Introduction and Aims:

The workshop focuses on the analysis of seismological data and their use for both monitoring and research. In the last ten years, seismology has stepped from a “standard earthquake” science, which required the download of relatively small amounts of data, to a data-intensive science where all data need to be analyzed for discovery. Similarly, the ever-increasing speed of the information broadcasted by new media and the advent of social networks requires re-examination of the procedures for seismic monitoring and of the quality of the information. The seismological data in both cases are of fundamental importance. The workshop will span issues ranging from real-time availability to the mining of very large data volumes. Much emphasis will be paid to use cases drawn from seismic monitoring and, at the apparent opposite extreme of the application spectrum, from the analysis of very large data volumes. Data issues such as curation, preservation and access, object identification, core and web services - specific but not limited to seismology - will be also addressed. This all within a global, federated archive and data center framework where the final objective is the provision of standard but much improved services, eventually. Issues related to new “Datascope” instruments in support of data-intensive analysis and modeling will be also be discussed in particular in terms of tools and data-aware architecture and platform. This all leads to the formalization of concepts such as that of the seismological virtual observatory as analogy to those developed in astronomy with the main difference that the seismologists’ sky is within the inaccessible Earth. Discussions and brainstorming sessions will be useful toward the establishment of specific actions and services within European and global initiatives.



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