European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events: 

The 39th General Assembly will be held in Corfu, Greece from 22 to 27 September 2024.

It is preceded by the Young Seismologist Training Course from 16 to 20 September. Save the dates!

The website of the General Assembly can be found here.


The 3rd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (3ECEES)

was successfully held in Bucharest, Romania from 4 to 9 September 2022.

It was a joint event of the 17th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and the 38th General Assembly of the ESC.

The Young Seismologist and Engineer Training Course followed the 3ECEES conference between 12 and 16 September in Bucharest. It was titled

Intermediate-depth seismicity and strong ground motions with large displacement demands - Challenges and insights in seismology and earthquake engineering.



The Young Seismologist Training Course on the theme Historical Earthquake Data in Seismology Practice will be organized at a later date.  



  Other past events:      


The  37th General Assembly of the ESC was held

between 19 and 24 September 2021. 

Thank you so much for the ˜600 participants

and everyone else who contributed to the highly successful

organization of the event!

The final, detailed programme can be found here.


The Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course was

successfully organized as a webinar between 13 and 17

September on the theme Seismology for science and society. 



The 36th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission was held in Valletta, Malta from 2 to 7 September 2018. The final number of participants was a record 802! 

The Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course was successfully organized in the preceding week.

The ESC Student Awards were presented for the second time in Malta.

In the category of oral presentations the following presentations were awarded:

Roseanne Clement: ”Using multiplets to find small signals in big data”







ESC award LEP

Lukas E. Preiswerk: ” What does ambient seismic noise tell us about glacial crevassing?” 

The following posters were awarded:

Martin Bachure: ” Waveform cross-correlations – precision, limitations and consequences

Carina Haeger: ”3D density, thermal and compositional model of the Antarctic lithosphere”

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 In addition, Roseanne Clement won the IASPEI Early Career Award.



Representatives of the Seismological Commissions met during the General Assembly in Malta. From left: María José Jiménez, Stefano Parolai, Ina Cecić (all ESC), Paulina Amponsah (AfSC), Johannes Schweitzer (IASPEI), Marcelo Assumpção (LACSC).  

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 More past events can be found here








ESC/SSA Travel Grant to attend the 2024 SSA Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska

Apply for the ESC/SSA travel grant by the deadline of 30 November 2023! Seismologists from any member state of the ESC are eligble to apply. We encourage in particular students and early-career researchers to consider applying. More information can be found here.

From the ESC Working Groups:

Visit the website of the WG Preservation, valorisation and analysis of seismological legacy data

Visit the website of the WG Harmonizing Internet Macroseismology in Europe 

Contribute to the Portal of the ESC WG on Communication here

Get to know the website of the FAULT2SHA Working Group and find out forthcoming activities! The WG promotes a new initiative, open to all researchers interested in contributing to discussions on topics that could improve the assessment of seismic hazard.


Find out about the Young Seismologist Training Course here.


What were the past General Assemblies of the ESC like? Find out! Interesting documentation has been made easily accessible.

This list summarizes the files.


Sadly we announce the loss of esteemed and beloved colleagues and friends:

Older obituaries can be found here.