General Sponsors

MS&AD InterRisk Research & Consulting, Inc. is responsible for the core of risk-related service businesses in the MS&AD group. We provide services which meet various expectations of the clients, including consulting, research and investigation, seminars and publications for risk management in addition to the think-tank functions.

Sponsors of the ISC-GEM catalogue


Sponsor of the CTBTO Link to the ISC database

CTBTO is currently funding the IDC Link to the ISC Database. This service is available to States Parties to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Sponsors of the International Station Registry

REF TEK designs and manufactures application specific, battery-operated, field-portable, high-performance geophysical data acquisition devices for the global market. With over 35 years of experience, REF TEK provides customers with complete turnkey solutions that include high resolution recorders, broadband sensors, state-of-the-art communications (V-SAT, GPRS, etc), installation, training, and continued customer support. Over 7,000 REF TEK instruments are currently being used globally for multiple applications. From portable earthquake monitoring to telemetry earthquake monitoring, earthquake aftershock recording to structural monitoring and more, REF TEK equipment is suitable for a wide variety of application needs.

GeoSIG provides earthquake, seismic, structural, dynamic and static monitoring and measuring solutions As an ISO Certified company, GeoSIG is a world leader in design and manufacture of a diverse range of high quality, precision instruments for vibration and earthquake monitoring. GeoSIG instruments are at work today in more than 100 countries around the world with well-known projects such as the NetQuakes installation with USGS and Oresund Bridge in Denmark. GeoSIG offers off-the-shelf solutions as well as highly customised solutions to fulfil the challenging requirements in many vertical markets including the following:

  • Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response (EEWRR)
  • Seismic and Earthquake Monitoring and Measuring
  • Industrial Facility Seismic Monitoring and Shutdown
  • Structural Analysis and Ambient Vibration Testing
  • Induced Vibration Monitoring
  • Research and Scientific Applications

Zhuhai Taide Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Taide), a China based seismograph manufacturer, was set up in 1992. It is located in the city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, south-east China. The main products of Taide include data loggers, digitizers, all-band seismometers and accelerometers, intensity meters, magnetometers, strain meters, and software for earthquake related analysis. Over 80 professional engineers are employed at Taide, responsible for R&D, assembling and updating the hardware and software, and a team of 10 are engaged in stringent quality control and marketing.

In 2016, in collaboration with the Institute of Geophysics (China Earthquake Administration), Taide set up an Engineering Research Center for Earthquake Monitoring Techniques, aiming to improve the quality of earthquake observations. Taide-made instruments have been widely adapted by earthquake observation and monitoring networks, early warning systems, marine geophysical observation projects and deep borehole projects in China, as well as by seismograph networks in Indonesia, Nepal, Cuba, Pakistan and Kenya.

Advance Seismic Instrumentation and Research Inc. (ASIR) is a borehole seismic instrumentation and Research & Development company specializing in high sensitivity monitoring and analysis of microearthquake activity. We are providing the full range of design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and support services for modern solid earth monitoring, including an advanced borehole instruments and technique for geothermal monitoring, CO2 sequestration, volcano monitoring, surface subsidence, and other critical hazard mitigation applications. We offer a broad range of standard and specialized seismic borehole instruments covering the complete earthquake frequency spectrum.

ASIR staff have surveyed sites, built instruments for, installed, and maintained networks consisting of more than 300 successfully deployed borehole stations around the Globe. We have also contributed data analysis and interpretation to many scientific publications resulting from these installations.

SARA designs and manufactures seismometers, accelerometers and portable multichannel seismographs for both seismology and applied geophysics. Since 2002 we have provided over 5,000 seismic units, 15,000 acceleration transducers and 15,000 geophysical exploration channels to thousands of professionals and researchers who are using our equipment with success.

Providing low-cost instrumentation for developing countries is our main goal. We provided instruments with radio telemetry in remote areas for example, a seismic array down to 285 meters in a borehole. Engineers use our systems to monitor historical monuments in Italy and in the Middle East. Earthquake Early Warning Systems in Italy and Turkey use our accelerometers and accelerographs.

We also run our own seismic network including a small aperture seismic array in central Italy. We developed our seismological software SEISMOWIN which provides full support for all international file formats and communication standards such as miniSEED, GSE, SeedLink and a number of tools for earthquake location and site assessment. The GEOEXPLORER software suite offers a number of modules for geological surveys.

Güralp has been developing revolutionary force-feedback broadband seismic instrumentation for more than thirty years. Our sensors record seismic signals of all kinds, from teleseismic events occurring on the other side of the planet, to microseisms induced by unconventional hydrocarbon extraction. Our sophisticated digitisers record these signals with the highest resolution and accurate timing.

We supply individual instruments or complete seismic systems. Our services include field support such as installation and maintenance, to complete network and data management.

We design our instruments to meet increasingly complex requirements for deployment in the most challenging circumstances. As a result, you will find Güralp instruments gathering seismic data in the harshest of environments, from the Antarctic ice sheet; to boreholes 100s of metres deep; to the world’s most active volcanoes and deepest ocean trenches.

The Seismology Research Centre is an Australian earthquake observatory that began developing their own seismic recorders and data processing software in the late 1970s when digital recorders were uncommon. The Gecko is the SRC's 7th generation of seismic recorder, now available with a variety of integrated sensors to meet every monitoring requirement, including:

  • Strong Motion Accelerographs
  • 2Hz and 4.5Hz Blast Vibration Monitors
  • Short Period 1Hz Seismographs
  • Broadband 200s-1500Hz Optical Seismographs

Visit to grab a free copy of the SRC's MiniSEED waveform viewing and analysis software application, Waves.