European Seismological Commission


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Forthcoming events: 


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

will be held in Bucharest, Romania from 4 to 9 September 2022.


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

Follow the updates!


The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is now accepting session proposals for Seismology. Sessions are encouraged from across the broad fields of seismology including:

  • seismic networks, data acquisition and processing
  • seismic hazard and risk, including site effects
  • physics of earthquakes
  • study of the Earth's interior
  • array seismology
  • engineering seismology
  • induced seismicity
  • historical seismology
  • recent significant earthquakes
  • education, outreach and societal implications.


Inter-disciplinary sessions involving Seismology are encouraged. One session will be jointly organized with SSA.


Session proposals for Seismology should include the title, short description (up to 250 words), and name and affiliation of up to four Conveners. Session proposals can be submitted by email up to 31st of January 2022 to




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



  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.


Please note that the virtual platform is now available for all

registered participants

for ondemand access until 31 January 2022.

Instructions for logging in have been disseminated by email.


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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From the ESC Working Groups:

Visit the website of the newest WG titled 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.

The Working Group on Induced Seismicity organised as its second activity a special session 'Induced Seismicity - The European Perspective' at the annual meeting of the SSA in April 2017. 


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.