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ESSEM COST Action ES1401
Time Dependent Seismology (TIDES)

Seismology is undergoing a revolution, as it is starting to use the full-length records of seismic events and background ambient noise to go beyond still-life snapshots of the interior of the Earth, and look into time-dependent changes of its properties. Data availability has grown dramatically with the expansion of seismographic networks and data centers, so as to enable much more detailed and accurate analyses. The Action aims at structuring the EU seismological community to enable development of data-intensive, time-dependent techniques for monitoring Earth active processes (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, glacial earthquakes) as well as oil/gas reservoirs. TIDES will network European laboratories in Academia and Industry with complementary skills and will organize a series of workshops and advanced schools to train the next generation of scientists. TIDES will facilitate the exploitation of massive data sets collected by European observational infrastructures - coordinated through the ESFRI EPOS - through the use of high-performance computing facilities. TIDES will strengthen Europe's role in a critical field for natural hazards and natural resource management.

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Andrea MORELLI (IT)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Jean-Paul MONTAGNER (FR)

Science officer of the Action:


Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

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