Taiwan Earthquake Research Center Geophysical Instrument Service Program2020

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) Construct a three-component cable-free seismic system, and enhance the detection capability of seismic surveys in terrain relief areas or dense forest areas. Also cooperate with temporary seismic observation networks to collect seismic record; (2) increase one resistivity image profiling (RIP) system to investigate detailed near-surface geologic structures or for real-time landslide monitoring; (3) increase magnetic surveying instruments, increase the density of magnetic observation stations, and study with earthquake precursors; (4) increase 2 OBS instruments to prepare for more seismic sea-land studies, especially in Taiwan Strait; (5) develops and implements training courses for users to promote the operation of geophysical instruments; and (6) provides technical support and manpower for major research projects.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/21

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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