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Who are we?

Technical staff

Secretary General
Aurelien DUPONT
Seismologist / Software engineer
Amaya is a seismologist currently working at the ESMC on the SERA project to improve the seismic intensity estimation. In this project, she looks to combine seismological parameters to the potential vulnerability and the felt testimonies from citizen to accelerate the damages information after an earthquake. Amaya's research has been focused on the seismicity associated with large earthquakes in South American subduction zone. She is interested on the space-time relationship between seismicity (including, swarms, foreshocks and aftershocks) and the mechanical properties at the fault’s interface.
Matthieu LANDÈS
With a phD in Geophisics (University of Naples) and various postDoc experience (ENS, Paris; INERIS; IPGS - Strasbourg) , she is interested into the study of micro-seismicity as a tool for understanding active deformation, stress changes and fracturing/faulting in several context all distinguished by significant seismic risk (Southern Italy, Corinth Rift, Marmara Sea, mining environment). At the EMSC she is working on a project financed by the MAIF fondation on the automatic integration into LastQuake, Twitter service and smartphone application of the rapid tsunami information as well as the main safety instructions to follow.
Environment, Resilience and Risk Engineer
With a master's degree in Engineering and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development from the University of Technology in Troyes, Laura also has previous experience working on European Union projects. At EMSC, Laura is working on the European H2020 project IMPROVER, which has an overall objective to improve European critical infrastructure resilience to crises and disasters.
Frédéric ROUSSEL
Software Engineer/Webmaster
Frédéric is responsible for the technological development and implementation of EMSC websites and services as well as LastQuake Twitter service and smartphone application
Robert STEED
Software Engineer
Scientific programmer with a background in physics research and an interest in the application of the burgeoning field of data science to the improvement of information services. At the EMSC, he has created an advanced computer system for monitoring the flow of citizens to the EMSC website and correlating peaks in the website traffic to earthquakes (flash-sourcing). He also collaborates with the USGS institute on their similar project to detect peaks in the rates of Twitter messages related to earthquakes


EMSC Coordination Bureau

Contact Laboratory Country Function E-mail
Florian HASLINGER ETHZ Switzerland President
Hélène HEBERT DASE/LDG France First Vice-President
Rémy BOSSU EMSC France Secretary General

Current Composition of EMSC Executive Council

Contact Laboratory Country Function
Florian HASLINGER ETHZ Switzerland President
Hélène HEBERT DASE/LDG France First Vice-President
Rémy BOSSU EMSC France Secretary General
Emilio CARRENO IGN Spain Vice-President
Joachim SAUL GFZ Germany Vice-President
Alberto MICHELINI INGV Italy, Roma Vice-President
Mario LOCATI INGV Italy, Milano Vice-President
Constantin IONESCU INFP Romania Elected Member
Susana CUSTODIO Lisboa Univ. Portugal Elected Member

Invited to the Executive Council

Contact Laboratory

Scientific Advisory Board

Contact Country
Domenico GIARDINI Switzerland
Mike JOST Germany (GERESS)
Edward KISSLING Switzerland
Jens HAVSKOV Norway
Roel SNIEDER Netherlands

ORFEUS-EMSC Coordinating Committee

Contact CountryFunction
Wolfgang LENHARDT Austria Chairman
Florian HASLINGER Switzerland
Rémy BOSSU France
Alberto MICHELINI Italy
Jan ZEDNIK Czech Republic