EGU Meeting 2017 – Session: Real time seismology and earthquake early warning

This message is to encourage you to contribute with a presentation to the session on Real time seismology and earthquake early warning (SM9.1) at the next EGU Meeting, 23 - 28 April 2017, to be held in Vienna, Austria (
We invite contributions in the field of real-time seismology concerning new developments, application and real-world results for early warning, inducing fast estimation of earthquake source parameters and rapid assessment and diffusion of expected earthquake impacts such as distribution and intensity of ground shaking, and tsunami potential.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11 January 2017.
The conveners are Aldo Zollo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy), Anthony Lomax (ALomax Scientific, France) and John Clinton, ETHZ, Swiss Seismological Service, Switzerland

Session Details
Four decades after the first deployment of digital seismographs, it is now commonplace to have continuous seismic waveform data available in real- and near-real time from dense seismic arrays that target many of active volcanic and tectonic regions worldwide. The data is recorded using very broadband sensors with high dynamic range which are digitally telemetered to processing hubs with minimum latency, and signals are evaluated using automatic or semi-automatic procedures. Recent years have also seen rapid progress on providing real time ground motion streams from high rate GNSS stations.
Providing rapid and reliable information on earthquake source parameters and the consequent predicted or observed ground shaking, as soon as possible following the initiation of potentially damaging events, is nowadays an increasingly urgent societal demand, as a consequence of the increased exposure and vulnerability of highly populated urban settlements and infrastructure complexity.
Real time earthquake information systems consist of complex software and hardware capable of acquiring, processing and interpreting seismic and other e.g. GPS data within a well defined timeframe that is related to the earthquake phenomena or interest and to the characteristics of the monitoring network. The time scale involved in real time seismology spans from seconds for early warning, minutes for ground motion mapping systems, and up to hours for large scale, global earthquake and tsunami warning networks.
This symposium is open to researchers in the field of real time seismology who intend to contribute with new methodological/experimental developments and examples of application both for the fast estimation of earthquake source parameters (location, magnitude, mechanism, rupture size and orientation, slip distribution, …) and the rapid assessment of the potential damage for an earthquake through reliable ground motion estimation. Contributions on analyses and methods applied to monitor the earthquake phenomena using multi-disciplinary real-time data sets are especially welcome.

First newsletter of the ESPREssO project

First newsletter of the ESPREssO project.

Giornata in memoria di Paolo Gasparini

Giornata in memoria di Paolo GASPARINI 25 11 2016

Sul sito registrandosi sulla Home, sarà possibile lasciare un ricordo e una foto.

Giornata in ricordo di Paolo Gasparini


Strategic Applications of Real-time Risk Mitigation Strategies and Tools: Case Studies and Lessons Learned in REAKT

Strategic Applications of Real-time Risk Mitigation Strategies and Tools: Case Studies and Lessons Learned in REAKT

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2016

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ISSN: 1570-761X (Print) 1573-1456 (Online)

Preface to the special issue “Strategic applications of real-time risk mitigation strategies and tools: case studies and lessons learned in REAKT”

Announce you the death of Paolo Gasparini

pg His enthusiasm, his genuine scientific curiosity, the clarity of his thoughts and his permanent optimism leave an indelible mark on all persons who had been fortunate to meet him and enjoy his friendship.

Kick off meeting del progetto europeo ESPREssO

Si svolgerà a Napoli dal 23 al 24 giugno il Kick off meeting attività del progetto europeo Espresso - Enhancing Synergies for disaster PRevention in the EurOpean Union.

Palazzo Esedra, Piazzale Tecchio
Napoli, 23-24 giugno
Scarica l'agenda | Scarica la brochure | Una ricerca targata Napoli sui cambiamenti climatici, Ugo Leone, Repubblica Napoli, 24 giugno 2016 | Catastrofi tra scienza e diritto da Napoli parte “Espresso”, Cristian Fuschetto, Il Denaro/Futura, 25 giugno 2016

Conference on “Life Cycle Assessment and other assessment tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization”

An international conference on “Life Cycle Assessment and other assessment tools for Waste Management and Resource Optimization” will be organized in Cetraro (Italy) from June 5th to June10th, 2016.


A three-level framework for multi-risk assessment

The paper A three-level framework for multi-risk assessment has been published (Z. Liu, F. Nadim, A. Garcia-Aristizabal, A. Mignan, K. Fleming, B. Quan Luna (2015): A three-level framework for multi-risk assessment, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, DOI: 10.1080/17499518.2015.1041989).

Final meeting of Mossclone project

Mossclone is the brief name for the research consortium working in the project titled "Creating and testing a method for controlling the air quality based on a new biotechnological tool. Use of a devitalized moss clone as passive contaminant sensor". The researchers involved try to invent a new biotechnological tool to monitor air quality using mosses and will test its applicability. This shall improve the constant control of air pollution since existing technologies are either expensive or not precise enough.
This European project belongs to the FP7 Cooperation program, theme Ecoinnovation!.
The research consortium consists of five academic partners (University of Santiago de Compostela, AMRA, University of Freiburg, University of Toulouse, University of A Coruña) and five small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who are located in Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Ireland. The project started in April 2012 and funding will finish in March 2015.
The final meeting will be held in Naples, the 10th March 2015 at the Congress Center Federico II.

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