The FDSN is responsible for the creation and maintenance of two publications:
The FDSN Station Book contains information about stations from all networks that contribute data (or intend to contribute data) through the FDSN.
Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) Manual
Version 2.4 (PDF)
Updated August, 2012
FDSN recommendations for seismic network DOIs and related FDSN services describes how Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) should be used to acknowledge networks whose data are used in other works.
Historical documents covering the background of the FDSN.
The FDSN web service specifications provide a compatibility baseline for RESTful web services across multiple data centers.
The FDSN StationXML schema specifies a baseline for seismological and related metadata.