Sandstones of Petra

SM Seismology Division on Seismology

EGU logo

European Geosciences Union

Division on Seismology
sm.egu.eu

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.


Get involved!

Follow us on Facebook and our Seismoblog!

Sign up for the (low traffic) seismo-Email list.

Recent awardees

Weian Chao

Weian Chao

  • 2020
  • Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists

The 2020 Arne Richter Award for Outstanding Early Career Scientists is awarded to Weian Chao in recognition of his major contributions to using existing seismic networks to improve landslide monitoring, allowing authorities to act quickly to mitigate landslide damage.


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 Scientist Award

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


Ángela María Gómez García

Ángela María Gómez García

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Ángela María Gómez García Crustal structure of the Lesser and Leeward Antilles forearcs inferred from satellite Vertical Gravity Gradients


Janneke van Ginkel

Janneke van Ginkel

  • 2019
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award

The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Janneke van Ginkel Ambivalent Amplifications – Using horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratios to characterise subsurface seismic properties

Latest posts from the SM blog

Field work in winter in Iceland: The beautiful nature of Strokkur geyser

Field work in winter in Iceland: The beautiful nature of Strokkur geyser

I was fascinated and excited on my first trip to Iceland in August 2010; just a few months after the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull that affected the air traffic across Europe for a few days. Besides these dangerous volcanoes, the Icelandic landscape is beautiful, rough, wide and impressive with elements such as water and ice interacting directly at some locations. Part of this trip was, of course, a stop in an area with steam, water-filled pots with boiling water and two …


Earthquake of the month: Samos-Izmir earthquake

Earthquake of the month: Samos-Izmir earthquake

On October 30th, a strong earthquake with Mw 7.0 occurred in the Aegean Sea, between the main cities of Samos in Greece and Izmir in Turkey. The hypocenter location and focal mechanism suggest shallow depth (~10 km) and normal faulting on the E-W plane. This is in agreement with the tectonic setting where an N-S extension is dominant. Moreover, the rupture propagates near the Menderes Graben in Western Turkey, a region of historical strike-slip and normal faulting (Figure 1, Karasözen …


Seismology Job Portal

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. Special Thanks to Eric Löberich for researching job postings for the ECS. Latest open positions: Ph.D. at The Utrecht Department of Earth Sciences, Netherlands: We are seeking a motivated PhD candidate to work on the research project Fingerprinting vertical land motion …


Thirty-nine days onboard the Langseth

Thirty-nine days onboard the Langseth

When you picture sailing on a ship, what do you imagine? Cool breezes, salt spray, glorious sunrises, the peaceful sounds of breaking waves and passing gulls’ cries? As it turns out, you can go for multiple days at sea without directly looking at, smelling, or hearing the ocean waves – at least, you can if you sail on a 71-meter-long marine seismic research vessel like the R/V Marcus G. Langseth. I sailed on the Langseth on her most recent trip …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

As part of EGU’s Natural Hazards and Risk Reduction Month, this newsletter issue checks in on the state of progress of the 2015–2030 Sendai Framework and how different countries have approached this landmark agreement. This issue also highlights blogs from each of this month’s featured EGU divisions: Hydrological Sciences, Natural Hazards, and Seismology, plus a GeoLog about spatial seismic hazard in western Indonesia.

Upcoming events include a day-long ERC webinar hosted by EGU and the Union’s Autumn Election 2020 for the EGU Treasurer, for which members will receive an e-ballot in the mail next week.

The Loupe also features a new webinar about ERC grants, a new statement by EGU, and a call for new ECS members of the Education Committee. Be sure to apply by 2 November!

Find SM on

Subscribe to

Tweets by @EGU_Seismo