International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

FDSN Publications

The FDSN is responsible for the creation and maintenance of two publications:

FDSN Station Book

The FDSN Station Book contains information about stations from all networks that contribute data (or intend to contribute data) through the FDSN.

SEED Reference Manual

Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) Manual
Version 2.4 (PDF)
Updated August, 2012

Additional Publications

FDSN Station Map and Listings


FDSN recommendations for seismic network DOIs and related FDSN services describes how Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) should be used to acknowledge networks whose data are used in other works.

FDSN Historical References

Historical documents covering the background of the FDSN.

FDSN Web Services

The FDSN web service specifications provide a compatibility baseline for RESTful web services across multiple data centers.

FDSN StationXML Schema

The FDSN StationXML schema specifies a baseline for seismological and related metadata.