European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement

    NETWORK OF SPECIALISED EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CENTRES

Updated: November 2011

 

European Mediterranean Seismological Center
EMSC - FRANCE

Address: c/o LDG - BP 12 91680 Bruyère-le Châtel, France

Tel.: + 33 169 26 78 14

Fax: + 33 169 26 70 00

E-mail: bossu@emsc-csem.org

Web: http://www.emsc-csem.org

Creation

1975

STRUCTURE

  • Non profit making international non-governmental organisation. About 84 institutes within 55 countries are members

  • Founded in 1975 following a resolution of the ESC (European Sismological Commission) for a rapid earthquake information

  • It is the only European seismological organisation to assure operational activities

  • Since 1992 the EMSC is hosted by the LDG, a CEA Laboratory

  • A General Assembly is held each year

President: M. Chris Browitt

Secretary General: M. Rémy Bossu

Permanent staff of the Center:
Mlle Stéphanie Godey ; M. Gilles Mazet-Roux ; M. Laurent Frobert, M. Frédéric Roussel, Mlle Santhi Véloupoulé

OBJECTIVES 

Scientific Activities

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Management of an alert system for possible destructive earthquakes

  • Management of a rapid information system on seismicity

  • Production of the Euro-Mediterranean Sismologic Bulletin

  • Promotion of research and collaboration between Euro-Mediterranean countries (and particularly with UNESCO)

  • Participation in European Projects

  • Participation in international congresses (ESC, AGU, RELEMR, IASPEI,…)

  • Development of innovating methods of detection, based on the citizens' implication

  • Development of the concept of civil seismology: to encourage witnesses of earthquakes to share their experience (using our on-line questionnaires and our tools for sending photos) in order to contribute to better evaluation of their effects.

Publications

 Newsletter, scientific publications.

conferences

 

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