European Seismological Commission

Resolutions adopted in Genoa 2002

NERIES Endorsement


The rapidly developing collaboration between EMSC and ORFEUS and the complementary roles of the two organisations in serving the ESC seismological community, the public and civil protection authorities

The ESC endorses

the joint ORFEUS-EMSC strategy paper NERIES (Network of excellence of research and infrastructures for European seismology) in order to stimulate interest in our underpinning infrastructures.

Rapid Intervention


the establishment of a new Subcommission on Rapid Intervention Field Investigation Teams of the ESC (FITESC), ESC


all European and Mediterranean countries to co-operate with the FITESC Team, and support and give all possible assistance to FITESC members following the occurence of a damaging earthquake in the European-Mediterannean region.

Collaboration with North Africa and Near East countries


the importance of closer links between European and North African, as well as Near East countries in the field of seismology the ESC


 -to take appropriate actions in seeking opportunities for better integration of research groups and individual scientists of North African and Near East countries in future ESC activities (assemblies)

 -to promote common projects between European, North African and Near East countries.



the hard work and warm welcome of the Local Organising Committee in arranging the XXVIII General Assembly of the ESC in Genoa, and noting the success of the sessions, and fruitful outcomes of many meetings and debates, the ESC Council


the LOC for all their efforts and expertise in organising such a successful and memorable occasion in all respects: the quality of the facilities, excellent social programme and a special focus for this anniversary, the 50th of the ESC.


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.