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Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity

5 to 8 March 2019 in Davos, Switzerland

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Induced seismicity remains a major challenge for numerous geo-energy applications around the world and a fascinating research topic. Two years full of scientific progress have passed and new, sometimes surprising developments took place since we last met in Davos for the 2nd Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity.

We now like to invite you to join us for the third workshop that will continue in the tradition of the highly acclaimed previous editions in 2015 and 2017. The focus will again be on discussing the state of the art and future directions of all aspects related to induced seismicity. Special sessions are planned, for example, on lab and underground experiments, the Groningen experience, and the Pohang earthquakes. We also will explore the use of induced seismicity to understand earthquake physics and advance earthquake predictability research.


  1. Case Studies I: World Tour
  2. Social Aspects of Induced Seismicity
  3. Natural or Induced, and Beyond
  4. Induced Seismicity in the Dutch Gas Fields
  5. Physics of Induced Earthquakes I
  6. Physics of Induced Earthquakes II
  7. Modelling Induced Seismicity
  8. Deep Underground Laboratories
  9. Advances in Monitoring Induced Seismicity
  10. Case Studies II: panta rhei

See programme for more details.


The preliminary programme is now available here.

Keynote Speakers

  • Pablo Ampuero (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jens Birkholzer (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Stephen Bourne (Shell Global Solutions International, The Netherlands)
  • Frederic Cappa (Université Côte d‘Azur, France)
  • Torsten Dahm (GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany)
  • Bill Ellsworth (Stanford University, USA)
  • Domenico Giardini (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Thomas Goebel (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)
  • Caspar Hirschi (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
  • Jan-Dirk Jansen (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Chris Marone (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Art McGarr (United States Geological Survey, USA)
  • Jean Schmittbuhl (Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • Jen Schneider (Boise State University, USA)
  • Alex Schubnel (École Normale Supérieure Paris, France)
  • Norman Sieroka (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Gunter Siddiqi (Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE)
  • Manuel Sintubin (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
  • Evelina Trutnevyte (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Stefan Wiemer (Swiss Seismological Service SED)

 (confirmed as of 7 February 2019)


Conference attendance is limited to 130 persons. Registration opens in November on a first-come, first-served basis with two different price categories:

  • Standard: 450 Swiss francs
  • Student: 300 Swiss francs

Please register here (starting November 2018). There will be a waiting list, once the 130 places are filled.

Registration deadline: 31 January 2019 - The workshop is fully booked. Please contact us if you want to be placed on the waiting list.

You can register an accompanying person for 200 Swiss francs. This includes the ice-breaker event on Tuesday and the dinners on Wednesday and Thursday.

Abstract Submission

To be considered for an oral or poster presentation (12 minutes / A0 portrait) you have to submit an abstract of one page length. Please use this template and submit your abstract here (starting in November 2018).

Abstract Submission deadline: 14 January 2019

We will review all abstracts and inform you in January 2019 of the acceptance.

Fellowship Application

Doctoral and master students are invited to apply for one of 4 fellowships that will cover the conference fee and travel support. Before registering, please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your motivation (maximum of 500 words), and an abstract for a poster or oral presentation (using this template) as PDF files to We will review all applications, and if yours is ranked within the top 4, you will receive a voucher to register for free. If your application is rejected but you still would like to attend the workshop, you can then purchase a student registration for 300 Swiss francs.

Fellowship Application deadline: 16 December 2018







Personal Registration - The workshop is fully booked. Please contact us if you want to be placed on the waiting list.

Poster Instructions

  • A0 size and vertical/portrait format only
  • printed (it is not possible to print the posters in Davos)

Programme Outline

Tuesday, 5 March 2019:

  • 16:00 - 18:00: Registration
  • 18:00 - 20:00: Ice-breaker (aperitif with Swiss music)
  • 20:00 - 22:00: Self-paid Dinner

Wednesday, 6 March 2019:

  • 07:30 - 08:00: Registration
  • 08:00 - 19:00: Workshop
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Snow hike with torches
  • 20:30 - 22:30: Fondue dinner

Thursday, 7 March 2019:

  • 08:00 - 19:20: Workshop
  • 20:00 - 22.30: Conference dinner

Friday, 8 March 2019:

  • 08:30 - 14:00: Workshop and lunch


Registration: 31 January 2018

Abstract Submission: 14 January 2019

Fellowship Application: 16 December 2018