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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.


Jannes Münchmeyer

Jannes Münchmeyer

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Jannes Münchmeyer Which picker fits my data? A quantitative evaluation of deep learning based seismic pickers


Simone Francesco Fornasari

Simone Francesco Fornasari

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Simone Francesco Fornasari A machine-learning approach for the reconstruction of ground shaking fields in real-time

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: Envseis Early-Stage Researcher Projects Institute: Mixed Starting: — Duration: — Deadline: 01 March 2023 More Details PhD position in Volcano Seismology Institute: ETH Zürich Starting: — Duration: — Deadline: 20 January 2023 More Details PhD position in Seismic …


On the Frontline of the Mission for Marsquakes

This week we interview Géraldine Zenhäusern, a PhD student at ETH Zurich’s Department of Earth Sciences, about her experience of being on the frontline of spotting Marsquakes with NASA’s InSight mission…. What is the InSight mission? The NASA InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission is a geophysical observatory (see Fig. 1) which landed on Mars in November 2018 and has been collecting data since then. There are different instruments on the lander and on the …


Seismic Swarms in the Azores

Will Sturgeon – Post-Doc at the Earth Sciences Department of University College London, UK – takes us on a journey to the Azores to deploy seismometers in response to the seismic swarm earlier in 2022… Protruding from the central Atlantic Ocean, about 1,400 km west of Lisbon, is an archipelago of nine volcanic islands, known as the Azores. Also described as “Europe’s Hawaii”, the islands host crater lakes, dry calderas, fumaroles and thermal water springs, forming the basis of a …


Marsquake Detection with Machine Learning Methods

We interview Nikolaj Dahmen, a PhD student at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Geophysics, about how he uses Machine Learning methods to detect Marsquakes using data from NASA’s InSight Mission…. Why are marsquakes important to detect? Marsquakes generate seismic waves that travel from its source through the interior of the planet. The recordings of these waves carry information about the medium through which they have passed and, if analysed, can reveal its nature. In addition to taking a glimpse at the …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the December newsletter, researchers share new insights from cold and remote regions on Earth. They found that the total ice growth in the Arctic region cannot offset sea ice loss in summer. This helps improve our understanding of the atmosphere–ice–ocean system in a changing Arctic, and the impact this may have on human life.

We also hear from Francesco Avanzi, researcher in meltwater security who tells us why climate change might threaten water security. And EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill highlights 5 things that Europe’s scientific community can do to support evidence-informed policymaking!

Lastly, EGU23 abstract submission deadline is fast approaching (10 January 2023). Check your inbox for the next EGU23 monthly Update from our conference organiser Copernicus, arriving early January. If you miss an Update you can subscribe here.

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