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EVENTS

2017

JUNE:

Second SHEER Annual Meeting, Blackpool

  • On 7th June 2017, second SHEER Annual Meeting took place in Blackpool, UK. Department of Seismology IG PAS was represented by prof. Stanisław Lasocki, prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora, prof. Henryk Marcak, Ph.D. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos, Monika Staszek and Annna Lisowska.

MAY:

IS-EPOS Platform Workshop, Potsdam

  • On 12th May 2017, IS-EPOS Platform Workshop took place in Potsdam, Germany. During the workshop, IS-EPOS platform was presented to Ph.D., Master students and other people interested in learning how e-research studies can be conducted with all the tools and data provided by IS-EPOS platform.

EPOS-IP meeting, Potsdam

  • On 10th - 11th May 2017, EPOS-IP  WP14 meeting was held in Potsdam, Germany. Representatives of 13 institutions involved in WP14 TCS AH were present during the meeting. Crucial activities connected witth TCS AH implementation were discussed and summary of last 18 months of work was conducted. 

APRIL:

The European Geosiences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2017, Vienna

  • The European Geosciences Union (EGU), General Assembly 2017 took place in Vienna, Austria, from 24th to 28th of April, 2017. There were 5 participants to represent  the Department of Seismology, IG-PAS, namely Dr Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos, Alicja Caputa, Mateusz Lasak, Monika Staszek and Paweł Urban, and also Damian Kula, master's student under supervision of Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska. A total of 12 presentations took place, among them 3 oral, 8 posters and 1 PICO presentation and 14 members of the Department of Seismology IG-PAS were involved in them. Most of them (seven) were presented within the session “ERE2.1 – Energy, Resources and the Environment: Impact of energy and resource exploitation on the environment - Environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing: Measurements, monitoring, mitigation and management”. Three presentations took place during the session “SM8.1 – Crustal fluids & Seismic activity (incl. induced & triggered seismicity, volcano seismology): Induced and Triggered Seismic Activity: Observation, Theory and Hazard Analysis”. One poster was presented during the co-organized session “SM5.1/ESSI2.10/GI1.6 Integrated research infrastructures and services in geosciences (co-organized)” and the PICO presentation took place within the session “CR2.3 - Applied geophysics and in-situ methods in cryospheric sciences”. From the three oral presentations two were performed by Seismology Department of IG-PAS members Mateusz Lasak and Monika Staszek on Monday, April 24th. Both speakers presented summary and findings of their teams’ research and provided additional information to attendees who asked them questions during their presentations. On Wednesday, April 26th, Dr. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos performed an one and half hour presentation/demonstration of the IS-EPOS platform in the EPOS booth, entitled as “EPOS Thematic Core Service (TCS) – Anthropogenic Hazards (AH) Demonstration Session”. Discussion with the audience took place during the presentation and demonstration of the platform. All department participants attended oral and poster sessions regarding (among others) earthquake source processes, seismic forecast and hazard assessment, statistical seismology, general seismology, induced seismicity, geothermal resources and environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing. The seismology department members followed several scientific discussions with other participants and speakers concerning details and future aspects of methods and results. 

FEBRUARY:

Inaugaration of EPOS project, Warsaw

  • Officialy, with presence of Management, representatives of National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union, National Information Processing Institute and all consortium members, EPOS project (European Plate Observing System) was inaugurated. Aim of the project, cofinanced with resources from European Regional Development Fund, is creating of  the research infrastructure in the field of the Earh sciences on the local and national level, and its strict integration with international, european and global databases, services in the framework of EPOS programme.
  • Project funds: 62 558 323,87 PLN; Financing from the reseources of European Regional Development Fund: 47 399 281,47 PLN
  • Consortium members: Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, ACK Cyfronet AGH, Central Mining Institute, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Military University of Technology, and PGG Coal Company.
  • Head of the project is Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska from Department of Seismology, IG PAS.

EPOS Newsletter 

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e92e0dec8f1c53a43c7b3f656&id=22a8cd9eed

JANUARY:

Does earthquake threaten us in Poland?

  • On 31st January 2017, Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński and Ms.C. Ewa Zarzycka were guests of Radio Kraków audition: "Przed hejnałem". Representatives of Department of Seismology were answering the questions about earthquakes in Poland and predicting of earthquakes.

Beginning of the EPOS-PL project, Warsaw

  • EPOS (European Plate Observing System) Project agreement was signed on 19th January 2017 in Warsaw.

Project is realised by the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with ACK Cyfronet AGH, Central Mining Institute, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Military University of Technology, and PGG Coal Company.

In the framework of this project a reasearch infrastructure, EPOS-PL, will be created - multilayered, multidisciplinary and interoperable research infrastructure, where data are stored and collected from various, scattered seismic networks, and then the data are processed, standarized and integrated within databases and correspondig metadata.  Access to the data is provided through web page with appropriate services/analytical applications and dedicated visualisations.

EPOS-PL project is a part of larger endeavour. Created within the project, new infrastructure EPOS-PL is strictly connected with pan-European infrastructure for solid Earth science and EPOS will be its integral part. 

SHEER 4 Newsletter

Earthquakes in central Italy

  • 4 events with magnitudes from M5.2 to M5.7 occurred in central Italy on 18 January 2017 within 4 hours. The strongest event took place at 10:14 UTC. All tremors had epicenters located south from Amatrice, town devastated by tragic earthquake with M6.2, occurred on 24th September 2016 and earthquake with M6.5 occurred on 30th October 2016. Both of them were located north from Amatrice. 18tJanuary earthquakes should be considered as a series of aftershocks after October 2016 earthquake, and specifically as a result of activating consecutive fault segments in Amatrice area. Strongest event recorded by PLSN network is shown below:

2016 summary meeting on statutory activities, Warsaw

  • On 17th - 17th January 2017, during the meeting summarizing 2015 year in Warsaw, Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński presented accomplishments of Department of Seismology in the field of statutory activities. Additionaly, 1st edition of Institute of Geophysics Mentors Awards took place. 
  • Institute of Geophysics Mentors Awards honoured prof. Stanisław Lasocki, prof. Michał Malinowski, and prof. Krzysztof Mizerski.

16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chile

  • On 9th - 13th January 2017, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering took place in Chile. Representatives of Department of Seismology were present during the conference: Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska and Ph.D. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos. Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska presented a paper: "Ground Motion Prediction Equations for mining induced seimicity in Legnica - Glogow Copper District in Poland", and Ph.D. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos presented: "IS-EPOS: A Digital Research Space to facilitate integrated approach to Anthropogenic Seismic Hazards".

 

2016

DECEMBER:

2016 Departmenf of Seismology summary meeting, Kraków

  • On 19th December 2016, Department of Seismology summary meeting took place in Kraków, with presence of Deputy Scientific Director, assoc.prof. Mariusz Majdański. Summary meeting had a form a seminar - presented topics are listed below:
  1.  Kula, D., Olszewska D. "Comparative analysis of ERT and seismic noise changes in time for purpose of active layer investigations", 35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commision (poster),
  2.  Marcak H., Lasak M., Mirek J. "Using the velocity of seismic waves estimated from ambient seismic noise to assess the results of hydro-fracturing and the exploitation of shale-rock formations", Pure And Applied Geophysics (under review),
  3.  Leptokaropoulos K. M. and Gkarlaouni C. G. (2016), "A Magnitude Independent Space-Time Earthquake Clustering Algorithm (MISTIC)", Bull. Geol. Soc. Greece, XLVΙII ,
  4.  Lizurek G. (2016) "Full moment tensor inversion as a practical tool in case ofdiscrimination of tectonic and anthropogenic seismicity in Poland", PAGEOPH, DOI:10.1007/s00024-016-1378-9,
  5.  Mirek K., Mirek J. (2016) "Observation of Underground Exploitation Influence on Surface in Budryk, Sośnica and Makoszowy Coal Mine Area". Polish Journal of Environmental Studies Tom: 25 Zeszyt: 5A,
  6. Olszewska, D., Lasocki S., Leptokaropoulos K. "Non-Stationarity and internal correlations of the occurrence process of mining – induced seismic events", Acta Geophysica (under review),
  7. Rudziński Ł., Cesca S., Lizurek G. (2016) "Complex Rupture Process of the 19 March 2013, Rudna Mine (Poland) Induced Seismic Event and Collapse in the Light of Local and Regional Moment Tensor Inversion", SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, Vol 87, pp:274-284 doi:10.1785/0220150150,
  8. Staszek M., Orlecka-Sikora B., Lasocki S., Kwiatek G., 2016, "Static stress drop of induced earthquakes in seismic hazard assessment: Preliminary results from The Geysers geothermal site", 35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, 4-10 September, Trieste, Italy,
  9. Wiszniowski, J., 2016, "Applying the General Regression Neural Network to Ground Motion Prediction Equations of Induced Events in the Legnica-Głogów Copper District in Poland", Acta Geophys. 64, 2430-2448,
  10. Kozłowska, M., Orlecka-Sikora B., "Assessment of quantitative aftershock productivity potential in mining-induced seismicity", Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI:10.1007/s00024-016-1432-7. 

Prof. Stanisław Lasocki a member of Council of National Science Centre (Poland) for the years 2016 - 2018 

  • On 14th December 2016, new members of Council of National Science Centre (Poland) were elected. NSC Council comprises twenty four distinguished scientists from various fields. Tasks of NSC Council include: supporting excellent research projects in all fields of science and humanities, funding doctoral scholarships and post-doctoral internships, financing research projects carried out by experienced researchers aimed at implementing pioneering research important for the development of science, inspiring international cooperation in basic research, supervising the implementation of the awarded research projects 
  • Members of NSC Council for the years 2016 - 2018: https://ncn.gov.pl/o-ncn/rada-ncn/struktura-rady

Source: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/aktualnosci/2016-12-15-nowy-sklad-rady-ncn

December workshops

  • On 2nd December 2016, another IS-EPOS Platform workshop took place on AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. Event was organized by Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences and Academic Scientific Group "GEOFON". Three days later Platform was presented by Szymon Cielesa at the workshop on a Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

New location of Department of Seismology in Kraków

  • Since 1st December 2016, Department of Seismology has new address: ul Gabrieli Zapolskiej 44, 30-126 Kraków.

NOVEMBER:

Tragic tremor in Rudna Mine, Polkowice

  • On 29tNovember 2016, tragic tremor occurred in the area of Rudna Mine. Following cover caving killed 8 miners and injured 3 more.
  • Tremor was recorded on IG PAS measurement units located in the vicinity of Polkowice. Magnitude of the event (M=3.5) was calculated on the basis of PLSN network and local seismic network. It was strong tremor although in the LGCD area, since the beggining of the mining exploaitation, stronger events took place (strongest event had mangitude M4.5).

Professor Paolo Gasparini Memorial Day, Napoli

  • On 25th November 2016, Professor Paolo Gasparini Memorial Day took place, following his sad passing on 28th July 2116. The ceremony was organized in Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II.

IS-EPOS Platform Workshop, Katowice

  • On 22th November 2016, IS-EPOS Platform Workshop was held at University of Silesia in Katowice. Event was organized by Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences and Academic Scientific Group "PREM". During workshop, participants had opportunity to explore the subject of induced seismicity in easy nad informative way.

III Science Conference, cycle: Construction - Infrastructure - MiningKraków

  • On 21st - 22nd November 2016, III Science Conference "Sustainable development of mining areas", from the cycle Construction - Infrastructure - Mining, took place. The event was held on Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology. Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska and Ph.D. Janusz Mirek were representatives of Department of Seismology IG PAS. IS-EPOS platform was presented during conference and Ph.D. Janusz Mirek has shown LUMINEOS seismic network.

Earthquake in Japan

  •  On 21st November 2016, strong eaqrthquake with magnitude M6.9 struck near Japan coast. The event happened in close location to 2011 enormours M9.0 earthquake, which triggered powerful tsunami waves, reaching up to 40,5 m, and which caused almost 16.000 casualties. Present earthquake was located at the depth of 11 km under the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (closer to the Japan coast than 2011 event). Earthquake mechanism was a type of normal fault plane solution. 2011 event had reverse fault plane solution and was located deeper (30 km under the bottom of the ocean) and closer to the border of Pacific and North American Plates, which is subduction zone. Tectonics of Japan region is very complicated due to presence of 4 tectonic plates and very active tectonic subduction zone between two aforementioned plates. Pacific Plate is moving under North American Plate with velocity up to 9 cm / year. Additionaly, on the southern edge of Japan Region, there is place of collision of 3 tectonic plates, where 3 tectonic trenches intersect - The Boso Triple Junction. The name originated from the penisula on Honsiu Island, which closes Tokyo Bay from the east, separating it from the Pacific Ocean.

Earthquake in New Zealand

  • On 13rd November 2016 at 11:02 UTC, earthquake with magnitude M7.8 struck in New Zealand. It was located 23 km beneath the surface of South Island and 90 km from largest city on the island - Christchurch. Mechanism of event corresponds with reverse fault with maximum displacement on the fault plane about 4 m and 200 km long rupture surface. Earthquake occurred in the southern edge of the Australian Plate; this region has very large seismic activity.
  • In the region of New Zealand there is collision zone, which is boundary between Australian and Pacific Plates. Relative movement of Pacific Plate under Australian Plate is approximately 46 mm / year. South Island of New Zealand is located between two subduction zones and it is a transition zone between Hikurangi and Puysegur Trenches. Second one is a boudary, where Pacific Plate moves under Australian with velociy about 38 mm / year. Tectonics of region is complicated. Relative subduction velocities are rather big, therefore seismic acitivity is large and generates earthquakes with high magnitudes.

Epicenter location of earthquake in New Zealand and range of the ground motions (source: USGS).

OCTOBER: 

Earthquakes in Italy

  • 2 strong earthquakes struck central Italy on 26th and 30th October, 2016. First one, with magnitude 6.1 , took place 30 km from Amatrice - town previously hit by 6.1M earthquake on September this year. Epicentre of second tremor was located 6 km north from Norcia. Shown below are records of these events registered by PLSN (Polish Seismological Network):

                 

    26.10.2016                                30.10.2016

Committee of Geophysics PAS Meeting, Warsaw

  • Special open meeting of Committee of Geophysics PAS, dedicated to the memory of prof. Adam Dziewoński, was held in Warsaw on 20th October 2016.

Adam Marian Dziewoński (November 15, 1936 – March 1, 2016) was a Polish-American geophysicist who made seminal contributions to the determination of the large-scale structure of the Earth's interior and the nature of earthquakes using seismological methods. He spent most of his career at Harvard University, where he was the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science.

EPOS 2 Newsletter

Article about IS-EPOS platform

  • Article: "IS-EPOS: digital research space to facilitate an integrated approach to induced seismicity" was published in newest bulletin of the Mineral and Energy Economy Intitute of the PAS. Authors of article are: prof. Stanisław Lasocki, prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora, Ph.D. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos, Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek, Ph.D. Mariusz Sterzel, Tomasz Szepieniec, prof. Grzegorz Mutke.

Inauguration of academic year 2016/2017, Warsaw

  •  11th October 2016, 11:00 a.m., Warsaw - Inauguration of academic year 2016/2017 with presence of Alicja Caputa, newest doctoral student in Department of Seismology, IG PAS.

EPOS-IP meeting, Madrid 

  • On 5th - 7th October 2016, during IPC in Madrid, WP14 Splinter meeting was held. Crucial Legal & Governance and IPR issues were discussed.

SEPTEMBER:

Damian Kula, master's student under supervision of Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska awarded during GA ESC, Trieste

  • Damian Kula, student of master's degree studies in Geophysics at University of Silesia in Katowice, currently preparing master's thesis under supervision of Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska in Institute of Geophysics PAS, was awarded during the 35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (GA ESC) in Trieste, on 5th - 9th September 2016. His paper: Comparative analysis of ERT and seismic noise changes in time for purpose of active layer investigations gained award as a best student poster (http://www.esc-web.org).

 

Seminar 22st September 2016, 11:00 a.m., conference room, Warsaw

Seminar of Department of Seismology, Institute of Geophysics PAS, 22st September 2016, Warsaw - two presentations given by out respected guests from Greece: 

  • Prof. Vasilios Karakostas : "Recent strong earthquakes in central Ionian Islands ",
  • Prof. Eleftheria Papadimitriou: “Evolutionary stress field and triggered seismicity”.

Defense of doctoral thesis of Maria Kozłowska, Warsaw 

  • 21st September 2016, Warsaw - public PhD defense of Maria Kozłowska from Department of Seismology IG PAS. Doctoral thesis: "Studying a possible inclusion of selected methods of estimating stress field changes and seismic activity to the analysis of anthropogenic seismic processes" was written under supervision of prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora.

    PhD thesis reviewers:

    • Prof. Józef Dubiński, Central Mining Institute, Katowice
    • Prof. Marco Bohnhoff, Freie Universität Berlin

There is possibility to get acquainted with mentioned doctoral dissertation in IG PAS Library (room 6, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.). 

Prof. Stanisław Lasocki in Brussels

North Korean nuclear test

  • The government of North Korea conducted his fifth nuclear test on 9th September 2016. The detonation induced large manmade earthquake - United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that earthquake occured on 9:30 a.m. (local time) and had magnitude 5.3 in Richter scale. The video footage containing interview with prof. Stanisław Lasocki: http://wiadomosci.tvp.pl/26620356/09092016-1930 (23:37 min) 

European Seismological Commission 2016, Trieste

  • Strong representation of Department of Seismology IG PAS was present during the 35rd General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (GA ESC) in Trieste, on 4th - 10th September 2016.

Anthropogenic Seismicity Workshop, Nancy

  • On 1st - 2nd September 2016, Anthropogenic Seismicity Workshop took place in Campus ARTEM, School of Mines, Nancy, France. TCS-AH platform was presented and prof. Stanisław Lasocki gave two presentations:

Integrated approach to geophysical hazards induced by exploration and exploitation of georesources - to facilitate the way of attaining excellence

Probabilistic Analysis of The Time-varyingHazard Dueto AnthropogenicSeismicity – How we do itin WP14 (TCS AH) of EPOS 

AUGUST:

EPOS-IP WP14 meeting, Nancy 

  • On 30th 31st August 2016, EPOS-IP WP14 meeting was organized in Campus ATREM School of Mines, Nancy, France, to discuss work progress within the project, legal issues necessary for further project realisation and plans for future. Institute of Geophysics, PAS, and School of Mines in France were co-organisers of meeting

SHEER 3 Newsletter

Strong earthquake in Italy

JULY:

EPOS 1 Newsletter

Vietnam

  • Ph.D. Janusz Mirek and Ph.D. Jan Wiszniowski travelled to Quang Nam province in Vietnam in order to modernize and extend VERIS seismic network.

JUNE:

LACSC, Costa Rica

  • On 20th - 22nd June 2016, in San José (Costa Rica), The Latin America and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC) 2nd Regional Accembly was held. Participants of this conference were prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora and prof. Stanisław Lasocki. 

Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek talks to Karolina Głowacka on TOK FM radio about SHEER project

 Popular scientific article, written by Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek, published by portal Science Online 

First SHEER Annual meeting, Naples

  • On 7th-9th June, 2016 in Napoli took place SHEER First Annual Meeting. Department of Seismology IG PAS was represented by: prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora, prof. Stanislaw Lasocki, Ph.D. Dorota Olszewska, Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek, Monika Staszek and Anna Lisowska. Leaders of WP2 (prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora) and WP3 (prof. Stanisław Lasocki) lead respective parts of meeting, summarizing all activities within packages.

Applied Geophysics scientific symposium, Gdańsk

  • Applied Geophysics scientific symposium was held on 1st - 3rd March 2016 in Gdańsk. Main topics of conference were: Geophysical Methods for Civil and Industrial Construction Applications, Mining Geophysics Engineering, Environmental Geophysics. During symposium Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek presented capabilities of IS-EPOS platform and gave presentation: "IS-EPOS: a digital research space to facilitate integrated approach to induced seismicity".
  • Prof. Henryk Marcak presented: "Phase change between the reflected and refracted waves in GPR measurements of ground wave"

MAY:

Seminar, 31st May 2016, 2:00 p.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Szymon Cielesta: The effect of intermediate principal stress (sigma2) on seismicity in mine.

SHEER 2 Newsletter

APRIL:

Seminar, 27th April 2016, 11:00 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Monika Staszek: Evaluation of static stress drop influence on seismicity distribution at The Geysers geothermal area.

EGU, Vienna

  • Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński, Maria Kozłowska and Alicja Caputa participated in European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, which took place in Vienna on 17th - 22nd April 2016.

Seminar, 5th April 2016, 11:00 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Maria Kozłowska: Investigating untypical seismicity distribution in Upper Silesia hard coal mine - insight into natural, human-induced and coseismic stress change. 
    
    					

FEBRUARY:

Seminar, 29th February 2016, 12:00 p.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Prof. Henryk Marcak: Use of Seismic Interferometry for Assessment of the Environment Risk Related to Exploitation of Shale Gas.

Nanometrics measuring units training course, Kraków 

  •  On 2nd - 3rd February 2016, Nanometrics measuring units training course took place in the Department of Seismology, IG PAS, Kraków. Training was lead by Robert Statham, canadian representative of Nanometrics.

JANUARY:

Seminar, 27th January 2016, 3:00 p.m., room 213, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos, Szymon Cielesta, Monika Staszek: Characteristics of seismicity related to hydro-fracturing. Review and Case Studies.

2015 summary meeting, Warsaw

  • On 29th January 2016, during meeting summarizing 2015 year in Warsaw, Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński presented accomplishments of Department of Seismology in the field of statutory activities. 

SHEER 1 Newsletter

Sucess of IS-EPOS project appreciated in Europe

 

2015

NOVEMBER:

IS-EPOS Platform presented to general public, Katowice

  • IS-EPOS PLATFORM was presented to the general public during an international conference to Digital Research Space for Anthropogenic Hazard Studies, 19th - 20th November in Katowice.

    The conference, which brought together over 120 representatives of academia, industry and geophysical students from all over Europe, was organized at the end of the prestigious project of the IS-EPOS: Digital Research Space of Induced Seismicity for EPOS Purposes, carried out in our Institute by Prof. Stanislaw Lasocki (project manager) and Prof. Beata Orlecka-Sikora (Director of the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences), in cooperation with consortium members of the Central Mining Institute, ACK Cyfronet AGH and the Coal Company.

    The project is funded by the Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013 (more than PLN 16,7mln; 85% of which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund). Supervising institution is the National Centre for Research and Development. The result of the project IS-EPOS is a digital platform which is fully functional prototype of the integration of research infrastructures anthropogenic hazards.

    During the first session day the participants presented the result of a project that is IS-EPOS digital platform, providing access to integrated data of induced seismicity and data processing services.The conference participants took part in discussions on joining European infrastructure initiatives in and proper, for the requirements implementation of innovative solutions, cooperation between science and industry.

    On the second day, during the workshops, future users could get acquainted with the platform.

  • The international conference to Digital Research Space for Anthropogenic Hazard Studies, which took place on 19th - 20th November in Katowice, was held under the auspicies of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Ministry of Economy and the National Centre for Research and Development.

OCTOBER:

Children's Univeristy in Department of Seismology, Kraków

  • In October - November 2015, series of 13 lectures took place in the framework of Children's University programme. Events were held in the Department of Seismology in Kraków. The main topic of the lectures was answering the children to the question: "Will it be an earthquake in Kraków?". M.Sc. Maria Kosłowska explained to more than 200 children why there are no strong earthquakes in Kraków, history of seismicity in Poland, where and how earthquakes are recorded. Children had an opportunity to analyze seismograms and generate their own "earthquake".

MAY:

Seminar, 29th May 2015, 10:30 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ph.D. Jan Wiszniowski Applying the General Regression Neural Network to ground motion prediction equations of induced events.
  • Ms.C. Katarzyna Nowak Stress analysis based on full moment tensor solutions from the region Song Tranh 2 reservoir.

Kick - off meeting of SHEER project 

  • The kick-off meeting of international SHEER (Shale gas Exploration and Exploitation induced Risks) project took place in Cracow on May 5th-7th. The consortium includes partners from Italy, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and USA.

    The objective of SHEER is to develop best practices for assessing and mitigating the environmental footprint of shale gas exploration and exploitation. It will develop a probabilistic procedure for assessing short and long-term risks associated with groundwater contamination, air pollution and induced seismicity. An important part of SHEER will be devoted to monitor and understand how far enhanced permeability pattern, which may develop as an unwanted by-product of the fracking processes, will develop both in space and time. SHEER will develop methodologies and procedures to track and model fracture evolution around shale gas exploitation sites and a robust statistically based, multi-parameter methodology to assess environmental impacts and risks across the operational lifecycle of shale gas. The developed methodologies will be applied and tested on a comprehensive database consisting of seismicity, changes of the quality of ground-waters and air, ground deformations, and operational data collected from past case studies. Representatives of all institutions involved in the project were present during the kick-off meeting.

    All data collected during SHEER project will be integrated within IS-EPOS platform (http://is-epos.eu/).

 

APRIL:

Seminar, 30th April 2015, 10:30 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ms.C. Maria Kozłowska Earthquake spectral analysis using empirical Green's function (EGF) method.

MARCH:

Seminar, 26th March 2015, 11:30 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ms.C. Wojciech Białoń Seismicity of Czorsztyn Lake region: A case of reservoir triggered seismic process?
  • Alicja Caputa Analysis of post blasting source mechanism of mining induced seismic events occured on Rudna copper mine, Poland.

Visit of guests from Egypt

 

  • On 3rd - 27th March 2015, Department of Seismology IG PAS was visited by Prof. Haggag Hamed Mohamed and Ph.D. Ezzat Mohamed Elamin from The Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT) in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Recorded data from Aswan dam area was presented and relation between seismicity ratio and annual changes of water level in repository was discusssed. in the framework of the visit. Exemplary recordings of seismic events were used to conduct focal mechanism analysis and spectral analysis. Further frames of cooperation were determined in the area of observational seismology.

February:

Seminar, 26th February 2015, 11:30 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński Source mechanism of March 19th Rudna's mine rockburst in a view of local and regional seismic data.
  • Ms.C. Paweł Urban Violations of Gutenberg-Richter relation in anthropogenic seismicity.

January:

Seminar, 15th January, 11:00 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek Focal mechanisms of the induced seismic events from Song Trahn2 reservoir (Vietnam).
  • Ms.C. Monika Staszek Converted waves modeling and evaluation of CCP stacking efficiency.

 

2014

NOVEMBER:

Seminar, 27th November 2014, 10:00 a.m., conference room, Kraków

  • Ms.C. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos Modeling seismicity rate changes by studying the effect of stress field variation on seismicity.
  • Ms.C. Szymon Cielesta Numerical modeling of dynamic phenomena occurring in the rock mass.

     

MAY:

Seminar, 14th May 2014, 11:00 a.m., room 213, Warsaw

  • Ms.C. Konstantinos Leptokaropoulos Completeness Magnitude Determination for Seismicity Catalogs.
  • Ph.D. Piotr Senatorski prof. PAN Modelling of earthuakes and seismic cycles.

     

APRIL:

Seminar, 23rd April 2014, 12:00 p.m., room 213, Warsaw

  • Ms.C. Katja Thiemann Seismic monitoring in salt mines.
  • Ph.D..Mariusz Białecki On complex systems description of seismicity.

     

MARCH:

Seminar, 13th March 2014, 09:30 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Zbigniew Czechowski prof. PAN Construction of a Langevin model from time series with a periodical correlation function: Application to wind speed data.
  • Ms.C. Paweł Urban Complexity of distributions of sources of seismic sources in relation with induced seismicity and its consequences.

FEBRUARY:

Seminar, 13th February 2014, 09:30 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński Seismic network LUMINEOS - possibilities and prospects of monitoring of seismicity induced by minining activities. 
  • Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek Fast estimation of spectral parameters of seismic records using BREWS (Bucharest Rapid Early Warning System).

 

2013

 

November:

Seminar, 21st November 2013, 11:00 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Jan Wiszniowski and Ms.C. Beata Plesiewicz VERIS seismic network in Vietnam - installation and first registrations.
  • Ph.D. Wojciech Dębski, prof. PAN  Inwersja Bayesowska - czy można ilościowo szacować błędy?

OCTOBER:

Seminar, 25th October 2013, 11:00 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D.. Beata Orlecka-Sikora, prof. PAN Wpływ kosejsmicznych zmian naprężeń głównych na proces sejsmiczny w kopalni Rudna.
  • Prof. Stanisław Lasocki CiD w sejsmiczności indukowanej - przypadek sekwencji trzęsień ziemi Emilia-Romagna 2012.

     

SEPTEMBER:

Seminar, 23rd September 2013, 1:30 p.m., room 213, Warsaw

  • prof. Tsuyoshi ISHIDA: Dept. of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering Kyoto University C-Cluster, Katsura Campus of Kyoto University - Stress Redistribution with Chamber Excavation. Advantages of CO2 fracturing for shale gas recovery: Evidence from laboratory experiments.

     

JULY:

Seminar, 11th July .2013, 11:00 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Jan Kozak and Ph.D. Petr Jedlicka, goście z Czeskiej Akademii Nauk - Prezentacja nowych przyrządów do badań drgań obrotowych.

     

JUNE:

Seminar, 5th June 2013, 1:30 p.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Łukasz Rudziński Badania grupowania zjawisk w oparciu o podobieństwo sygnałów w sejsmiczności indukowanej działalnością górniczą.
  • Ph.D. Jan Wiszniowski Zastosowanie sztucznych sieci neuronowych do estymacji regresji.

     

MAY:

Seminar, 22nd May 2013, 1:30 p.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Roman Teisseyre Fracture Processes in Asymmetric Theory.

     

APRIL:

Seminar, 17th April 2013, 1:30 p.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ms.C. Maria Kozłowska Zastosowanie modelu Rate-and-State do modelowania zmian sejsmiczności po wstrząsie w kopalni złota Mponeng.
  • Ph.D. Grzegorz Lizurek Wstrząs z dnia 19.03.2013 z kopalni "Rudna". Zjawisko wyzwolone na uskoku?

     

MARCH:

Seminar, 20th March 2013, 11:00 a.m., room 106c, Warsaw

  • Ph.D. Włodzimierz Bielski, prof. IGF PAN Ograniczenia dla efektywnych stałych materiałowych i zastosowania w sejsmologii.
  • Ms.C. Monika Dec USArray a obraz struktury po kolejnych trzęsieniach ziemi.

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