Thematic Areas for 35rd General Assembly of ESC will include:

  • Physics of Earthquakes and Related Fields
  • Structure of Earth’s Interior
  • Earthquake Forecasting and Prediction
  • Induced Seismicity
  • Seismic networks, Data Acquisition and Processing
  • Non-instrumental Seismology
  • Seismic Hazard and Risk
  • Recent Significant Earthquakes
  • Seismology, Social Sciences, Education and Outreach

The LOC will welcome proposal for tematic sessions. The number of special sessions is limited to 25, one of which will be on seismic networks (dedicated to the memory of Torild van Eck) and one will be jointly organised with SSA. The proposal should be sent to before january 15, 2016.

The week preceding the conference, ESC jointly with the International Centre of Theoretical Physics (ICTP) will organise the Young Seismologist Training Course on the theme “Seismology beyond the textbook”.


Trieste is an international and multicultural city by long tradition, proudly maintaining its historical and architectural heritage from Roman foundation to Hapsburg times. One of the largest hub for research institutions in Italy, Trieste is located in a region where earthquakes have no border: 2016 will mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976, Friuli earthquake, a turning point for earthquake research and seismic risk mitigation. Together with institution in the close and neighboring countries of Slovenia, Austria and Croatia, the pre- and post-confererence technical tours will focus on large historical earthquakes in this border region and to the unrivaled collections of historical seismometers still operating in the area.

The General Assembly will be held at the Trieste Terminal Passeggeri in front of the city main square (Piazza Unità d’Italia)


For a first look to accommodation and sightseeing opportunity in Trieste: Turismo FVG