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Blind prediction contest on flat-slab structures

Blind prediction contest on flat-slab structures

JRC at ELSA is launching a blind prediction contest on the SERA/SlabSTRESS TA project. Participants are asked to predict the experimental response of the real-scale SERA/SlabSTRESS flat-slab specimen under seismic and cyclic loads. For more information, please visit this site.


Open position as Scientific / Technical Project Officer at JRC

Open position as Scientific / Technical Project Officer at JRC

A position as Scientific / Technical project Officer opened up in the Directorate for Space, Security and Migration (located in Ispra, Italy).  The job proposed is in the Safety and Security of Buildings Unit within a team of experimentalists and numerical modellers who provides reference results relevant to the European standardisation in the building and construction sectors. The selected candidate will work for the pilot project 'Integrated techniques for the seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of existing buildings'. Find more information here.


Successful Second SERA Annual Science Meeting

Successful Second SERA Annual Science Meeting

From 15 to 16 May 2019, over 50 members of the SERA community have met for the Second Annual Science Meeting in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. It was hosted by the British Geological Service BGS. Many interesting presentations were held, each work package and task giving a brief summary of its status quo and future plans. Fruitful discussions arose and many challenges could be adressed during these two days. To also further promote networking, one of SERA’s main objectives in the scientific community, the organisation team planned a social dinner on Wednesday night where the discussion could be continued over a delicious meal. The Science Meeting provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen international collaboration and to share all of the different participants contributions.


First European Exposure Model released

First European Exposure Model released

A first version of the European Exposure Model, developed as part of the "Risk Modelling Framework for Europe" workpackage (WP26), has been released on EFEHR’s European Seismic Risk Service portal. This exposure model has been used in the development of the Global Earthquake Model’s (GEM) Global Seismic Risk Map, released in December 2018. Improvements to the European exposure model are ongoing within SERA, together with developments in physical vulnerability and site amplification modelling, all of which will be integrated within the European Seismic Risk Model 2020 (ESRM20). A preliminary version of this risk model will be presented to over 100 participants from both academia and industry at a workshop in Istanbul in September 2019.


7 - 10 October 2019, Grenoble (France)
2019 EPOS Seismology Workshop
More information here

14 October 2019, Pavia (Italy)
Joint meeting SERA-JRA3 and CEN-SC8 Committee
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