Taiwan Earthquake Research Center Geophysical Instrument Service Program2018

Project Details


In order to serve variable earthquake studies, a seismologic instrument service center has been set up by Taiwan Earthquake Research Center. The center manages different kinds of earthquake instruments to support different high-density, short-term, and long-term observations of earthquakes and imaging details of earth structures. The seismologic instrument service center has been very successful in the past years. Due to different research methods and purposes, Taiwan Earthquake Research Center further organizes the “geophysical instrument service center” to manage the instruments other than seismology’s. The geophysical instruments mainly include: seismic reflection/refraction, gravity and magnetic, geo-electric, geothermal, marine geophysics and well logging. The geophysical instrument center will provide experts for testing, installation, archive data and other services. In this year, the major effort will focus on: (1) buy a gravity meter to provide fast, cost-effective field surveys and measurements of regional and earth structures; (2) increase under water cables and special receivers to enhance the detection capability of seismic surveys extended into the marsh area. It also provides seismic line across rivers by using the weight of the instrument itself and waterproof features to improve the quality of records; (3) increase 2 OBS instruments to prepare for more seismic sea-land studies, especially in Taiwan Strait; (4) develops and implements training courses for users to promote the operation of geophysical instruments; and (5) provides technical support and manpower for major research projects.
Effective start/end date1/08/1831/07/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Taiwan Earthquake Research Center
  • geophysical research instruments
  • instrument service center


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