IRIS Data Management Center)