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Strong motion site characterization Workshop

Strong motion site characterization Workshop

Within the framework of NA5 "Networking databases of site and station characterization" of the SERA-EU project (see SERA-NA5 description for further details) a workshop is being organized, devoted to the proposition of guidelines and recommendations for common best practice procedures of site-effects characterization at the seismic strong motion stations, in terms of indicators and quality metrics. Moreover, it will discuss the road map for strong motion site characterization in Europe in the next 10 years. All topics are related to the SERA and EPOS activities on connecting infrastructures and communities in the field of site characterization.

Scientists and practitioners in geophysics, engineering seismology and geotechnical engineering, building code experts as well as network operators are welcome to discuss on the state of the art of site characterization at seismic stations worldwide and on the guideline propositions. Find more ifnormation here.
Additionally, a training course on Ambient Vibration Techniques for Site Characterization and an open workshop on recent advanced techniques for site characterization are proposed. Find further details here.


SERA Questionnaires

SERA Questionnaires

Within the activities of Task 6.2, two questionnaires to collect feedback for the roadmap for integration of earthquake engineering and seismological data were created. The questionnaires are available at the following links:

Questionnaire 1: This questionnaire is addressed to general users of data and aims to collect information on requirements and use cases

Questionnaire 2: This questionnaire is addressed to earthquake engineering experimental facilities and aims to collect detailed technical information on data, data products, software and services.

Questionnaires can be filled in until 31 October 2018


Successful EPOS-ERIC Launch Ceremony

Successful EPOS-ERIC Launch Ceremony

Running in parallel, SERA and EPOS-IP offer numerous opportunities to benefit from each other, especially regarding advancements in the data and products offered in EPOS through virtual and physical access.

As the first EU-level intergovernmental organisation for solid earth sciences, EPOS was granted the status "European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC)". 

This was officially celebrated with a launch ceremony on 7 November 2018  at the Headquarter of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) in Rome (Italy) in the presence of the Vice-Minister for Education, University and Research Lorenzo Fioramonti, the Director General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet, the President of the INGV Carlo Doglioni.

The EPOS Coordinator Massimo Cocco has described the EPOS infrastructure and highlighted the importance of sharing scientific data and products and developing services to facilitate open access and use of scientific data.


3rd TA Call for Proposals

3rd TA Call for Proposals

SERA’s transnational access (TA) activities offer access to Europe’s largest collection of high-class experimental facilities for earthquake engineering. Until 31 October 2018, new proposals can be submitted. Eligible user groups should feature a majority of its users working in EU member countries or associated countries. Access for other user groups is limited to 20 % of the total amount of access units.

A total of 12 possible projects will be allocated during this third call. The TA projects will have to be conducted during the SERA project lifetime. For further information on how to register, what documents need to be handed in and which facilities still are available for new projects, please refer to the TA website.


12 - 13 November 2018, Athens (Greece)
ORFEUS Annual Observatory Meeting and Workshop

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