European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events:

 A joint SSA-ESC session

at the SSA 2015 Annual meeting

Pasadena, California

21 - 23 April



The 35th General Assembly of the ESC will be held in Trieste, Italy during 5-9 September 2016  (on-site registration opened on 4 September). Save the date!

The Young Seismologists' Training Course will take place during the preceding week in the vicinity of the city centre.



Torild van Eck

The ESC is sad to inform you, that our respected colleague and friend, Torild van Eck, died suddenly of a cardiac arrest on the 30th November. We are all shocked by this tragic news, and wish to express our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends on their loss. He will be sincerely missed by the entire community. Read the obituary from the ESC President Wolfgang Lenhardt and from Reinoud Sleeman of KNMI.


Book: Brian Kennett (2014): "Planning and Managing Scientific Research. A guide for the beginning researcher"

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