Dr. Philippe Jousset

Philippe Jousset
Dr. Philippe Jousset

Function and Responsibilities:


Research Interests:

  • Physical signatures of hot fluids in the crust

  • Physical volcanology

  • Volcano monitoring, hazard and risk assessment

  • Geothermal applications

  • Induced and triggered earthquakes

  • Geophysical methods: seismology, deformation, gravimetry, infrasound, Distributed Fibre Sensing

  • Geophysical techniques: instrumentation, data processing, modelling, inversion, data integration


           Since 2012 Helmholtz Centre GFZ

           2003-2011 BRGM – Geological Survey of France
                    Geophysicist for Natural Hazards and Risks and Geothermal Research

           2000-2003 NERC, School of Earth Sciences, the University of Leeds, UK
                    Volcano-seismology at Montserrat
                    Seismic wave propagation Finite Difference modelling

           1998-2000 Centre Recherche Géophysique, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France
                     Pre-stack depth migration, Kirchoff modelling and inversion

           1996-1998 Usu Volcano Observatory, Hokkaido University, Japan
                     Ground deformation and microgravity monitoring at volcanoes

           1990-1991 National Service servant, Volcanological Survey of Indonesia
                     Technical and scientific adviser for volcano monitoring


          1992-1996 Ph.D. (Physics of the Earth), Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France

          1991-1992 D.E.A. (M.Sc.), Physics of the Earth - Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France

          1987-1990 Engineering Geologist, École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, Nancy, France

          Teaching experience

                    Regular supervision of PhD, MSc and BSc projects


                    PI scientist for seismic network deployment (Indonesia, Iceland, Mexico)


        2019 -

            SERA+ - data management

            INFRADAS - monitoring volcanic activity with fibre optic technologies

        2018 -

            DAS@SEA - monitoring volcanic activity with fibre optic technologies


  • H2020 - GEMex: Geothermal Exploration in Mexico


  • BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany)

Mikrogravimotis: monitoring of high enthalpy geothermal reservoir using network of continuous gravity stations

  • PUF (GFZ expedition funding, Germany). Seismic dense array deployment and DAS in Iceland.
  • POF (GFZ expedition funding, Germany). Tomographic study in Indonesia.


  • POF (GFZ expedition funding, Germany). Tomographic study in Indonesia.
  • POF (GFZ expedition funding, Germany). “KISS” - Tomographic study at Kamchatka volcanoes.


  • EU-FP7 (European Framework Program 7). “IMAGE: Integrated Methods for Advanced Geothermal Imaging”.
  • EQC (Earthquake Commission of Earthquakes, New-Zealand). “The seismo-acoustic energy dynamics of micro-eruptions at White Island volcano.”
  • ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France). “DOMERAPI.”
Collaborations at the GFZ
  • Section 1.1, 1.2
  • Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7
  • Section 4.2
  • Section 5.1
  • Section 6.2, 6.4

Research Boards and Committees:

  • Scientific Journals and Conferences
    • 2013: Principal Guest Editor for a Special Issue of JVGR “Merapi eruption” – 24 original research papers.
    • 2014: Guest Editor for a Special Issue of NHESS “Approaches and methods to improve risk management in volcanic areas”.
    • Since 2012: Scientific Officer at the European Geophysical Union, Seismology Division – Session “Induced seismicity”
    • Since 2007: Associate Editor in Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
    • Since 2000: Reviewer of than 50 manuscripts for JGR, GJI, GRL, GGG, JVGR, EPSL, Geothermics, Comput. & Geoscienc, NHESS, …
  • Scientific Committees
    • Since 2018: President of the Seismology Division at EGU
    • Since 2015: Member of the HART (GFZ)
    • Reviewer panels for scientific projects
      • 2013-2018 Labex “G-Eau-Thermie”, EOST Strasbourg, France; since 2016 - chair of the Committee
      • 2014          Ireland Science Foundation
    • 2010: Scientific adviser during the volcanic crisis management of Merapi volcano (November 2010) together with the Director of CVGHM (Indonesia) and the Director of the VDAP (USGS).
    • 2004-2005: French Ministry of Environnement, « Comité Supérieur Évaluation Risques Volcaniques », (National volcanic risk assessment panel).