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Division on Seismology

President: Philippe Jousset (sm@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Alice-Agnes Gabriel (gabriel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de)

Seismology as a discipline contributes to a large variety of both basic and applied scientific fields, and addresses urgent questions in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The Seismology (SM) Division at EGU aims to strengthen its interdisciplinarity and impact by driving the development from static to dynamic geophysical models, by conducting research that spans from acquisition parameters to petrophysical properties, and by supporting the transition from geo-modelling to geo-technical application. Thereby, the SM Division will be increasingly able to make relevant forecasts and provide valuable information to tackle future challenges in securing natural resources and quantifying natural hazards.

The EGU offers an open and widely recognized forum for discussing a wide range of scientific questions and conducting corresponding research. The impact of geosciences to society has probably never been as high as today. Therefore, we pursue broad and open-minded approaches to tackle important research topics, while simultaneously engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations for the benefit of humanity and our planet.


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Recent awardees

Yehuda Ben-Zion

Yehuda Ben-Zion

  • 2022
  • Beno Gutenberg Medal

The 2022 Beno Gutenberg Medal is awarded to Yehuda Ben-Zion for outstanding contributions to earthquake seismology, particularly the understanding of the dynamics of earthquake rupture and earthquake fault systems.


Caroline M. Eakin

Caroline M. Eakin

  • 2022
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award

The 2022 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award is awarded to Caroline M. Eakin for exceptional observational seismologist skills, developing unique seismological insights into the mantle expression of plate tectonics and plate boundary processes.


Jannes Münchmeyer

Jannes Münchmeyer

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Jannes Münchmeyer Which picker fits my data? A quantitative evaluation of deep learning based seismic pickers


Simone Francesco Fornasari

Simone Francesco Fornasari

  • 2022
  • Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award

The 2022 Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (OSPP) Award is awarded to Simone Francesco Fornasari A machine-learning approach for the reconstruction of ground shaking fields in real-time

Latest posts from the SM blog

Earthquake Watch: The Guanshan, Chih-shang sequence in Taiwan, 17-18 Sept, 2022

Contribution about the September 2022 M 6.6 and M 6.8 earthquakes in South-East Taiwan Dr.Yifan Yin , recent graduate at the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at the Earth Sciences department of ETH Zürich. On 17 September 2022, a magnitude 6.6 quake shook the southern-east Taiwan. The merely 8.6 km deep quake was widely felt across the island. Sixteen hours later, a magnitude 6.8 shallow quake followed, nucleating further north and causing serious damage in the region. The real-time centroid-moment-tensor solution …


Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at ecs-sm@egu.eu Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal. Latest open positions: Envseis Early-Stage Researcher Projects Institute: Mixed Starting: — Duration: — Deadline: 01 March 2023 More Details PhD position in Volcano Seismology Institute: ETH Zürich Starting: — Duration: — Deadline: 20 January 2023 More Details PhD position in Seismic …


On the Frontline of the Mission for Marsquakes

This week we interview Géraldine Zenhäusern, a PhD student at ETH Zurich’s Department of Earth Sciences, about her experience of being on the frontline of spotting Marsquakes with NASA’s InSight mission…. What is the InSight mission? The NASA InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission is a geophysical observatory (see Fig. 1) which landed on Mars in November 2018 and has been collecting data since then. There are different instruments on the lander and on the …


Seismic Swarms in the Azores

Will Sturgeon – Post-Doc at the Earth Sciences Department of University College London, UK – takes us on a journey to the Azores to deploy seismometers in response to the seismic swarm earlier in 2022… Protruding from the central Atlantic Ocean, about 1,400 km west of Lisbon, is an archipelago of nine volcanic islands, known as the Azores. Also described as “Europe’s Hawaii”, the islands host crater lakes, dry calderas, fumaroles and thermal water springs, forming the basis of a …

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

In the January newsletter, researchers explore creative ways to involve non-technical audiences in space studies. An EGU funded outreach project called A Touch of Space Weather is teaching space science to blind and visually impaired children while space plasma physicist Martin Archer shares how researchers can engage more people with space sciences.

We also hear from EGU Head of Communications Hazel Gibson who tells us what we could expect from the European Space Agency’s new JUICE mission. Find out more on EGU blogs now!

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