European Seismological Commission

ESC Young Seismologist Training Courses

The ESC Young Seismologist Training Courses have been organized under the following topics


1996: Data processing of seismic networks and the SIL-network

1998: Site effects 

2000: Earthquake locations and their uncertainties

2002: Analysis of digital broadband data

2004: Moment tensor inversion - a practical for beginners

2006 [Young Seismologist and Engineer Training course]: Seismic hazard and risk assessment

2008: Active tectonics and seismicity

2010: Urban seismology

2012: Modern methods of processing and interpretation of seismic data

2014 [Young Seismologist and Engineer Training course]: Ambient noise measurements 

2016 [in cooperation with the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics]: Seismology beyond the textbook

2018: Array seismology

2021: Seismology for science and society

2022: [Young Seismologist and Engineer Training course]: Intermediate depth seismicity and strong ground motions with large displacement demands - challenges and insights in seismology and earthquake engineering



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.


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.