Seismoblog – a blog dedicated to the young seismologists of the European Geosciences Union.

A foreword from the former president of the EGU Seismology Division:

Martin Mai

Martin Mai

EGU, the largest European geoscience organisation, is proud of its bottom-up structure and achievements made so far, such as the General Assembly, topical conferences and meetings, or open-access publishing. A growing field considers outreach activities and, to this end, this Seismology Division blog aims to improve the communication between young scientists themselves but also with the external community.

Our life as internet users can be exciting and stimulating but, at the same time, overwhelming. With this dedicated blog, we’d like to give more depth to the average browsing experience by enabling young researchers to explore various seismology topics in one place while making the field more exciting and accessible to the broader community. Web logs add another level to learning – for both scientists and the general public – so we hope this one will encourage researchers to engage with a wider audience by both exploring and contributing to the blog.

With this perspective, I’d like to invite you to be active in growing the young seismology community and its networking.

Stay tuned!

Martin Mai.

(SM Division President, 2015-2017,

ECS-rep team (Early Career Scientist representatives)

We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Dinko is a PostDoc at the University of Zagreb and is the first point of contact for the group. Angel is doing her DPhil at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and is managing our Instagram account. Bruna is doing her DPhill in DIAS, Dublin and takes care of our Twitter account. David is a PostDoc at the University of Lisbon and is spearheading the Campfires. Andreas is pursuing his PhD at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich and is helping run the blog. William is a PhD student at the University of Southampton in the UK and is also helping with the blogs. Katinka is a PhD student at ETH Zurich and is also on the blog team. Foivos is our newest member and is a PostDoc at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in Bologna. Matthew is finishing up his PhD at Oxford University, UK, and is editor of the blogs. We are reachable at:

Banner image: Sandstones of Petra, by Pierrick Nicolet; Image source: Imaggeo.

The opinions expressed in the Seismology Division blog are those of the authors, whose views may differ from those of the European Geosciences Union.