Universidad Autónoma de Santo DomingoFacultad de CienciasInstituto Sismológico Universitario Data Management Workshop – Sao Paulo 2006 The Dominican Republic Seismic Network Ing. Rafael Pujols firstname.lastname@example.org
Objectives Provide an overview of the national seismic network of the Dominican Republic Describe current instrumentation Outline ongoing collaborations Discuss our plans for the future
ISU Network 1998 Moca Cabrera San Fco. Sanchez Villa Rivas Samana Bonao Cotui Monte Plata Villa Altagracia Map showing the locations of stations in the San Francisco network Telemetry Field Station Central Recording Station Data Aquisition System
Accelerograph Network 1998 • Digitizer: Kinemetrics Altus K2 • Sensor: Kinemetrics FBA 23 • Triggered recording • 6MB PCMCIA card • Power from the electrical grid, with 12-volt, 7 amp-hour battery backup Puerto Plata Santiago Samana San Juan Santo Domingo Barahona
ISU Network 2002 • Six short-period, vertical-component stations • Geotech S13J sensors • Viseis 64-channel digitizer at ISU. • Software DSPA64 and Smartquake. • Monitron UHF NBFM analog radios. • Broadband, three-component KS2000. • Geotech DL-24 digitizer. Bani
Collaborations with Institutions in the Dominican Republic • CNE (National Emergency Management Commission) • Defensa Civil (Civil Defense Authority) • SEOPC (Ministry of Public Works and Transportation) • CDEEE (Electricity Production and Distribution Cooperative) • DGM (National Directorate of Mining and Minerals) • CODIA (a professional society of engineers, architects, and surveyers) • Private businesses • Universities
International Collaborations Puerto Rico Seismic Network Universidad Complutense Madrid The National University of Mexico (UNAM) The University of Texas at Austin United States Geological Service (USGS) …and others
The Puerto Rico Seismic Network Earthworm Data Aquisition Display Realtime Internet Seismograms http://midas.uprm.edu/waveforms/welcome.html Danis Data Analysis System
The ISU Future Plans Improvements to Infrastructure • Rehabilitate the stations that are currently not working • Collaborate with the PRSN to install and maintain broadband stations in Punta Cana and Samaná, in the eastern Dominican Republic. • Collaborate with the USGS to install and maintain a broadband station near the center of the island of Hispaniola. • Install a short-period station in Pedernales to help locate earthquake in that region.
The Future of ISU Improvements to Operations • Train additional personnel to maintain the network and its stations. • Make ISU’s waveform data available to the public via the internet • Improve ISU’s quality control procedures to ensure that the data are of consistently high quality. Other improvements • Send students to study seismology outside the Dominican Republic, then return. • Construct a new building to house ISU.