Monday, July 25, 2016

Session 04 "From school and citizen seismology to geoethics"


35th General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission
Trieste (Italy), 4-10 September 2016

Rémy Bossu, Paul Denton, Paul Earle, Giuseppe Di Capua



Monday, 5 September 2016
Room: Oceania C

4 years of seismology in school activities in Romania
Dragos Tataru, Bogdan Zaharia, and Bogdan Grecu

LastQuake: an app for massive real time crowdsourcing and seismic risk reduction
Rémy Bossu, Robert Steed, Roussel Fréderic, and Mazet-Roux Gilles

Rapid estimation of earthquake intensity from Twitter's social sensors
Carlo Meletti, Stefano Cresci, and Maurizio Tesconi

The SSE-EU programme for Educational Seismology
Gerasimos Chouliaras, Bulent Cavas, Luigi Cerri, Flora Di Martino, George Drakatos, Philip Ivanov, Orlin Kouzov, Konstantinos Makropoulos, Georgios Mavromanolakis, Marios Papaevripidou, Yvoni Pavlou, Daniela Pavlova, Mariana Potsidi, Sofoklis Sotiriou, and Zacharias Zacharia


Attendance Time: Monday, 5 September 2016, 10:30–11:30
Poster area

12-1 (ESC2016-133)
With Citizen seismology, Everyone can become a seismologist!
Gilles Mazet-Roux, Rémy Bossu, and Laurent Frobert

12-2 (ESC2016-412)
Transfrontier Macroseismology in Europe
Koen Van Noten, Christophe Sira, Thomas Lecocq, Klaus-G. Hinzen, and Thierry Camelbeeck

12-3 (ESC2016-462)
Development of the Romanian Educational Seismic Network
Bogdan Zaharia, Dragos Tataru, Bogdan Grecu, and Cristian Neagoe

12-4 (ESC2016-650)
The project of Interchange work/school in Italy: the experience at INGV
Giuliana D'Addezio

The IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics ( supports this session.

Session description:
Internet and social networks have multiplied the direct interactions between individual seismologists and citizens. Observational seismology has entered schools where they can detect signals from large global earthquakes and do real science with real data. Doing real science is one of the goals of citizen science projects alongside augmenting data collection and crowdsourcing observations on earthquake phenomena. Today there is a convergence between scientific and educational seismology projects. Many institutes and individual scientists are active on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Smartphone apps are replacing websites as the main source of rapid earthquake information. Communication has also expanded from rapid information to time evolving hazard, risk and even operational earthquake forecasts. These developments change the way we, as scientists interact with society. They present significant opportunities to transfer the value of scientific research to citizens, in order to avoid or minimize risky interaction as demonstrated by the l’Aquila trial.
We invite papers on schools, citizen science or public communications initiatives as well as analysis of their ethical, social and cultural implications.

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