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Division on Seismology

President: Alice-Agnes Gabriel (sm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Philippe Jousset (philippe.jousset@gfz-potsdam.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

Jaroslava Plomerová

Jaroslava Plomerová

  • 2024
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2024 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Jaroslava Plomerová for contributions to the development of sophisticated methodologies in the characterisation of anisotropic domains in the upper mantle, and their application to imaging of the lithosphere in Europe.


Stephen P. Hicks

Stephen P. Hicks

  • 2024
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2024 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Stephen P. Hicks for exceptional contributions to seismology, including innovative seismic imaging techniques, studies of earthquake processes as well as Earth structure, science communication and community building.


Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Jessica Allen Spatiotemporal Variation in Low Frequency Earthquake Recurrence on the San Andreas Fault


On Ki Angel Ling

On Ki Angel Ling

  • 2023
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2023 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to On Ki Angel Ling Enhancement of Seismic Phase Identification using Polarization Filtering and Array Analysis

Latest posts from the SM blog

Earthquake Watch: Seismicity in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

For this Earthquake Watch we are very happy to have Yesim Cubuk-Sabuncu write about the seismicity around the recent eruptions in the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland! Yesim is a postdoctoral researcher in seismology at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Service and Research Division since 2019. She obtained her Ph.D. in Geophysical Engineering at the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2016. Let’s dive into it! Iceland, also known as the land of fire and ice, hosts 32 Holocene volcanoes (Global Volcanism Program, 2023). …


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: Postdoctoral Fellow (Earthquake Hazards) Institute: The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) Starting: January 2024 Duration: 2 years Deadline: – More details PhD in Stress Characterization Institute: ETH Zurich Starting: June 2024 Duration: 4 years Deadline: 29th …


Hydro-Seismology: New perspectives on the water cycle in the context of climate change.

With this article, authors Richard Kramer, Charlotte Bruland, Laura Ermert, Yang Lu and Steffen Birk would like to draw your attention to an exciting topic and their EGU 24 session Hydro-Seismology: seismic insights into Water Resources in the context of climate change! Critical Resource – The water cycle under the influence of the climate change The balance of our planet’s ecosystems is tied to the water cycle, an interplay of processes profoundly impacted by climate change. This cycle combines the …


Rotational seismology in short

Always wanted to know the basics of rotational seismology? Follow us into this short blogpost written by our ECS team member Andreas Brotzer. Let’s spin it … or rather rotate it. Most of us enjoy a good spin on a carousel or rollercoaster. Well, we are actually doing this permanently since we live on a rotating planet! Lucky enough, we don’t feel it very much because the rate of rotation is rather constant. But if one looks closely, there are …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

It’s the beginning of a brand new year, and our science community is pushing for much-needed change. Journalist Ayesha Tandon launched the global south climate database to improve diversity in climate research, while artist and illustrator Heike Jane Zimmermann sheds light on the many ways that art can change the way we teach science.

We also hear from researcher Gino de Gelder who tells us how tectonics and sea-level change have and will influence the evolution of coral reefs and mangroves on the Indonesian coastlines.

EGU Editorial Manager Eduardo Q. Alves debunks three peer review myths following our first Peer Review Training. And EGU Policy Manager Chloe Hill offers a helpful sneak peak into EGU’s Science for Policy 2024 Agenda.

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