The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) is an international, non-governmental, non-profit association devoted to the rapid collection and dissemination of earthquake information and the promotion of seismological research.

Initiated in 1975 upon the recommendation of the European Seismological Commission (ESC), the EMSC started operating at the Institut de physique du globe de Strasbourg (IPGS) in 1976. Submitted in 1982, the EMSC official statutes were finally established in 1983. Ever since, the EMSC has operated a system for rapid collection, determination, and dissemination of earthquake parameters using seismic data contributed by seismological institutes around the world together with crowdsourced data from earthquake eyewitnesses.

Today, the EMSC is the European infrastructure for seismological parameters and products in EPOS and member of the EPOS Seismology Consortium. It rests on several actors, each contributing to the functioning of such a European seismological data base and to the scientific cooperation among the European and Mediterranean countries in the field of earthquake research.

Download the EMSC Statutes (PDF) and Internal Rules (PDF).

Members Executive council Data contributors Staff

The office

The EMSC staff is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. The staff monitors the multichannel earthquake detection system and provides assistance with the technical and operational procedures for data dissemination among the members. They also liaise with different stakeholders and partners, and engage with the community of earthquake eyewitnesses.

Secretary general
Frédéric ROUSSEL
Software engineer/ Webmaster

Julien ROCH

Matthieu LANDÈS

Robert STEED
Data Analyst/ Software engineer

Jean-Marc CHENY
Web developer

Guillaume UCCIANI

Geophysical engineer

List of current opportunities

Work internships

Internship about Messaging and App at EMSC [PDF]

Internship about Sponsoring at EMSC [PDF]