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36th European Seismological Commission Grants and Awards

Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course (YSTC)

As customary, the General Assembly (GA) of the European Seismological Commission will be preceded by the “Peter Bormann Young Seismologist Training Course” (YSTC) which is going to be held one week before the GA.. It is intended for postgraduate students of seismology and early career scientists. This year, the course will expose the students to the theory and practice of seismic arrays at a wide range of spatial scales (https://www.escmalta2018.eu/page/YSTC), under the tutorship of a number of experts in the field. This topic has not been addressed previously in the preceding editions of the YSTC. The participants will then be given the opportunity to attend the ESCGA2018 in Valletta. The grant for the 20 selected participants will include course attendance and any lecture material, H/B accommodation (in double/triple rooms, in standard or superior apartments) for two weeks, coffee breaks, ESC GA registration fee. Travel costs are to covered by the applicant. The grant recipient must submit an abstract to the ESC GA as first author and must present the work in either an oral or poster session during the General Assembly. Applications are due by 16 April 2018.

ESC/SSA Travel Grant
The ESC/SSA Student Travel Grant is available to anyone traveling from Americas. This grant is provided under a cooperative agreement between SSA and ESC.  Applications are due by 16 April 2018. Travel Grants cover the cost of meeting registration and provide a modest cash award (for the 2018 ESC-GA, U.S. based students will receive a cash award of 1000Eur). The grant recipient must submit an abstract as first author and must present their work in either an oral or poster session during the General Assembly
Italian Embassy Grant
The Italian Embassy in Malta and the Italian Institute of Culture will be sponsoring the meeting registration fee for two Italian students attending the General Assembly. The grant recipient must submit an abstract as first author and must present their work in either an oral or poster session during the General Assembly.


The application process is now closed.


Student Presentation Awards
These awards recognise the best student papers presented, either as oral or poster presentations, during the 36th European Seismological Commission General Assembly. Presentations will be judged by a special committee chaired by the principal convener of the relevant session. In judging the entries, consideration will be given to scientific rigor, contribution to the field, relevance to the conference theme and overall presentation. An official ESC certificate will be awarded.

Awards for poster presentation
Martin Bachura: "Waveform cross-correlations – precision, limitations and consequences"
Carina Haeger: "3D density, thermal and compositional model of the Antarctic lithosphere"
Awards for oral presentation
Roseanne Clement: "Using multiplets to find small signals in big data"
Lukas E. Preiswerk: "What does ambient seismic noise tell us about glacial crevassing?"
IASPEI Early Career Award goes to Roseanne Clement.