After three years, SERA project (Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infraestucture Aliance for Europe) comes to an end. The project final meeting was virtually held on 23 and 24 of April. During the meeting, each working package presented its main achievements and provided a summary of all activities conducted in the framework of SERA. Irene DeFelipe and Ramon Carbonell took part on this final meeting.

Both researchers were members of the WP5, whose goal was to design "a network to provide open-acces to seismic data". "In this project, we have gathered seismic data acquired by ICTJA-CSIC researchers since 90's and we have built a data base that contains all the acquistion technical data, project description, authorship, affiliation, time and place of the experiment, related publications and funding agency",said Irene DeFelipe.

All this metadata (and also the related data) has been deposited in the digital.CSIC data repository withs corresponding DOI to be clearly identified.

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This final meeting was planned to be held in ETH Zurich (Switzerland). However, and due to the measures adopted to avoid COVID-19 outbreak, was finally done via videoconference.

The final meeting started with the management board meeting, continued with the final science meeting on Thursday and ended the next day with the General Assembly (GA) meeting on which all project partners attended and shared their thoughts and learnings gained through SERA.

The SERA project aims to reduce the risk posed by natural and anthropogenic earthquakes based on innovative research and development projects. SERA will significantly improve the access to data, services and research infrastructures for scientists and other professionals.

More information
  • DeFelipe, I., Carbonell, R., Ivandic, M., Roberts, R., and Atakan, K. (2020). WP5 Highlights. Networking Deep Seismic Sounding Data and Products. SERA Final Meeting, online, April 2020.
  • Atakan, K., Carbonell, R., DeFelipe, I., Ivandik, M., & Roberts, R. (2019). WP 5.4: networking deep seismic sounding data and products. SERA project. Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA). http://hdl.handle.net/10261/183321

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