GROUP PICTURE (20/10/2022)



The International Statistical Seismology (StatSei) conference is a well-established biennial meeting focusing on recent developments in statistical seismology. The meetings cover a series of topics pertaining to statistical descriptions of

  • earthquake occurrences,

  • rupture / failure processes, both in situ and in the lab,

  • heterogeneous tectonic environments (faults, fault zone structures) related to earthquake processes.

The ultimate goal of these approaches is to improve our understanding of the complex, unstable process leading to earthquake ruptures, exploiting statistical theory and models. A natural development is also to design forecasting models which allow constraining probabilities of earthquake occurrences.

This conference will attract 100 researchers for 5 days to present and discuss the very recent developments in the field. Two poster sessions and afternoon tutorials aimed at introducing in a practical way new methods and models will be organized, on top of lectures and talks. PhD students and young scientists are specifically welcome!



The program can be downloaded here (last updated 10/10).



Camilla Cattania (MIT), Louis Debarros (GéoAzur, Nice), William Frank (MIT), Chris Marone (La Sapienza Università di Roma), Patricia Martinez-Garzon (GFZ Potsdam), Warner Marzocchi (University of Naples), Men-Andrin Meier (ETH Zurich), Piero Poli (ISTerre Grenoble), Daniel Trugman (University of Texas, Austin), Nicholas van der Elst (USGS), Elisa Varini (Istituto di Matematica Applicata e Tecnologie Informatiche, Milan), Jérôme Weiss (ISTerre Grenoble).



The abstract submission is now closed.

 The Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here. 



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StatSei Conferences are usually held every two years, and are located in a different country every time. Not unlike the Olympic Games, the conference has been delayed by a year due to the sanitary crisis, and will travel from Japan (August 2019) to France (October 2022). 

Past Conferences:
Motohakone, Kanagawa, Japan, 18-21 August 2019. [StatSei11]
Wellington, New Zealand, 20-24 February 2017 [StatSei10]
Potsdam, Germany, 14 -18 June 2015. [StatSei9]
Peking University, Beijing, China, 11-15 August 2013. [StatSei8]
Thera (Santorini), Greece, 25-27 May 2011. [StatSei7]
Lake Tahoe, California, U.S.A., April 12–16, 2009. [StatSei6]
Erice – Sicily (Italy), May 31-June 6, 2007. [StatSei5]
Shonan Village campus, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, January 9-13, 2006. [StatSei4]
Juriquilla-Queretaro, Mexico, May 4-7, 2003. [StatSei3]
Wellington, New Zealand, April 18-21, 2001. [StatSei2]
China State Seismological Bureau. [StatSei1]



Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC/SCEC, Los Angeles, USA), Annemarie Christophersen (GNS, Lower Hutt, New-Zealand), David Marsan (USMB, Le Bourget du Lac, France), Stefan Wiemer (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), Jiancang Zhuang (ISM, Tachikawa, Japan)


Jean-Paul Ampuero (IRD-OCA, Nice, France), Sebastian Hainzl (GFZ, Potsdam, Germany), Agnès Helmstetter (CNRS-UGA, Grenoble, France), Zachary Ross (CalTech, Pasadena, USA), Maximilian Werner (University of Bristol, UK).



Fees will be of the order of 450 € for the week, to be confirmed later. They cover 

  • transportation by bus from Ajaccio airport to the IESC in Cargèse on Sunday, and back on Saturday
  • lodging for the 6 nights
  • breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks
  • use of the facilities at the IESC

The dinners are not covered (there are plenty of restaurants at the village of Cargèse, which can be reached by foot in ~ 10'). 



The school will be held at the Institut des Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica, France. All the details about the location and the facilities can be found at the IESC webpage

More about the accommodation can be found here.



Please contact for any questions related to the conference.



6th of April - 3rd  of June 2022: abstract submission (now closed)

June 2022: selection of participants

8/7/2022: confirmations sent. Registration is now open.

20/9/2022: closing of registrations.

Conference: 17-21/10/2022

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