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Waves and Wave-Based Imaging in Virtual and Experimental Environments

Objective

Demand for highly trained scientists with a deep understanding of wave propagation in complex media, and capable of exploiting this knowledge to develop imaging tools for seismology and acoustics, is very high in the Earth and environmental sciences. Wave-based imaging serves to map spatial and temporal variations in the structure of the Earth's interior, of the oceans and atmosphere; it is used to monitor faults and volcanoes and detect natural-resource reservoirs. It is relevant to other disciplines, medical imaging being one of its most widespread applications. Today’s Earth scientists are faced with a set of questions that require the application of wave-based imaging at unprecedented resolution. WAVES aims at fostering scientific and technological advances in this context, stimulating knowledge exchange between seismologists and acousticians, and researchers in the public/private domains. A unique strength of our network resides in the participation of novel physical acoustics laboratories, managed by beneficiaries/partners of WAVES, with a strong record of experimental research on inter-disciplinary and seismology-related topics. WAVES will train young scientists working in academia or industry in how to use this resource effectively, re-introducing the laboratory into the ideas-to-applications pipeline. Experimental work will serve to develop new theory, addressing topics of current interest such as acoustic time-reversal, scattering-based imaging. A truly multidisciplinary network, WAVES will apply these new ideas in a number of contexts: medical elastography is used as a tool to implement novel analogue models of seismic faults; wave sources are localized by a bio-inspired system making use of very few receivers, etc. Through WAVES, a critical mass of expertise will consolidate, defining the study of acoustic/elastic wave propagation and wave-based imaging/monitoring as an independent discipline, rich in applications of intellectual and societal relevance.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/volcanology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20

Participants (7)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCHLUMBERGER CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
High Cross Madingley Road Cambridge Cb3 0El 8Th Floor South Quay Plaza, 2 Marshall Wall 183
E14 9SH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
United States
Address
Amsterdam Avenue 1210 Room
10027 7003 New York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)