Seismology at Concordia Base, Antarctica
Concordia is a joint French and Italian research station on the East Antarctic Plateau. It hosts numerous research activities including seismology. The seismology program is jointly run by EOST and INGV, with our Antarctic partners IPEV and PNRA.
The seismology program at Concordia has two main goals: the set-up and operation of a broad-band "observatory-quality" permanent seismic station, and the deployment of a temporary seismometer array. Both aspects of the program aim to contribute to the study of both Earth structure and earthquakes. The observatory station is intended to supplement the worldwide seismological network in a region where its coverage remains very sparse. The goal of the seismometer array is to observe low-energy seismic waves.
The observatory station has been registered at the International Registry of Seismograph Stations under the code name CCD (ConCorDia). For more information about the station, including how to request data, please visit the dedicated CCD pages on this site.
The temporary seismometer array deployment forms the focus of an International Polar Year project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. The project is called Concordia, Antarctica, Seismic Experiment for the International Polar Year, or CASE-IPY for short. For more information about this project, please visit the dedicated CASE-IPY pages on this site.
For more information
For more information than is available on this site, please contact one of the following : Jean-Jacques Leveque or Alessia Maggi at EOST, France (CCD and CASE-IPY); Stefania Danesi at INGV, Italy (CCD). You could also check out the following article on Seismology at Concordia published in the IPEV 2008 Annual Report.
For more news about seismology at Concordia, visit the Sismordia blog.