European Seismological Commission

Current Working Groups


02-07 Seismic phenomena associated with volcanic activity. Responsible: Jürgen Neuberg (UK)


02-10 Earthquake physics: Field observations, experimental and numerical modelling and comprehensive analysis. Responsible: Alexey Lyubushin (Russia) 

01-12 Archive of historical earthquake data for the European-Mediterranean area. Responsible: Andrea Rovida (Italy) and Christa Hammerl (Austria)

This Working Group  provides a scientific framework to the European Archive of Historical Earthquake Data (AHEAD -


02-12 Preservation, valorisation and analysis of seismological legacy data. Responsible: Josep Batlló (Spain), Thomas Lecocq (Belgium), secretary Raphael De Plaen., email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


03-12 Increasing the impact of scientific communication in seismology. Responsible: Stefano Solarino (Italy)


01-16 Environmental Seismology.

This Working Group is under consideration.


02-16 Fault2SHA_linking faults to seismic hazard assessment in Europe. Responsible: Oona Scotti (France) and Laura Peruzza (Italy)


03-16 Induced seismicity. Responsible: Enrico Priolo (Italy) and Manfred Joswig (Germany)


01-18 Harmonizing internet macroseismology in Europe. Responsible: Valerio De Rubeis (Italy) and Koen Van Noten (Belgium)











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.