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This Internet platform and the CD-ROM, "Dissemination of European Strong-Motion Data" was produced through a collaborative project with the:
Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London.
Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Ellettrica (now Società Gestione Impianti Nucleari and Servizio Sismico Nazionale, Rome.
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Rome.
Institut de Protection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay aux Roses (Paris).
University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
University of Trieste.
University Kiril and Metodij, Skopje.
Institute of Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki.

We would like to thank the European Commission for providing financial support for these projects through the 4th Framework Programme, contract ENV4-CT97-0397, the 5th Framework Programme, contract EVR1-CT-1999-40008 and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for financial assistance during the preliminary compilation of a data subset.

We are indebted to the following individuals, organizations and agencies, which generously contributed strong-motion records to these projects. Without their goodwill and unselfish support the realization of this Internet platform and CD-ROM would have been impossible:
Amt fur Zivilschutz und Landesversorgung, Triessen, (Liechtenstein).
Austrian Geophysical Service, Vienna (Austria).
Basler & Hofmann Ingenieure und Planer AG, Zurich (Switzerland).
Bauhaus University Weimar (Germany).
Beznau Nuclear Power Plant, Bottstein (Switzerland).
Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory, Istanbul (Turkey).
Building and Housing Research Centre (BHRC), Tehran, (Iran).
Central Laboratory of Seismic Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, (Bulgaria).
Centre National de Recherche de Applique en Genie Parasismique (C.G.S), Algiers, (Algeria).
Charles University, Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (Czech Republic).
Department of Geophysics, Mining Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, (Turkey).
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, (Italy).
Direccion General del Instituto Geografico National, Madrid (Spain).
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, (Iceland).
Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Japan).
EnergoProject, Belgrade (Yugoslavia).
Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Ellettrica (now SOGIN and SSN), Rome (Italy).
Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e l'Ambiente, Rome (Italy).
General Directorate of Disaster Affairs, Ankara (Turkey).
Geological Survey of Cyprus, Nicosia, (Cyprus).
Geophysical Survey of Slovenia, Ljubljana (Slovenia).
Geophysics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, (Croatia).
GeoRisk Earthquake Research Institute Ltd. (Hungary).
Global Seismology and Geomagnetism Group, British Geological Survey, Edinburgh, (United Kingdom).
Institut de Protection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, Fontenay aux Roses (France).
Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (IZIIS), University Kiril and Metodij, Skopje, (Macedonia).
Institute of Engineering Seismology & Earthquake Engineering, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Institute of Geophysics, Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tbilisi, (Georgia).
Institute of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana, (Slovenia).
Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon (Portugal).
Jordanian Seismological Observatory, Natural Resources Authority, Amman, (Jordan).
Kernkraftwerk Beznau, Bottstein, (Switzerland).
Kernkraftwerk Gosgen-Daniken AG, Daniken, (Switzerland).
Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG, Leibstadt, (Switzerland).
Lamont-Doherty Earth Obervatory of Columbia University (United States of America).
Landesamt fur Geologie, Rohstoffe & Bergbau Baden-Wurttemberg, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).
Moinfar Ali, Dr., Tehran (Iran).
National Institute for Earth Physics, Bucharest (Romania).
National Observatory of Athens (Greece).
National Survey for Seismic Protection of the Republic of Armenia (NSSP), Yerevan, (Armenia).
National Syrian Seismological Centre, General Establishment of Geology & Mineral Resources, Damascus, (Syria).
NORSAR, Kjeller (Norway).
Observatoire de Grenoble (France).
Seismology Department, The Geophysical Institute of Israel, Lod, (Israel).
Seismological Institute, Academy of Sciences of Albania, Tirana (Albania).
Seismological Institute, Academy of Sciences, (Uzbekistan).
Servizio Sismico Nazionale (SSN), Ufficio Sistemi di Monitoraggio, Rome, (Italy).
Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari (SOGIN), Rome, (Italy).
Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation, Berne (Switzerland).
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (Switzerland).
United Institute Physics of the Earth, Moscow (Russia).
United States Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Team (EHZ), Menlo Park (United States of America).
United States Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Team (GHT), Golden (United States of America).
Universite Joseph Fourier, IRIGM (France).
University of Bergen, Institute of Solid Earth Physics (Norway).
University of Geneva (Switzerland).

We also wish to thank the following individuals for their special efforts in the frame of these projects:
Mrs M. Yeroyanni and Mr G. Ollier, scientific officer in charge, who are providing precious co-operation and guidance in the conduct of the projects.
J. Bommer, G. Eleftheriadis, M. Free, S. Sarma, K. Simpson and M. Srbulov had already accumulated a data subset during the last decade.
B. Mohammadioun and J.C. Gariel for their support during compilation of the dataset.
K. Bonjer arranged permission for us to use the Romanian records.
M. Soole for his assistance during the establishment of the Web servers.
B. Geyer for his support during the design of the layout of the Internet-site.
S. Hodgson for the development of the interface between the databank and the Internet.
T. Bechmann for the completion of the interface between the databank and the Internet.
J. Liu for improvement of the interface between the databank and the Internet.
M. Çelebi for clarifying some points regarding the Turkish data in USGS Open-File Report 01-163.

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