The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is the national
Netherlands center for weather, climate and seismology research. The
seismology division of the KNMI is involved in applied research in regional
seismicity (natural and induced). It also hosts the National Data Center
in the framework of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the European
center for broad-band seismology: ORFEUS.
Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology started
in 1988 with the aim to "coordinate broad-band seismology in Europe".
ORFEUS is funded by 13 European countries and has at present 55 institute
participants. In the past 11 years the ORFEUS Data Center built up a large
database of on-line and off-line broad-band data from European stations.
Also, ORFEUS coordinates station planning, technical support, mobile
experiments and software developments devoted to broad-band seismology.
This coordination is organized through a series of working groups that
communicate through the ORFEUS website (http://orfeus.knmi.nl).