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French Seismologic and Geodetic Network (RESIF)
Hosting Legal Entity
French National Center for Scientific Research / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
3 Michel-Ange street, CNRS, Paris, PO: 75794, Ile-de-France (France)
3, rue Michel-Ange, Réseau Sismologique et Géodésique Français, Paris cedex 16, PO: 75794 (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2008
Being upgraded since 2012 to 2020
Scientific Description
RESIF (Réseau sismologique & géodésique français) is a national equipment for the observation and understanding of the solid Earth. The instrument is aimed at acquiring new top-quality data for disciplines like seismology, geodesy and gravimetry to advance the understanding of the dynamics of our planet. Distributed over the whole of France, RESIF makes it possible to measure ground deformation on timescales from a fraction of a second to a decade. RESIF is a state-of-the-art research tool which helps to better characterise natural hazard and manage natural resources. RESIF contributes to the European and Worldwide systems of instruments which can be used to image Earth’s interior in its totality and to study numerous natural phenomena.

RI Keywords
Geodesy, Earthquakes, Earth deformation, Seismology, Seismic risk, Natural ressources, Earth structure
RI Category
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Engineering and Energy
Access to seismic and geodetic data

Seismic and geodetic data are available online.

Permanent and mobile instruments

RESIF integrated Research Infrastructure includes permanent and mobile instruments to measure the Earth's deformation at all time-scales, from static loading to high frequency seismic waves. The instruments of RESIF are: Permanent and mobile broad-band seismic sensors, permanent strong-motion sensors, permanent and mobile GNSS receivers, and permanent and mobile gravimeters.

European Plate Observing System (EPOS)
Date of last update: 12/08/2019
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