Section 2.1: Physics of Earthquakes and Volcanoes

The project aims to investigate the processes which control the multi-scale seismicity of the Alps. We hypothesize that patterns of stress and motion can be quantified from the seismicity which is observed with unprecedented resolution by AlpArray. The observed seismicity will illuminate the structure of faults and their kinematics at depth, providing an important and unique link between surface deformation and deep processes.

The project aims at the understanding and modelling of an unusual seismic activity under Halmahera (NE Indonesia).

The European Plate Observing System (EPOS) aims at creating a pan-­‐European infrastructure for solid Earth science to support a safe and sustainable society. The mission of EPOS is to integrate the diverse and advanced European Research Infrastructures for solid Earth Science relying on new e‐science opportunities to monitor and unravel the dynamic and complex Earth System such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

The HGF Alliance “Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics” aims at the development and evaluation of novel bio/geo-physical information products derived from data acquired by a new generation of remote sensing satellites.

HISS is an innovative project to develop and apply new approaches for double difference attenuation tomography to NW Bohemia earthquake swarm regions. The project aims to improve the understanding of the processes of development and formation of mid crustal magmatic reservoirs, their dynamics and associated geothermal systems.

The SHEER EU H2020 project addresses the topic LCE-16-2014: Understanding, preventing and mitigating the potential environmental impacts and risks of Shale Gas Exploration and Exploitation.

VOLCAPSE is a ERC consolidator project awared to the T. R. Walter and his volcanotectonics group and volcano hazards group at the GFZ Potsdam, studying modes of volcano dome growth, collapse and coupled process by time-lapse imaging methods.