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Dr. Simone Cesca

Dr. Simone Cesca
Haus H 7, Raum 204 (Büro)
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
14467 Potsdam

Funktion und Aufgaben:


Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

  • Earthquake source seismology
  • Volcano seismology
  • Induced seismicity
  • Mining seismology
  • Waveform-based seismological techniques


Since 2015 Senior researcher at GFZ Potsdam

2010 - 2015 Junior Research Group Leader, BMBF/DFG Project MINE (MINing Environment: continuous monitoring and simultaneous inversion, BMBF/DFG “Geotechnologien” Programme) at University of Hamburg (2010-2012) and at GFZ Potsdam/University of Potsdam (2012-2015)

2007 - 2010 PostDoc, Institute of Geophysics, University of Hamburg, BMBF/DFG project RAPID
(Rapid Automated Determination of Seismic Source Parameters, BMBF/DFG “Geotechnologien” Programme)

2007 PostDoc, Federal Institute for Geoscience and Natural Resources (BGR), Hannover, DFG project KINHERD (Kinematic Source Pararameters)

2005-2006 PostDoc, Institute of Geophysics, University of Hamburg, SPICE (Seismic wave Propagation and Imaging in Complex media: a European network) EU Marie Curie Research Training Network

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

2005 PhD in Geophysics, University Complutense Madrid (Spain) "Moment tensor inversion of shallow earthquakes at regional distances"

1998 Diploma in Physics, University of Milano (Italy)


Ongoing projects:

Constraints on Quaternary processes in the Eastern Alps from a new detailed image of seismicity (DFG SPP 4D-MB, 2020-2023)

EWRICA, Early-Warning and Rapid Impact Assessment with real-time GNSS in the Mediterranean (BMBF, 2020-2023)

PostMinQuake (EU Research Fund for Coal and Steal, 2020-2023)

DEEPEN, DErisking Exploration for geothermal Plays in magmatic ENvironments (BMWi/EU, 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2023)

BESTcaFE, Budget of Earthquake, Strain, and Thermal CAmpi Flegrei Energy (INGV Dynamic Planet, 2020-2023)

Past projects:

From Top to Bottom: Seismicity, Motion Patterns & Stress Distribution in the Alpine Crust (DFG, Priority Programme Mountain Building Processes in Four Dimensions, 4D-MB; 2018-2021)

SECURE, Sustainable dEployment and Conservation of Underground Reservoirs and Environment (BMBF, FONA3-GEO:N; 2017-2020)

SHEER, SHale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks (EU, H2020, LCE-16-2014; 2015-2018)

HISS, Hochauflösende Abbildung von Schwarm Systemen mittels Neuauswertung von Wellenformen mit Doppelte Differenz Methoden (DFG, Priority Programme SPP-1006; 2014-2018)

TecVolSA, Tectonics and Volcanoes in South America (Helmholtz Incubator Pilot Project, 2020-2023)


Junior Research Group MINE, MINing Environment: continuous monitoring and simultaneous inversion, BMBF/DFG “Geotechnologien” Programme, 2010-2015

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