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Core Members

Larger Networks (>1000 stations)
• California Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey

Institutional Members

California Department of Water Resources
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
• Kinemetrics, Inc.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company
• Puerto Rico Seismic Network and the Strong Motion Program

Organizations that have contributed records

Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory, Turkey
California Institute of Technology
Centro de Investigaciones Geotechnicas, El Salvador
Department of Geophysics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
Geological Survey of Canada
• IRIGM: Univ. Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
• Inst. de Ingenieria , UNAM, Mexico
• Inst. of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Ltd, New Zealand
IRIS, Global Seismographic Network
• Japan Peru Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Mitigation Center
• Kiban-Kyoshin Network, Japan
• Kyoshin Net, Japan
• Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power
• Los Angeles Flood Control Metropolitan Water District
• Mid-America Center for Earthquake Engineering Research
• Nat. Survey for Seismic Protection, Armenia
• Seattle Light and Power
• Seismology Center, CWB, Taipei, Taiwan
• Southern California Earthquake Center
• Southern California Edison
• Tacoma Public Utilities
• University CentroAmericana, San Salvador, El Salvador
• University of California at Los Angeles
• University of Nevada, Reno
• University of Southern California
• University of Washington, Geophysics Program
• Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Collaborating Organizations and Institutions

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER)
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
World Seismic Safety Initiative (WSSI)

COSMOS is a non-profit organization whose goal is to expand and significantly modernize the acquisition and application of strong-motion data in order to increase public safety from earthquakes.

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