European Seismological Commission

Current Executive Committee

President: María José Jiménez (Spain) mj.jimenez (at)

Vice-President: Constantin Ionescu (Romania)

Past-President: Ina Cecic (Slovenia)

Secretary General: Stefano Parolai (Italy) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant Secretary: Päivi Mäntyniemi (Finland) paivi.mantyniemi (at)

Additional ExeCom Members:

Sebastiano D'Amico (Malta)

Myrto Pirli (Norway)

Nicholas Voulgaris (Greece) 

Member by right:

International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI),

IASPEI: Johannes Schweitzer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Other Members of the Executive:

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE), the Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology (ORFEUS), and the Asian Seismological Commission (ASC) can be represented in the Executive Committee by one delegate each, provided that ESC is also represented in their ruling bodies. They take part in the discussions, and shall have power of voting provided there is reciprocity.

ASC: Gari Gibson / Rajender Chadha

EAEE: Atilla Ansal,

EMSC: Rémy Bossu, bossu (at),

ORFEUS: Carlo Cauzzi, carlo.cauzzi (at)



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.