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.


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Colloque G2 (Montpellier) | 12 - 14 novembre 2018

18 June 2018

Le Colloque annuel de géodésie et géophysique - G2 se tiendra à Montpellier du 12 au 14 novembre 2018. Le G2 2018 portera sur la thématique "Instrumentation nouvelle et combinaison d’observations géophysiques" et s’organisera en 4 sessions : (...)

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2018 Wegener General Assembly: abstract submission and registration open

16 May 2018

We are pleased to announce that the submissions and registrations are now open for the 2018 Wegener General Assembly on Earth Deformation and the study of earthquakes to take place in Grenoble, France, 10-13th September, 2018. Deadline for (...)

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Symposium "50 Years of Plate Tectonics: Then, Now, and Beyond" (Paris)

4 April 2018

The symposium "50 Years of Plate Tectonics: Then, Now, and Beyond" will be held in Paris on June 25-26, 2018. Its final program and (free) registration are now available at This (...)

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Key figures

- Operational stations: 795

- Personnel involved: 138

- Data produced:
30-40 terabytes/year

- Instutional partners: 18

- End of construction: 2020


The new newsletter (in french) is online !


Newsletter 14
Juin 2018

Table of contents:
- Determination of vertical speeds for GNSS stations in the Lesser Antilles
- Portrait of Tony MONFRET, member of the RESIF office in charge of internal communication from 2012 to 2017 and researcher at Géoazur laboratory
- Network news