European Seismological Commission


Welcome to the ESC web site

 Forthcoming events:

The 35th General Assembly of the ESC 2016

The next ESC meeting will be held in Trieste (Italy) from the 4th to 10th of September. This will be the 35th General Assembly. The LOC, the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), is glad to invite seismologists, geologists and engineers to attend. The standard registration fee is valid before the 26th of August.

Scroll down to find the Open Call for members of the Committees that will be elected and appointed at the General Assembly.

The Young Seismologists' Training Course (YSTC) will take place during the preceding week in the vicinity of the city centre. The course is dedicated to Peter Bormann.


 ESC2016 logo

For more information visit

or click here.


Click here to find the Open Call for members of the Executive Committee, the Resolutions Committee and the Nominations Committee. The Call for nominations will be open until Monday, 22nd of August.


Gennady SobolevGennady Sobolev
April 7, 2015 marked 80 years since the birth of Gennady Sobolev, former President of the European Seismological Commission (1994-1998), a famous scientist in the field of seismology, physics of the earthquake source and earthquake prediction.

Sadly we announce the loss of beloved friends and colleagues:

Urmas Luosto
Victor Kuksenko
Ragnar Sigbjörnsson
Erik Hjortenberg
Georgios Stavrakakis
Peter Bormann
Betim Muço
Torild van Eck


blog on the L'Aquila Appeal trial in Italy.
The last hearing took place on 10 November 2014.