The Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Infrastructure Alliance for Europe (SERA) is an EU-funded Horizon 2020-supported programme that involves 31 partners from 16 European countries.
SERA aims to reduce the risk posed by natural and anthropogenic earthquakes based on innovative research and development projects. SERA started in May 2017 and will last for three years.
What will Seismo@school do?
The NERC via the British Geological Survey lead WP3 Networking Seismo@school outreach programs; including the following tasks:
- workshops in educational seismology
- resource collation and publication
- coordination and interaction with the wider community
- science with seismo@school
- integration of citizen seismology and educational seismology
Deliverables of the project:
- survey of educational seismology activities in Europe and globally
- integrated results of educational seismology workshops
- compilation of resources for seismo@school
- science with seismo@school: results and targets
- integration between educational and citizen seismology initiatives: achievements and strategies
Workshops in educational seismology
In November 2017, more than 200 teachers mainly from Romania but also from Moldavia and Ukraine gathered for the first SERA teachers' workshop in Bucharest
Integration of citizen seismology and educational seismology
In February 2018, the BGS convened a two-day discussion workshop on educational and citizen seismology at the Geological Society of London.
The meeting was designed as a forum for experts in educational and citizen seismology to get together and discuss areas of mutual interest and discover potential synergies and future collaborations.
The meeting combined keynote talks, discussions and demonstration sessions.
Watch the EduCitiSeis2018 keynote talks.