Observational seismology in Europe is firmly rooted in national and regional observatories in charge of managing more than 100 permanent seismic networks and more than 200 past and present temporary deployments. Primarily driven by governmental mandates to detect local seismicity and provide earthquake information to civil protection agencies and the general public, this monitoring effort also results in a tremendous amount of high‐quality data—more than 12,000 stations presently contribute to the European Integrated Data Archive (EIDA)—which is made available to scientists and practitioners. This lively community of seismic data providers and users is at the core of the success of...

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