World Data Center for Solid Earth Physics,
Moscow exists since 1971 as department of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy
of Sciences and operates under the auspices of the National Geophysical Committee of Russian
Federation. It is the Regular Member of the International Council for Science
World Data System ICSU WDS).
The WDC for SEP, Moscow maintains extensive archives of data
on seismology, gravimetry, geomagnetism, geothermics, recent movements, marine geology
and geophysics, topography and so on.
The WDC for SEP provides access to all these data and also
serves as information and reference center because information on other
data centers and data providers, interesting data sets, and data bases is collected along
Data and the information, saved up in the WDC for SEP, are
given to all users without restrictions and are free-of-charge.
The WDC for SEP responds to data and information requests from users from
all over the world, and serves visitors from any country.
The WDC for SEP is open to visitors and guests from any country
during normal working hours, Monday through Friday. Advance notice of visit is recommended.
Data in archives can be found through online inventories. These searches are free of charge.
WDC SEP, Moscow staff gives consultations and selecst, copies and sends data for users visiting
Center or requesting data by phone or mail at cost of copying and mailing.
The WDC for SEP, Moscow co-operates with other WDCs
and some analytical and special Centers:
International Seismological Center,
Internatiomal Gravimetric Bureau,
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre,
Geophysical Survey of RAS.
It is connected with many research institutes and permanent services in Russia and other
The WDC for SEP is active in scientific International and
Russian projects and programs. WDC for SEP was involved in
"The Geotraverse Project" of
International Program "The Global Geoscience Transects", in the program
"International Polar Year 2007-2008". Now WDC for SEP
participate in the international project "InterMargins".