GEOFON Software

Currently GEOFON hosts 7 software projects. The main project is SeisComP® 3; the others are utilities closely related to it.

SeisComP® 3

The operation of the GEOFON network and data centre (archive and earthquake service) is largely based on the self-developed SeisComP® software package. It has developed over more than a decade, and has become a widely used package for seismological data acquisition, data processing and data exchange. Its data transmission protocol SeedLink is a de facto world-wide standard, while the data archive access protocol ArcLink is on the way to becoming one as well. More...

Arclink/Seedlink Nagios Plugin

At GEOFON we have developed a plug-in for monitoring Seedlink and Arclink servers from Nagios. Although it is somewhat experimental, you are welcome to try it out. Send comments, criticisms, requests for features, and flowers to pevans -at-


aiUtils package offer a set of tools to work and validate seismological metadata information (inventory information; stations lists and instruments) in XML format as produced by an ArcLink server. The tools currently supported are ai2Table and aiValidate.


arclink_fetch is a sophisticated ArcLink client that can be used to get data with a single command. It performs routing automatically, and can conveniently handle encryption. When you install SeisComp3 it is automatically installed on your computer together with SeisComp3, but it may also be installed as a standalone package for users wishing only to request data from an ArcLink server.


fdsnws_fetch is the next generation distributed data request tool that is based on FDSN web services and the EIDA routing service.


The httpmsgbus (HMB) facilitates the transfer of abstract data objects, functioning as a messaging service which runs over HTTP. These may be SeisComP objects, or any other content.


WebDC tool for exploring seismic events, stations, and more.