Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues, Dear Young Researchers,

I’d like to personally welcome you to the 37th General Assembly (GA) of the European Seismological Commission the will be held between 6 and 11 September 2020 in Corfu Island, Greece. I also invite you to apply to attend the Young Seismologists Training Course (YSTC).

An Advanced School will be organized from 31 August to 4 September 2020 on “Historical Earthquake Data in Seismology Practice”. Our goal is to attract young scientists from all over the world, providing a unique opportunity to learn and exchange ideas. The world of Seismology is an exciting area in which to study and work. Having many candidates for the 2020 YSTC, will be the best evidence that Historical Seismology is an exciting subject. In addition, young scientists that will be selected for the YSTC will be given the chance to attend the ESC General Assembly, without paying a registration fee, in order to learn from this experience and share their results.

The 2020 YSTC is going to focus on the following topics:
- Data and Research Methods in Historical Seismology
- From Written Records to Intensity Data and Earthquake Parameters
- Background and Backstage of International Historical Earthquake Research
- Storing and Rendering the Pre-Instrumental Earthquake Data in Databases and Catalogues
- Historical and Pre-instrumental Earthquake Data in Seismology Practice

In addition, tutorials and hands-on activities are also planned.

I would like to thank the organizers of the 2020 ESC YSTC who are:
Dr. Andrea Rovida (INGV, Sezione di Milano, Italy), Dr. Christa Hammerl (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik Vienna, Austria) and Dr. Paola Albini (INGV, Sezione di Milano, Italy)
The YSTC will take place in the beautiful Corfu town, at the premises of the Ionian University (https://ionio.gr/en/).

We thank you for your participation and look forward to seeing you in Corfu, Greece.

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