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Studying the Earth's surface with seismic methods

Description du projet

Former une nouvelle génération de sismologues environnementaux

Les glissements de terrain, l’écoulement des fleuves et rivières et le mouvement des glaciers sont autant de processus naturels qui transfèrent de l’énergie à travers le sol sous la forme d’ondes sismiques. Dans la pratique, le suivi de ces signaux sismiques peut contribuer à la surveillance et à la prévision des processus d’activité de surface en vue de prévenir les risques. Connu sous le nom de sismologie environnementale, ce domaine scientifique naissant a besoin d’experts chevronnés. Afin de fournir une nouvelle génération de sismologues environnementaux compétents, le projet EnvSeis, financé par le programme Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie, s’attache à former 12 jeunes chercheurs en sismologie et en sciences de la surface terrestre. Ces jeunes chercheurs utiliseront des méthodes sismiques pour étudier un large éventail de topographies et concevront des techniques et des logiciels qui fixeront des normes dans le domaine de la surveillance sismique en Europe et ailleurs.

Objectif

EnvSeis will train 12 early stage researchers (ESRs) in the emerging field of environmental seismology, in which seismic methods are used to study processes at or near the Earth's surface, such as landsliding, river sediment transport, debris flows, and glacial processes. Seismic techniques allow addressing challenges in the Earth surface sciences that are intractable by traditional observation methods. The capacity of environmental seismology has been proven, and first applications have been published. Yet, most current research in this field is conducted either by seismologists with an interest in Earth surface processes, or by Earth surface scientists who learned basic seismic methods. The DN EnvSeis will fully leverage the potential of environmental seismology by fusing these complementary perspectives. Bringing together 10 leading research groups from 7 countries, EnvSeis will train 12 ESRs in both seismology and Earth surface sciences, to lay the ground for a next strong generation of environmental seismologists. In their projects, the ESRs will address outstanding challenges in natural hazards, hydrology, geomorphology, and ocean sciences, applying seismic techniques to study a broad range of landscapes and their processes, including hillslopes, channels, glaciers, coasts and oceans. They will combine observation, theory and numerical modelling to conduct ground-breaking science, to develop new methods and software, and deliver benchmark data sets. As such, they will set standards for using seismic methods in the Earth surface sciences in Europe and beyond, establishing Europe as the leader in this newly emerging field. Complementary training includes the involvement of stakeholder and media partnerships, experience in organizing conferences and workshops, as well as courses on transferable skills. This will allow the ESRs to acquire a broad range of skills and experience to make them competitive for careers in research, industry, or public administration.

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HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHES GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 521 078,40
Adresse
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam
Allemagne

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Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
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