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Lun 11th Mar
9:00 am
to Mié 13th Mar
3:00 pm

The threat and occurrence of high-magnitude, uncontrolled induced seismicity has been a persisting issue in several kinds of subsurface systems for decades now. Research on limiting induced seismicity to improve the safety of these systems began ever since the first observed cases in wastewater injection. The number of groups working to solve this problem only increased with every major event, focusing on various aspects of induced seismicity. Our understanding of the underlying processes has improved consistently, but the recent events at Pohang, Castor, Groningen, etc., have showcased that there is more to learn in terms of the physics, and demand better characterization, monitoring and forecasting systems in place.


This Workshop aims at fostering debate on the latest advances in process understanding, subsurface characterization and forecasting of induced seismicity. We welcome contributions from the academia and industry alike in topics ranging from, but not limited to numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, field studies, application of AI in induced seismicity, etc. We welcome contributions in the form of both posters and oral presentations that broadly fit into the following sessions:


Session 1: Understanding of the causes of induced seismicity

Session 2: Post-injection seismicity: can we forecast it?

Session 3: Subsurface characterization

Session 4: Forecasting induced seismicity

Session 5: Case Studies of induced seismicity


Confirmed invited speakers

  • Gillian Foulger (Durham University)

  • Peter Meier (GeoEnergie Suisse)

  • Serge Shapiro (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Leo Eisner (Seismik)

  • Jesús Carrera (CSIC)

  • Ioannis Stefanou (Nantes University)

  • Marie Violay (EPFL)

  • Keita Yoshioka (Montanuniversität Leoben)

  • Grzegorz Kwiatek (GFZ)

  • Yusuke Mukuhira (Tohoku University)

  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso (Technical University of Madrid)

  • Qinghua Lei (Uppsala University)

  • Silvia De Simone (CSIC)

  • Mateo Acosta (CalTech)

  • Alexis Sáez (EPFL)

  • Jean Schmittbuhl (Strasbourg University)

  • Sarah Weihmann (RWTH Aachen University)

  • James Verdon (University of Bristol)


Closing of the registration: 29th of February 2024

Registration here



Ca n'Oleo Palma
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Mar 12th Mar
10:00 am
11:00 am

TREC: a scientific voyage to address environmental challenges

Dr Kiley West Seitz - EMBL

TREC (TRaversing European Coastlines) is the European Molecular Biological Laboratory’s flagship Scientific expedition to study coastal ecosystems at molecular level. The expedition studies coastal regions which are known for their extremely rich biodiversity and plays a critical role in the stability and sustainability of ecosystems at planetary scale. These ecosystems are drastically affected by global changes & local human impacts making the study of them critical to understanding the climate crisis. For the TREC expedition, we employ a holistic cross sectional sampling approach along the land-sea gradient using highly standardized protocols. This systematic approach allows us to study the coastal ecosystems at the molecular level across pollution gradients, organismal scales, life complexity and time scales. 

The TREC expedition started in April 2023 and is expected to last until end of July 2024. During that time, the researchers will be gathering biological samples and environmental data along the European coastline at more than 120 land-sea transects. Mallorca is one of the sampling sites of the expedition, and IMEDEA is hosting and supporting the TREC team during their campaign on the island.

As part of this seminar you will learn about the project and you will visit the traveling labs parked at IMEDEA.


Sala de Seminarios, IMEDEA
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