European Seismological Commission

Resolution and Nominating committees

Resolutions Committee: At the Opening Plenary meeting of each General Assembly, the President appoints a Resolutions Committee consisting of one member of the Executive Committee and at least two other members. All resolutions to be presented at the Council meeting for decision must be transmitted in writing to the Resolutions Committee not less than 24 hours before the said meeting. The Resolutions Committee is responsible for wording the resolutions to conform to the terminology of IASPEI and IUGG. The Committee shall post all resolutions and recommendations at least 12 hours before the Closing Plenary meeting.

Nominating Committee: The President appoints a Nominating Committee consisting of not more than four members. This committee must be approved by the Executive Committee at the first business meeting of each General Assembly. The Nominating Committee proposes nominees for positions in the Executive Committee. Members of the Nominating Committee are ineligible for membership in the Executive Committee. In addition to candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee, additional nominations for each office may be made from the floor at the Council meeting. A country cannot be represented by more than one person in the Nominating Committee.


From the Working Groups:

The FAULT2SHA Working Group, formally approved by the European Seismological Commission, at the 35th General Assembly in Sept 2016, promotes a new initiative, open to all researchers interested in contributing to discussions on topics that could improve the assessment of seismic hazard.

Futher information is available here.

If you would like to join the Fault2SHA WG, follow this link.

First announcement:

ESC WG Fault2SHA 3rd Workshop: Role of scaling laws and fault interaction

Barcelonnette (F), May 2-4, 2017

The workshop is financially supported by the CEREGE (F), IRSN (F) and OGS (I).

FURTHER INFORMATION can be found here


The Working Group on Induced Seismicity is organizing as its second activity a special session 'Induced Seismicity - The European Perspective' at the annual meeting of the SSA. Please have a look at Forthcoming events. 


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 and beloved colleagues and friends:


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