BSM 2019: Frontiers of Seismology

4-6 September

Edinburgh, UK


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The British Seismology Meeting (BSM2019: Frontiers of Seismology) aims to bring together seismologists from the UK and abroad, from both industry and academia to present and discuss a wide range of seismological research. The aim is to cover all aspects of seismology. We propose the following list of possible themes:

  • earthquake seismology
  • seismic hazard and risk
  • micro-seismicity
  • nuclear test monitoring
  • induced seismicity
  • seismic engineering
  • exploration seismology
  • imaging the earth at all scales
  • seismic instrumentation
  • dealing with big data
  • earthquake catalogues

The list is not exhaustive and presentations that do not fall into these categories will also be gratefully considered.

General Information

The meeting will be held at the Informatics Forum in the University of Edinburgh 4-6 September 2019 and will include lunch each day and the conference dinner.

We will be inviting keynote speakers, and we encourage abstracts from postgraduates and early career researchers. A small exhibition from seismic instrument producers and publishers is also planned.

In the spirit of the first meeting in this series, held in 2017 in Reading, we hope this will be an opportunity to strengthen and establish new links within and between seismological communities and industries, and that this meeting, with the help of UK Universities, will continue to be a regular feature on the calendar of UK and European seismologists.


Invited Speakers

 (to be updated)

  • Prof. Frederik Tilmann, GFZ, Potsdam
    "The value of patience - a review of a decade of observing the North Chilean subduction with the Integrated Plate boundary Observatory Chile (IPOC)"
  • Dr. Stephen Myers, LLNL, Livermore
    "Seismological analysis of the announced DPRK nuclear tests"
  • Dr. John Brittan, Ion Geophysical Corporation, London
    “Contemporary Exploration Seismic Imaging - Where we are and what comes next”
  • Dr. Stephen Hicks, Imperial College, London
    "Seismic imaging of volatile cycling in the Lesser Antilles subduction zone"
  • Dr. Amy Gilligan, University of Aberdeen
    "Understanding post-subduction tectonics: constraints from the North Borneo Orogeny Seismic Survey (nBOSS)"
  • Dr. Margarita Segou, BGS, Edinburgh
    "Recent Advances in Earthquake Forecasting"
  • Dr. Roger Musson, Ltd, Edinburgh
    Dinner speech: "Seismology was invented in Edinburgh"