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Updated: January 2012

ECGS

European Centre on Geodynamics and seismology - ECGS

Address: 19 rue Josy Welter L- 7256 Walferdange- Grand Duché de Luxembourg

Tel.: +352-33 14 87 1

Fax: +352-33 14 87 88

E-mail: info@ecgs.lu

Web: http://www.ecgs.lu

Creation

1988

STRUCTURE

President: Dr. M. Feider

President of the Scientific Committee: n.n.

Director: n.n.

Secretary General: E. Buttini

Permanent staff of the Center: 2 people

OBJECTIVES 

- Promoting research programmes on geodynamics applied to the study of tectonic deformations linked to earthquakes high lightening space techniques;

- Improving contacts between specialists of the various concerned disciplines;

- Providing the Underground Laboratory on geodynamics of Walferdange with scientific and technical equipment necessary for the study of deformations in active areas;

- Undertaking other actions of scientific interest.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

- Days of Geodynamics in Luxembourg

- Specialised Workshops and working meetings
 

Geodynamics and sismology
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Seismological research (strong movements of the ground, physics of the seismic sources, effects of site, early alert, monitoring of civil infrastructure, etc)
- Monitoring of active volcanos in Africa
- Radar interferometry and space geodesy
- High precision gravimetry in Luxembourg
- Measurement of the variation of the ice mass in Greenland
- Walferdange: a station of world reference in high precision gravimetry
- Development of the Luxembourg seismic network
- Promotion of sciences among young people and the general public

Publications

- Les Cahiers of the European Centre on For Geodynamics and Seismology:

- Publications in the scientific press

conferences

- Days of Geodynamics in Luxembourg

- Workshops: “Induced Seismicity” (en 2010), “Earthquake source physics on various scales” (en 2012)

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