Strong Motion Network
the early 80's the Swiss Seismological Service together
with the formerly Federal
Office for Water and Geology (FOWG) started to
plan a strong motion network capable to study the
following seismological and engineering aspects:
- Characteristics of strong ground motion at different sites.
- Attenuation of strong ground motion with distance.
- Investigation of site effects due to different local geology.
- Investigation of the dynamic behaviour of main types of dams in Switzerland.
Financial support for purchase and installation of
the instruments was provided by the dam owners through
Association of Producers and Distributors of Electricity
(Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätswerke-VSE).
The annual costs for service, maintenance and data
compilation is covered by the government and contracted
to the Swiss Seismological Service.
Current state SSMNet