About AusPass

AusPass is an initiative supported with funding from AuScope and the Australian National University to provide access to broadband passive seismic data collected in Australia since 1997. To facilitate knowledge discovery and innovation, AusPass adopts and supports FAIR data principles. AusPass makes use of community agreed procedures, data formats and protocols used by international seismic data centres such as:

AusPass data can either be accesed with our graphical interface or through a standard FDSN request. For any questions or comments, you may contact our team at auspass@anu.edu.au. We are eager to receive your feedback and improve our services.

Meet the team

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Data Policy

Unless otherwise specified, AusPass data are under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0, see legal terms).

Therefore, you are free to:

  • Share: copy and redistribute the material in any medium and format, and,
  • Adapt: remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions: you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.
No warranties are given. The license may not give you all the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

How to give credit for AusPass data

If you found AusPass data useful, please acknowledge AusPass and reference each dataset separately.

For example:
In the text: “seismic data from WA-CRATON (Kennett, 2000) and CAPRAL (Reading and Kennett, 2005) show that …”
Acknowledgments: Seismic data were retrieved from the AusPass archive (http://auspass.edu.au/) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The data from the 2000 WA-CRATON and 2005 CAPRAL experiments were processed as discussed in section X.
B. Kennett (2000): West Australian Cratons. Australian Passive Seismic Server - Australian National University. Other/Seismic Network. doi: 10.7914/SN/7G_2000
A. Reading and B. Kennett (2005): CAPRA - Linkage. Australian Passive Seismic Server - Australian National University. Other/Seismic Network. doi: 10.7914/SN/7J_2005

Our users and use statistics

On any given month AusPass users download up to 10 Terrabytes of seismic data across 100,000+ requests. If you have seismic waveform data you'd like to host with us, please get in touch!

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