April 2022 - All temporary station (Z3 network code) data OPEN!!

As of 1.4.2022, all Z3 (AlpArray temporary station) network waveform data is openly available on EIDA.


May 2020 - Special Issue in the EGU journal Solid Earth

The open access EGU journal Solid Earth has opened a special issue on:

New insights on the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the adjacent orogens.

The special issue is dedicated to state-of-the art research on the Alps and the adjacent orogens. It will improve our understanding of mountain-building processes and the past and ongoing tectonic evolution in the region. This multi- and interdisciplinary effort integrates geophysics, tectonics, petrology, geochronology, and basin and surface studies. The contributions highlight recent efforts to image deep structures, track motion and deformation of the crust and mantle through time, and investigate the surface response to deep-seated processes. Thus, the volume will showcase results of the European AlpArray project, which has featured a seismic station network with an unprecedented density in the Alpine region. We invite researchers from the AlpArray project and beyond, and from all fields to contribute to this volume.

Editors: Emanuel Kästle, Mark Handy, Giancarlo Molli, Anne Paul, Claudia Piromallo, Christian Sue, Mirijam Vrabec and Charlotte Krawczyk


April 2018 - AlpArray Seismic Network Paper published

The AlpArray Seismic Network paper is now available online:

G. Hetényi, I. Molinari, J. Clinton et al.: The AlpArray Seismic Network: a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogeny. Surveys in Geophysics (2018) doi: 10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4 (Open Access)

For this occasion the Swiss National Science Foundation has issued a press release, which you can read here in English, German and French.

Subsequent media appearances:


April 2018 - OBS are back on land

The marine part (OBS) of AlpArray has been installed in June 2017 in the Ligurian Sea and has been dismateled this month (February). Currently the research vessel Maria S. Merian is sealing the Mediterranean to get the OBS back. 


3 February 2016 - AlpArray starts!

The AlpArray official starting date is January 1 2016.  2/3 of the AlpArray Seismic Network (260 temporary BB stations) are installed and working since the end of 2015. The data are available trought EIDA (only for registered users of the Core Group Member Institutions) 


21 December 2015 - The AlpArray Seismic Network is now runnning!

The AlpArray backbone is running. 2/3 of the 260 temporary stations are installed and running.