Thanks to a broad international cooperation of video meteor observers from several European countries, we managed to create a multi-national network EDMONd (European viDeo Meteor Observation Network) (Kornoš et al., 2013). The European video MeteOr Network Database (EDMOND) has been established only recently (Kornoš et al., 2014a,b), together with the founding of the EDMONd network in 2012. Nowadays, the following national networks, in alphabetical order, are connected to the European viDeo Meteor Observation Network:

BOAM (Base des Observateurs Amateurs de Metéores, France)
BosNet (Bosnia)
CEMeNt (Central European Meteor Network, cross-border network of Czech and Slovak amateur observers)
CMN (Croatian Meteor Network or Hrvatska Meteorska Mreza, Croatia)
FMA (Fachgruppe Meteorastronomie, Switzerland)
HMN (Hungarian Meteor Network or Magyar Hullócsillagok Egyesulet, Hungary)
IMO VMN (IMO Video Meteor Network)
MeteorsUA (Ukraine)
IMTN (Italian amateur observers in Italian Meteor and TLE Network, Italy)
NEMETODE (Network for Meteor Triangulation and Orbit Determination, United Kingdom)
PFN (Polish Fireball Network or Pracownia Komet i Meteorów, PkiM, Poland)
Stjerneskud (Danish all-sky fireball cameras network, Denmark)
SVMN (Slovak Video Meteor Network, Slovakia)
UKMON (UK Meteor Observation Network, United Kingdom)
The latest established network (January 2014) is on the southern hemisphere – BRAMON (BRAzilian MeteOr Network). It´s an independent network of the EDMOND database, its task is to map the activity of meteor showers in the southern hemisphere.

In the year 2013, observers affiliated to the IMO VMN (International Meteor Organization Video Meteor Network) have started to share their data, and the data of EDMONd and IMO VMN have been merged. The IMO VMN has been created in 1999 and at present consists of observers from Germany, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Finland, Portugal, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Belgium, United States, Australia, Greece, and Russia.
The database itself is understood to be multiplatform, therefore combines outputs from systems with different parameters as well as from systems with different recording and evaluation methodology (UFO Capture, MetRec, CMN). Because of the inhomogeneity of the input data, it is necessary to establish reduction criteria within the EDMOND database (Kornoš et al. 2014a,b), which makes it possible to exclude orbits from the database that does not meet the required geometric conditions or due to inhomogeneity they are not compatible. The result of applying the reduction criteria is a significant reduction of the raw (or Q0) multi-station orbits that are stored in the output version of the EDMOND database. However, these multi-station orbits are essential for the meteor spectra analysis, which are also part of the EDMOND database. The multi-station orbits are necessary to determine the origin of the body and due to the knowledge of the heliocentric parameters of the meteoroid orbit and the complementary parameters (e.g. the Tisserand´s parameter TJ in relation to the Jupiter) it is possible to determine whether the body is of cometary or asteroid origin or belongs to one of the known meteor showers.


In case you use EDMOND database, please refer to:

[1] Kornoš L., Koukal J., Piffl R., and Tóth J. (2014a). EDMOND Meteor Database. In Gyssens M., Roggemans P., Zoladek P., editors, Proceedings of the International Meteor Conference, Poznań, Poland, Aug. 22-25, 2013, International Meteor Organization, p. 23-25.
[2] Kornoš L., Matlovič P., Rudawska R., Tóth J., Hajduková M. Jr., Koukal J., and Piffl R. (2014b).  Confirmation and characterization of IAU temporary meteor showers in EDMOND database. In Jopek T.J., Rietmeijer F.J.M., Watanabe J., Williams I.P., editors, Proceedings of the Meteoroids 2013 Conference, A.M. University, Poznań, Poland, Aug. 26-30, 2013, p. 225-233.