European Seismological Commission

In Memory of Andrea Restivo

It is with great sadness that we inform you that on August 24, 2020, our beloved colleague, Andrea Restivo, passed away. The loss of Andrea as a friend and scientist leaves a gap, and all the CRS-OGS staff is shocked by his departure and wants to express the most sincere condolences to the family.

Andrea Restivo graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Trieste in 1996. Despite his illness, in March 2002 he concluded the Ph.D. in Seismology at the University of Bristol, U.K.

Since 2000 he had a fixed-term contract as a Seismologist at the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), and was involved in site-response and field acquisition. In more recent years he contributed to the real-time seismic monitoring of NE Italy.

Andrea never gave up and he always showed an extraordinary enthusiasm for life and science, notwithstanding the illness that hit him at the beginning of his career, and that he afforded with courage and positivity.



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.