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Division on Seismology

President: Philippe Jousset (sm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Paul Martin Mai (martin.mai@kaust.edu.sa)

About the Seismology Division

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.

Seismology as a discipline contributes to a large variety of both basic and applied scientific fields, and addresses important topics in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The seismology (SM) division at EGU aims to strengthen its inter-disciplinarity 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-modeling 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.

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Short Course at EGU General Assembly 2017

Please take note of the following Short Course, organized by the ECS-Team of the Seismology Division

Title: SC76/SM10.11 -- Seismology for non-seismologists

Time: to be announced

Location: to be announced

Description:

This short course is dedicated to non-seismologists, with a particular focus for young scientists (graduates, PhD students and postdocs). The main goal of this short course is to provide an introduction into the basic concepts and methods in seismology and how these methods are applicable to investigate the near-surface and Earth’s interior. The course will highlight the role that advanced seismological analysis techniques can play in the co-interpretation of results from other fields in the geosciences, such as tectonics, physics, geology, geodynamics, volcanology and hydrology.

The topics covered this year will include
(1) what and how seismologists measure in land and at sea.
(2) how seismologists study earthquake sources and how these studies relate to seismic hazard.
(3) how seismologists image the interior of the Earth with and without earthquakes.

We likely won’t turn you into a seismologist in 90 minutes, but would rather like to make you aware how seismological techniques can help you in geoscience. The intention is to discuss each topic in a non-technical manner, emphasizing their respective strengths and potential shortcomings. Not only will this course help non-seismologists to better understand seismic results but it will also facilitate more enriched discussion between different scientific disciplines.

The 90-minute short course will be run by fellow young seismologists and geoscientists, who will present examples from their own research and from reference papers for illustration. 15-20 minutes will be reserved for questions from the audience on the topics covered by the short course and general seismology.

 

Consider this: Take your career one step further

Early Career Scientist representatives for the Seismology Division

Why not take your career one step further? The Seismology Division within the European Geosciences Union is looking for a representative of young seismologists. Making awesome science is very important, but the scientific community does not only need good scientists but also community representatives and leaders. Get first hand experience of what it involves to be part of a large organization. Get the opportunity to meet great established scientists and make new friends who can be future colleagues.

Whether you are a PhD student or a Post Doc, being an Early Career Scientist (ECS) representative does not mean it will interfere with your work. To the contrary, it is a great opportunity to expand your horizons, interact with a large network of researchers in your field, build on your communications skills, boost your CV and influence the activities of Europe¹s largest geoscientific association.

The role can take on a variety of tasks, according to their areas of expertise and interest. These can include (but aren¹t limited to):organizing events for early career scientists at the annual General Assembly, outreach to early career scientists and the wider public through social media or the division blog, or establishing a mentoring programme for other early career scientists.

Interested? Read more here:

Give it a go! Send an email stating your interest to become the next early career scientists representative for the Seismology Division and/or any questions you might have to sm-ecs@egu.eu

Continued Interest

Recent awardees

Annie Souriau

Annie Souriau

  • 2019
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2019 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Annie Souriau in recognition of outstanding contributions to seismological studies of the Earth’s inner and outer cores.


Piero Poli

Piero Poli

  • 2019
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2019 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Piero Poli for innovative research in seismic interferometry and earthquake seismology.


Haruo Sato

Haruo Sato

  • 2018
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2018 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Haruo Sato for outstanding contributions to seismology and the development of new insights into stochastic properties of Earth structure through theoretical and observational studies of scattered seismic waves.


Martin van Driel

Martin van Driel

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Martin van Driel for exceptional research in modelling and understanding global broadband seismic-wave propagation.


Josefine Umlauft

Josefine Umlauft

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Josefine Umlauft Towards 3D Noise Source Location using Matched Field Processing


Kurama Okubo

Kurama Okubo

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Kurama Okubo Overall energy budget of earthquake rupture with dynamically generated off-fault crack network

Latest posts from the SM blog

A way out of burnout

A way out of burnout

If you are experiencing burnout and you’re having difficulty finding your way out, ask for help and seek professional treatment. Mental health at work has become a real societal problem that can’t be ignored anymore. According to the World Health Organization, burnout syndrome is related to long-term, unresolved, work-related stress [1]. This sickness affects people of any age, gender, origin, and field and it often manifests itself with clear symptoms such as loss of appetite, loss of weight, sleeping disorder, …



Jumping out Academia

Jumping out Academia

Permanent positions in academia are extremely rare and not everyone wants, or gets the chance, to stay in science after pursuing its Master, PhD or even PostDoc. As probably many other young researchers, we have been asking ourselves: how does life in the “real world” work? To gain insight into the pros and cons of changing to industry, we talked to Prof. Martin Käser (LMU Munich, Senior Consultant for Geophysical Risk at MunichRe). After five years of studying and 11 …


Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

On this page we regularly update open positions in Seismology. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at ecs-sm@egu.eu Latest open positions: Research Scientist at the University of Oklahoma: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6559862350533455872/ PhD position at Imperial College London: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/fully-funded-leverhulme-phd-scholarship-what-controls-seismic-behaviour-at-subduction-zones-resolving-the-physical-properties-of-slowly-slipping-fault-zones/?p111011 Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00921/research-associate-geophysics/

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

This month we are advertising another vacancy at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany: EGU Communications Officer. The successful candidate will manage the EGU blogs and social media channels and be the office contact point for early career scientists.

Also this month, we have opened the call for candidates for EGU Union President, General Secretary and Division Presidents: if you'd like to nominate yourself or propose a candidate, you can do so by 15 September.

Finally, if you'd like to apply for financial support from the EGU to organise a meeting, make sure to submit an application by 15 August. This is also the deadline to submit proposals for Union Symposia and Great Debates at the EGU General Assembly 2020. The deadline for scientific sessions and short courses is 5 September.

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