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Seismic Wave Propagation and Imaging in Complex media : a European network

Objective

The theory and applications of acoustic (elastic, seismic) wave propagation are entering a new era in fields such as seismology, oceanography, meteorology, acoustics, engineering, material sciences, medical scienes and others. In the past ten years the methodologies used in those fields have dramatically converged due to the massive use of numerical methods. Modern Computational techniques in combination with parallel computer architectures allow the simulation of the complete three-dimensional phenomena of wave propagation for realistic complex structures with unprecedented detail. This suggests that the reverse processes ( e.g. imaging of the Earth's internal structure, physical description of hydrocarbon reservoirs, monitoring of zones of weakness in constructions, characterization of earthquake rupture processes, etc.) will experience a quantum jump in resolution and accuracy over the next decade.

The SPICE network aims at integrating institutions with specialisations in physical, mathematical, geological, and computational aspects of wave propagation. The goal is to develop, verify and apply computational tools for wave propagation and imaging problems on all scales. With the novel computational algorithms we expect breakthroughs in (1) the determination of global Earth structure; (2) the quantitative estimation of shaking hazard; (3) the characterization and monitaoring of reservoirs; (4) understanding the structure and processes inside volcanoes; (5) simulating the physical processes of earthquake rupture; and (6) characterizing the small-scale properties of rocks.

Computational methodologies play an increasingly important role in Earth Sciences. However, the curricula are not able to provide the required teaching to equip young scientists with the necessary background in mathematical and computational aspects of a rapidly expanding field. The goal of the proposed network is to compensate for this and to provide open training facilities for the next...

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

EIF - Marie Curie actions-Intra-European Fellowships

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Participants (13)

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4, Tour 14-24, 2Eme Etage
Paris
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Rome
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zurich
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
France
Address
45, Rue Dulm
Paris
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
Sgonico-trieste
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto 1
Napoli
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO
Slovakia
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
Bratislava 16
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 1
1072 Blindern Oslo
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Praha 1
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND - DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin