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09 May, 2023

Post-doc positions at Luleå University of Technology in Mining Seismicity and Seismic Hazard

Duties of the postdoctoral employment position:

A Post doctor will be involved in research within MRE, related to data analysis in order to define suitable proxies for stress changes and methodology for time-dependent seismic hazard in mines taking into account the stress changes, and to develop a tool for medium- to long-term-seismic hazard. The methodologies and tools will be applied on selected cases in Swedish mines.

Postdoctoral employment for two years with placement in Luleå. Starting date is as soon as possible in 2023. Details at

Duties of the postdoctoral scholarship position:

We offer a stimulating and dynamic research environment with an extensive national and international network along with interesting, exciting research projects. A post doctor will have great freedom to define the own research activities and will be given the opportunity to present and discuss research results nationally and internationally.

Postdoctoral scholarship for two years with placement in Luleå. Starting as soon as possible in 2023. Details at

02 May, 2023

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences presents workshop in Pretoria, South Africa

The Department of Geology and Natural Hazard Centre cordially invites you to a workshop. This course will introduce participants to the problem of seismicity associated with geo-resources exploitation. We will discuss different geo-resource exploitation technologies that may induce seismicity and the mechanisms of interaction between technological activity and the rock mass. We will determine the necessary conditions to identify earthquakes as induced, triggered, or natural. Participants will learn about the vital properties of anthropogenic seismicity. They will also learn what kind of scientific tools may be applied to assess the hazard they pose. Finally, they will learn about the international collaborative undertakings for research into anthropogenic seismicity. Additionally, the course will provide information concerning data typical for seismological studies in anthropogenic seismicity.

After the course, the participants will be familiar with seismic catalogues and seismic monitoring. We will discuss which information is included in a standard catalogue and how a catalogue can be used in seismic hazard analysis. Most of the below topics involve hands-on activities using the EPISODES platform EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards.

Space is limited and booking is essential:

The workshop is co-financed by the program of the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Poland, "Supporting the participation of Polish research teams in international projects research infrastructure"

25 April, 2023

Upcoming mining seismicity workshop

The Workshop will start at 08:30 on September 20th and end at 17.00 on September 22nd.

During this two-day workshop we will have presentations, discussions, as well as a training session to the EPOS TCS Anthropogenic Hazards EPISODES platform.

A site visit at Malmberget mine will be organized on September 22nd.

The detailed information about the venue and registration as well as the detailed program will be available soon via this website.

Registration is free but mandatory. Hybrid event (in-person and remote).

For in-person participation: a financial contribution will be requested to attendees from academic institutions and industries to cover the expenses related to coffee breaks, social dinner (optional) and site visit (optional).

20 April, 2023

The EPOS Data Portal launch is happening this month!

Visit EPOS - European Plate Observing System for further info and check out the new supporting videos (including a profile video of one of our TCS AH members 🤗) to learn more.

11 April, 2023

Induced Seismicity Workshop & Episodes Platform Training in Natal, Brazil

On February 2nd and 3rd, 2023, the representatives of EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards from the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences had the pleasure of holding the 1st 2023 EPOS TCS AH workshop at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal in Brazil. The workshop, hosted by the Seismological Lab, Department of Geophysics UFRN, was entitled "Seismicity induced by human technological activities and the related seismic hazard." The event grouped twenty-one participants with diverse experiences from four universities, the Geological Survey of Brazil, and the private sector (Veneto Consultoria em mineração, JMC - Yamana Gold, Braskem Bairros).

Activities within the framework of the workshop included introductory lectures and discussions on anthropogenic seismic processes and related hazards and risks. However, most of the workshop time took hands-on training on the EPISODES platform. By processing the data from the episodes available on the platform using software implemented there, the participants were solving predefined data analysis problems for anthropogenic seismic hazard assessment. At the same time, they learned about the platform's technical content and got to know how to work on it successfully.

The lectures and the training were held by Beata Orlecka-Sikora, Łukasz Rudziński, and Stan Lasocki, with the assistance of Helena Ciechowska (IG PAS) and the support of Aderson do Nascimento (UFRN).

The participants very well evaluated the workshop. The trainers were asked to consider repeating such a workshop as a side event of the geological conference in Rio de Janeiro in the fall of this year.

24 March, 2023

Invitation to the EPOS Data Portal launch

After over a decade in the making, the EPOS - European Plate Observing System Data Portal will be officially launched next month and presented at the European Geosciences Union - EGU.

Join us at the event on April 25, 19:00 CET
EGU General Assembly 2023
Room E2 | Austria Center Vienna

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22 March, 2023

World Water Day with a Spotlight on Seismicity - Brazil

José A. S. Fonsêca (Ph.D. student at UFRN / Brazil) says: In Brazil, at the same time it concentrates the largest percentage of drinking water in the world, it is not exempted from geohazards such as induced earthquakes and risks of contamination. For instance, on the one hand triggered events have been already recorded with magnitudes as large as 4.2 mb in the past. On the other hand, in recent years a collapse of a tailing dam caused death of people and severe contamination of a watershed, whose recovery capacity is still a matter of debate. This draws not only attention to facilities stability but also to societal safety, once poorly built buildings are not rare, and the distribution of potable water is not equal. In this regard, the key word is “monitoring”. Once it is not possible to predict any occurrence of disaster, geohazard monitoring plays a paramount importance for intelligent water reservoirs usage. Measurements of humidity, soil vibration, displacements, spatial-temporal analysis, and many other observations help to increase the understanding of the problem, thus mitigating potential threats to society and environmental impacts.