Welcome Message

Dear Participants,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to welcome you to Corfu (Greece) and the 37th General Assembly (GA) of the European Seismological Commission. As in the previous successful conferences, we have committed ourselves to organize and deliver a focused event, trying to keep the highest scientific and logistic standards.

The 37th GA of the ESC will be held in Corfu, a place with long history since the antiquity and rich tradition, as well as one of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece. We are proud to host you in Corfu to discuss recent advances in seismology in a location that lies north of the NW edge of the Hellenic Arc, where a variety of geological processes take place. The venue of the GA is the “Corfu Holiday Palace”, located in Kanoni, one of the most famous touristic sights of the island.

In 2020 about 700 early-career and senior researchers from more than 60 countries from Europe and all over the world will meet in Corfu to discuss different modern fields of seismology and related applications. We are anticipating about 1000 abstracts covering the broad fields of seismic networks, seismic hazard and risk, physics of earthquakes, study of the Earth's interior, array seismology, engineering seismology, induced seismicity, seismic anisotropy, earthquake forecasting, statistical seismology, historical seismology and microseismology, recent significant earthquakes, earthquake secondary effects, as well as education, outreach and societal implications, making the 2020 ESC General Assembly one of the largest meetings ever.

We look forward to seeing you in Corfu.

On behalf of the Local Organising Committee,

Professor Nicholas Voulgaris
Vice-President of the European Seismological Commission
Vice Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens