2020 Regional course Balkan (online)

The International Training Course "Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment" was opened on October 26th, 2020. 20 participants are taking part in the training course, which this year will be implemented as an internet-online course due to the corona crisis. For two weeks the participants will be briefed by experts from GFZ and European partners in the fields of seismology, engineering seismology, seismic hazard assessment and InSAR monitoring. The 2020 course was originally intended to take place in Argentina as a regional course for Latin America. This planning had to be canceled in the summer due to the Corona crisis. As an alternative, a regional Balkan course was planned and institutes from the Balkans were invited to nominate course participants. This GFZ initiative was gladly accepted. This year the 20 participants come from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Lithuania. The course is financially supported by the Federal Foreign Office

Course duration:  October 26, 2020 - November 6, 2020

Scientific Programme


organised and sponsored:

  • Helmholtz Zentrum Potsdam, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum

co-sponsored by:

2020 San Luis and San Juan, Argentina - postponed

The International Training Courses on ‘Seismology and Seismic Hazard Assessment’ aim at improving the earthquake hazard assessment and risk estimation through training on seismological analysis methods. They provide theoretical fundamentals and practical training in applied seismology, especially for geoscientists and engineers from developing countries.  The course 2020 will take place in San Luis and San Juan, Argentina as a regional course for Latin America for the  benefit of participants from earthquake-prone developing countries.

Training course:  October 19 to November 13, 2020 -  postponed


Scientific Programme 2020

Circular 2020


Organised and sponsored by:

  • German Research Centre for Geosciences,


co-sponsored by:



Dr. Claus Milkereit, Dorina Kroll

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