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.


Les présentations des Rencontres scientifique et technique RESIF sont en ligne !

26 May 2016

Find in a new section of this website the powerpoint PDF of the 2nd edition of RESIF Meeting, that held on 14th and 15th october 2015 at La Grande Motte.

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Job posting: Software Engineer

16 March 2016

Institute Institut des Sciences de la Terre, CNRS, Grenoble, France Employment Status Contract: one year, renewable for up to two years Schedule: full time employment Position Summary The software engineer will be (...)

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First measurements with the Muquans Absolute Quantum Gravimeter AQG

2 March 2016

In preamble to delivery of the Absolute Quantum Gravimeter AQG developed by Muqauns and funded as part of the EquipEx RESIF-CORE that is scheduled in the next months, two tests measurements have been performed. In June 2015, a first campaign (...)

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Key figures

- Operational stations: 795

- Personnel involved: 103

- Data produced:
20 terrabytes/year

- Partners: 18

- Budget: 60M€

- Duration of construction:
10 years


The new newsletter (in french) is online!


PDF - 5.3 Mb
Newsletter 9
Mars 2016

Table of contents:
- EPOS: the European Plate Observing System
- AlpArray: a European initiative to see the Alps in 3D, from the crust to the mantle
- Thanks to Helle Pedersen for her work towards the consortium RESIF
- Portrait of Catherine Pequegnat, research engineer at CNRS, technical manager of the RESIF information system.