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SM Seismology Division on Seismology

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Division on Seismology

President: Philippe Jousset (sm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de)

Seismology as a discipline contributes to a large variety of both basic and applied scientific fields, and addresses urgent questions in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The Seismology (SM) Division at EGU aims to strengthen its interdisciplinarity and impact by driving the development from static to dynamic geophysical models, by conducting research that spans from acquisition parameters to petrophysical properties, and by supporting the transition from geo-modelling to geo-technical application. Thereby, the SM Division will be increasingly able to make relevant forecasts and provide valuable information to tackle future challenges in securing natural resources and quantifying natural hazards.

The EGU offers an open and widely recognized forum for discussing a wide range of scientific questions and conducting corresponding research. The impact of geosciences to society has probably never been as high as today. Therefore, we pursue broad and open-minded approaches to tackle important research topics, while simultaneously engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations for the benefit of humanity and our planet.


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Recent awardees

Yehuda Ben-Zion

Yehuda Ben-Zion

  • 2022
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2022 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Yehuda Ben-Zion for outstanding contributions to earthquake seismology, particularly the understanding of the dynamics of earthquake rupture and earthquake fault systems.


Caroline M. Eakin

Caroline M. Eakin

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Caroline M. Eakin for exceptional observational seismologist skills, developing unique seismological insights into the mantle expression of plate tectonics and plate boundary processes.


Malcolm Sambridge

Malcolm Sambridge

  • 2021
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2021 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Malcolm Sambridge for his outstanding and creative contributions to the development, implementation, and selfless dissemination of stochastic inverse methods in seismology and the Earth science community at large.


Eva P. S. Eibl

Eva P. S. Eibl

  • 2021
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2021 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Eva P. S. Eibl in recognition of her transformative contributions to our ability to understand, model, and monitor volcano-, geyser- and glacier-related processes using conventional and new seismological tools.


Nikolaos Triantafyllis

Nikolaos Triantafyllis

  • 2021
  • Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award

The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Nikolaos Triantafyllis Gisola: Real-Time Moment Tensor computation optimized for multicore and manycore architectures

Latest posts from the SM blog

Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at ecs-sm@egu.eu Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal. Latest open positions: Scientist – Passive Seismic Imaging Institute: GFZ Helmholtz Centre (Potsdam, Germany) Starting: — Duration: 2 Years Deadline: 10 October 2022 More Details Post-doctoral fellow in seismology Institute: CNRS (Le Tampon, Réunion) Starting: 01 November 2022 Duration: 18 Months …


Seismic Field Work at the Equator

Benedikt Braszus – PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany – takes us on a seismic field trip to tropcial Ecuador. Scientists from Géoazur (CNRS/IRD/Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur/Université de la Côte d’Azur), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Instituto Geofísico / Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN, Quito), Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada del Ecuador (INOCAR, Guayaquil) and Imperial College of London have joined the French research vessel l’Atalante on an expedition along the coast of Ecuador. The expedition, called HIPER2 which …


Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – We have a Winner!!!

The audience are on the edge of their seats… The tension is palpable… Which disaster film will beat the rest to be the best of the worst? The results are in for the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! As detailed in our previous blog, the EGU Seismology ECS team love those geological disaster films that are so bad, they’re good. 2020’s winner, “The Core”, was taken out of the running, and over the last few weeks the geoscience community has whittled down …


Geo-Movie Cup 2022 – The Sequel!

Next week the EGU Seismology ECS team launch the most anticipated film competition of the year…! Move over Oscars; take a step back Golden Globes; it’s all about the Geo-Movie Cup 2022! In a world of endless sequels and massive franchise box-office behemoths, there is one sub-genre that is always guaranteed to entertain – the Geo-Movie! Films that have such a flimsy grasp of scientific accuracy that you can reignite the core or stop an earthquake with a laser-beam. Films …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the October newsletter, researchers explain why disaster risk reduction strategies aren’t as inclusive as we think. We hear from Blaise Nyandwi, lecturer at the University of Goma, how socio-economic vulnerability affects public perception of hazard risk, and three geoscientists explore the many ways that race and natural hazards are linked. EGU Projects Coordination Officer Simon Clark dissects why we keep dismissing droughts and why perceptions of drought vary so widely around the world.

As a reminder, this is the last call to apply for the EGU Outreach Committee sponsored workshops and to register to join the EU biodiversity event – a hybrid event at the European Parliament – that aims to bridge the science-policy divide.

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