French seismologic and geodetic network


What is RESIF?

RESIF is a national equipment for the observation and understanding of the solid Earth. It is an ambitious instrument aimed at acquiring new top-quality data for disciplines like seismology, geodesy and gravimetry to advance the understanding of the dynamics of our planet.
Distributed over the whole of France, RESIF makes it possible to measure ground deformation on timescales from a fraction of a second to a decade. RESIF is a state-of-the-art research tool which helps to better characterise natural hazard and manage natural resources.
RESIF contributes to the European and Worldwide systems of instruments which can be used to image Earth’s interior in its totality and to study numerous natural phenomena.


Offre d’emploi : Ingénieur d’étude recherche et construction de stations sismologiques

22 May 2017

Contrat CDD de 6 mois minimum. Prolongation possible dans le cadre d’un nouveau contrat de 12 mois. Mission L’équipe de sismologie de l’institut de physique du globe de Paris recherche un ingénieur d’étude pour soutenir régionalement la mise en (...)

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Offre d’emploi : CDD assistant ingénieur en instrumentation

22 May 2017

Réf: RESIF/SISMOB/OSUG-DC Affectation structurelle Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble, CNRS UMS 832, Grenoble 38400 Parc national d’instruments sismologiques mobiles terrestres (SISMOB, RESIF) Lieu de travail Institut des (...)

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SAVE THE DATE: 3rd scientific and technical event of RESIF

26 April 2017

Le Bureau de RESIF et l’Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers Nantes Atlantique (OSUNA) ont le plaisir de vous inviter aux 3èmes Rencontres Scientifique et Technique RESIF qui se dérouleront du 10 au 12 octobre 2017, à Saint-Jean-de-Monts (Vendée), (...)

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Key figures

- Operational stations: 795

- Personnel involved: 138

- Data produced:
30-40 terabytes/year

- Instutional partners: 18

- End of construction: 2019


The new newsletter (in french) is online !


Newsletter 11
Février 2017

Table of contents:
- Volcanological and seismological observatories: 80 years of measures for science and population
- Gravimetry and seismology: the balance and the chronometer at the service of the critical zone!
- Large-band seismological instrumentation in the West of Metropolitan France
- Portrait of Jean-Marie SAUREL, research engineer at the IPGP working in the direction of the volcanological and seismological observatories of Paris.