[MGI36-12] Open Data for Seismology
Keywords:Open data, Observation, Data DOI
The 1995 Kobe earthquake was a point of departure of open data movement in seismology in Japan. Fundamental Seismic Survey and Observation Plan” published by Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion declared that the results of the observations based on the plan were opened in principle and were tried to be distributed smoothly. There have been efforts of publishing data by universities and institutes.
In 2019, DOI (Digital Object Identifier) has been minted to each MOWLAS (Monitoring of Waves on Land and Seafloor) observation network operated by NIED. Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) has already be publishing data with DOI. Some authors have published data via data journal and data repository. There have been a variety of database related to seismology opened for the public constricted by universities, institutes, and research projects.
Some projects adopting open collaboration can be found in seismology. Analogue seismogram digitization and of transcription of historical earthquake documents collaborating with citizens or non-experts are good example. Development of tools both for experts and non-experts are important to utilize the published data or understand the significance of the seismological data.