We have received another request for membership from the University of Beira Interior, in Portugal.
As part of their project SHAZAM (Seismicity and HAzards of the sub-Saharian Atlantic Margin), they are installing four stations in Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea. The stations have been installed, and they are working on the stabilization of real-time data transfer.
They also agree to the requirement for FDSN membership:
"Membership in the FDSN is open to all groups that operate more than one broad-band station. Members agree to coordinate station siting and provide free and open access to their data (normally in SEED format)."
At our last meeting, we decided that, should we receive applications for membership, we could send out an email for voting.
Each member of the FDSN will have one vote. A majority of 2/3 voting members will be required for an affirmative vote. Five members of the FDSN will constitute a quorum.
Please could you send me your votes by no later than 25 November 2020 in order for us to make a decision.
Thank you for you cooperation.