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Analysis of seismic sequences for strong aftershock forecasting

The ultimate goal of the project “Analysis of seismic sequences for strong aftershock forecasting”, funded by a grant from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, is to develop a practical technique that helps us justify, during ongoing of an aftershock sequence following a damaging earthquake, the likelihood of the occurrence of another strong earthquake (SLE) with a similar magnitude to that of the mainshock.

July 19, Seminar "The Epidemic-Type Aftershock Sequence (ETAS) model: History, applications, and extensions"

On July 19, at 10.00, at OGS meeting room "Sala Michelato" (Borgo Grotta Gigante), Prof. Jiancang Zhuang of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, the Research Organization of Information and System (Japan) will present the seminar "The Epidemic-Type Aftershock Sequence (ETAS) model: History, applications, and extensions". 

The seminar will include the following contents: 

April 14, Livio Sirovich will present the seminar: “Pericolosità seismica del sito della centrale di Krško-1 e affidabilità degli Stress test europei”

On April 14, at 11.00, at “Antonio Michelato” room – “Ferruccio Mosetti” building – OGS, Borgo Grotta Gigante, Livio Sirovich – OGS - will present the seminarPericolosità seismica del sito della centrale di Krško-1 e affidabilità degli Stress test europei”.

9 February, Prof Mario Gustavo Ordaz Schroeder will present the seminar: "Models for earthquake loss estimation: construction and applications"

On February 9 at 15.00, at seminar room "Antonio Michelato" - OGS, Borgo Grotta Gigante, prof. Mario Gustavo Ordaz Schroeder of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), will present the seminar "Models for earthquake loss estimation: construction and applications".

Prof Ordaz Schroeder will visit OGS within the framework of research project related to seismic hazards. 

The meeting will start with a short presentation of the OGS activities by the Office for research promotion and international cooperation.




Management of the Monitoring Networks

The central nucleus of the activity starts with the management of the monitoring of seismic activities, accelerometer and GPS monitoring networks in the North-Eastern area of Italy (see Chapter 5 - Research Infrastructures), managed in convention with the Civil Protection services of the Regions and the autonomous provinces. The geographic position has since led to activating forms of collaboration with the neighboring countries to reach a real and true cross-border-monitoring.



Seismological Research Center

The Division of the Seismological Research Center counts more than 40 staff members, including technicians, technologists and researchers.

The division is operative in two centers, Udine-Cussignacco and of Trieste-Borgo Grotta Gigante, and its activity includes three main lines:

Management of the Monitoring Networks, Management of the Seismological Data and of the Alarm, Research for Seismological and Applied Seismological Studies.

Manager: Stefano Parolai


OGS participates in Eurofleets oceanographic campaign SARAS


OGS is a partner in the latest Mediterranean campaign funded in the framework of the European programme Eurofleets, this time in the Alboran Sea, aboard the Spanish research vessel Ramon Margalef. OGS marine geologist Silvia Ceramicola embarked on 9 August, in Malaga, together with Spanish, French, Belgian and Moroccan researchers, for a 10-day campaign called SARAS.


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