European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events:  

2017 Annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America

18 - 20 April, Denver, Colorado

Call for a joint SSA-ESC session is open until 1 October 2016: please send your proposals for the session theme to the ESC Secretary General at the earliest convenience.


Past event:

The 35th General Assembly of the ESC

was successfully held in Trieste, Italy, from 4 to 9 September. There were 536 registrations from 50 different countries. 

The resolutions adopted at the General Assembly can be found here. 

The program outline of the session on the Amatrice earthquake can be found here. 

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ESC-Springer Student Award

Prizes for the best ten student posters, as voted by convenors and keynote speakers during the General Assembly, were given to the following students:

Session 12: Maria Mesimeri

Session 7: Haw-Chun Wang

Session 9: James Holt

Session 14: Giulia Massolino

Session 18: Damian Kula

Session 1: Sophia Marie Johanne Ulysse

Session 17: Sebastian Specht

Session 6: Jana Doubravová

Session 19: Özge Fercan

Session 8: Anne Strader

The winners have been notified individually.


As part of the General Assembly, the Young Seismologists' Training Course (YSTC), organized this time by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), together with the European Seismological Commission, was held at the ICTP campus in Trieste from 29 August to 3 September. The ESC dedicated the course to Peter Bormann.


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What were the past General Assemblies of the ESC like? Find out! Interesting documentation has been made easily accessible.

This list summarizes the files.


Sadly we announce the loss of colleagues and friends:


blog on the L'Aquila Appeal trial in Italy.
The last hearing took place on 10 November 2014.