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), Christa Hammerl (Austria)

02-12 Methods and data for the Study of Earthquakes Recorded on Pre-WWSSN Seismograms. Responsible: Graziano Ferrari (Italy)

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

01-16 Environmental Seismology. Responsible: Adrien Oth (Luxembourg), Marco Pilz (Germany)

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

03-16 Induced seismicity.






From the Working Groups:

The FAULT2SHA Working Group, formally approved by the European Seismological Commission, at the 35th General Assembly in Sept 2016, promotes a new initiative, open to all researchers interested in contributing to discussions on topics that could improve the assessment of seismic hazard.

Futher information is available here.

If you would like to join the Fault2SHA WG, follow this link.

First announcement:

ESC WG Fault2SHA 3rd Workshop: Role of scaling laws and fault interaction

Barcelonnette (F), May 2-4, 2017

The workshop is financially supported by the CEREGE (F), IRSN (F) and OGS (I).

FURTHER INFORMATION can be found here


The Working Group on Induced Seismicity is organizing as its second activity a special session 'Induced Seismicity - The European Perspective' at the annual meeting of the SSA. Please have a look at Forthcoming events. 


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:


blog on the L'Aquila Appeal trial in Italy.
The last hearing took place on 10 November 2014.