European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events:

A tutorial workshop on induced seismicity by gas production/storage

Hannover, Germany on 23 November

The current list of speakers is as follows

Dr. Bernard Dost (KNMI, NL) on seismic monitoring of Groningen

Dr. Peter Fokker (TNO, NL) on geomechanial modelling of Groningen

Dr. Mariano Garcia-Fernandez (CSIC, E) on the abandoned Castor gas storage

Dr. Jean Grasso (U Grenoble, F) on gas production in Lacq

Dr. Enrico Priolo (OGS, I) on the Midandola oil field, gas storage ...

Prof. Peter Styles (U Keele, GB) on the Cuadrilla shale gasfrack in Bowland

Prof. Manfred Joswig  (U Stuttgart, D) on seismicity in the nortehrn German gas fields

The workshop is organized by FKPE (Forschungskollegium Physik des Erdkörpers e.V.), but it will also be the first activity of the new ESC Working Group on induced seismicity.


2017 Annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America

18 - 20 April, Denver, Colorado

The joint SSA-ESC session at the meeting is titled:

Advances in Geotechnical Borehole Arrays, Data, and Analyses 

The Call for Abstracts will open on December 1 and close January 11, 2017.


Past events:


The joint poster of the ESC and EAEE  was presented at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.



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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Activities of the Working Groups

Fault2SHA Working Group: have a look here.

If you would like to join the WG, follow this link.


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 esteemed colleagues and friends:


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