ORFEUS Structure

ORFEUS (Observatories and Research Facilities for EUropean Seismology) is a non-profit foundation under Dutch law and is governed by an international Board of Directors and an Executive Committee. The Board of Directors consists of representatives of the Core Participants and appoints members of the Executive Committee. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) in Paris is the European Center for seismological parameter data. There is a strong link between ORFEUS and EMSC, which is explicit in the ORFEUS-EMSC coordinating committee and a joint ORFEUS-EMSC Scientific Advisory Board. Both ORFEUS and EMSC have close links to the European Seismological Commission.

Board and Committee members

ORFEUS Executive Committee (ExeCom)
Susana Custódio Instituto Dom Luiz, Portugal
Lucia Luzi INGV, Italy
Javier Quinteros GFZ, Germany
Christos Evangelidis NOA, Athens
Philippe Gueguen ISTerre, France
Thomas Meier University of Kiel, Germany
Helle Pedersen RESIF, France
Frederik Tilmann GFZ, Germany

ORFEUS Secretary General (SG)
Carlo Cauzzi ETHZ, Switzerland
Contact the SG by e-mail

ORFEUS Board of directors
Lars Ottemöller (Chair) Norway
Anastasia Kiratzi (Vice-Chair) Greece (Earthquake Planning and Protection Organization)
Nikolaus Horn Austria
Brian Baptie UK
Björn Lund Sweden
Thomas Lecocq Belgium
Fernando Carrilho Portugal
Bernard Dost Netherlands
Winfried Hanka Germany
Gregor Hillers Finland
Constantin Ionescu Romania
Claudio Satriano France
Alberto Michelini Italy
Murat Nurlu Turkey
Haluk Özener Turkey
Peter Voss Denmark
Stefan Wiemer Switzerland
Rémy Bossu (observer) EMSC
Stefano Parolai (observer) ESC
Dmitry Storchak (observer) ISC

In the new structure of ORFEUS the traditional Working Groups have been discharged and replaced by SMC's (Service Management Committees), IDG's (Infrastructure Development Groups) and UAG's (User Advisory Groups). More information on these bodies will be announced soon.