SERA integrates data, products, infrastructures and know-how in seismology and earthquake engineering.

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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.


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


Registration opened for 2018 ORFEUS Annual Observatory Meeting and Workshop

Registration opened for 2018 ORFEUS Annual Observatory Meeting and Workshop

The ORFEUS Annual Meeting 2018 on 12 – 14 November 2018 will be held in Athens, Greece, and is hosted by the National Observatory of Athens. The workshop focuses on Strong-Motion Seismology and Engineering Seismology. The workshop will comprise oral and poster presentations. The oral program will include only solicited talks in all thematic areas.

The detailed program will be made available on the official workshop website where you can also register to be part of this workshop. The workshop includes an optional guided visit to the Acropolis and its strong-motion monitoring array on November 14 in the morning.


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

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