TIDES: TIme-DEpendent Seismology

 An Action supported by the COST Association, TIDES aims at structuring the EU seismological community to enable development of data-intensive, time-dependent techniques for monitoring Earth active processes (e.g., earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, glacial earthquakes) and oil/gas reservoirs.

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TIDES Participating countries





Chair of the Action: Andrea Morelli
INGV Bologna, IT;

Vice Chair of the Action: Jean-Paul Montagner 
IPGP, Paris, FR;

Science officer of the Action: Deniz Karaca
COST Assn., Bruxelles, BE;

Admin. officer of the Action: Tania Gonzalez Ovin
COST Assn., Bruxelles, BE;

Grant Holder Sci. Representative: Lucia Zaccarelli 
INGV Bologna, IT;

Grant Manager: Francesco Caprara
INGV Bologna, IT;


TIDES Contacts

 +39 0514151424