European Seismological Commission


ORFEUS (Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology)

Many ESC members are involved with ORFEUS (Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology), which acts as the centre of a network of broadband data providers, users and researchers. It operates the ORFEUS Data Centre (ODC) and provides a wide range of services, primarily access to waveform data from the European-Mediterranean area. Its co-ordination programme has been based at KNMI, Netherlands, since 1993 following its foundation at Utrecht University in 1987. ORFEUS is governed by an international board of directors and executive committee.  ORFEUS has close links with EMSC through a joint ORFEUS/EMSC coordinating committee and a scientific advisory board. For more information go to the ORFEUS home page.


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.