Welcome to the SEISMIC RISK – Mitigation of induced seismic risk in urban environment – OPEN SEMINAR!

When: Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 9.30 – 15.30

Where: Teams (link provided to registered participants)


University of Helsinki, together with the Geological Survey of Finland and VTT, is organizing an Open science seminar on the current activities in geothermal projects and preliminary research results of the Academy-funded SEISMIC RISK – Mitigation of induced seismic risk in urban environment – project.  The virtual event will take place on Tuesday 12 October at 9.30 - 15.30. It will be mainly in Finnish with a few of the scientific presentations in English. The Open Seminar is held in Teams. The link is provided to the registered participants, therefore, please remember to register to the seminar via this link.

The SEISMIC RISK – Open Seminar consists of scientific introductory presentations in seismic risk, project stakeholder communications, and scientific presentations of the project preliminary results, and discussion on the future tasks and goals of the project. See the preliminary program below. (Note that changes to the program are possible!).


Preliminary Program

Session 1: Introduction to the Seismic risk project

Chair: Annakaisa Korja

9.30 – 9.45 Welcoming words and introduction (in Finnish), Annakaisa Korja (ISUH)

9.45 – 10.00 Why is seismic risk seen to be on the increase? (in Finnish), Päivi Mäntyniemi (ISUH)

10.00 – 10.15 How and by whom should seismic risk be managed? (in Finnish), Pia Bäcklund and Johanna Tuomisaari (UH)

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break

Session 2: Stakeholder communications

Chair: Niko Putkinen

10.30 – 10.45 Geothermal energy – potential and environmental impact (in Finnish), Ilmo Kukkonen (UH)

10.45 - 11.00 Could ground source heat and geothermal energy be the answer to climate change prevention and energy demand? (in Finnish), Ilkka Vähäaho (City of Helsinki)

11.00 - 11.15 What St1 Otaniemi taught us (in Finnish), Matti Pentti (St1)

11.15 – 11.25 Break

11.25 – 11.40  Ruskeasuo geothermal pilot heating plant (in Finnish), Sami Mustonen (Helen Oy)

11.40 – 12.00 Discussion   

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break

Session 3: Scientific presentations

Chair: Ludovic Fülöp

13.00 – 13.15 Framework for the 3D geology of the Otaniemi area (in Finnish), Emilia Kosonen and Teemu Lindqvist (GTK)

13.15 – 13.30 Ambient Noise Tomography of the Helsinki area from 3 asynchronous deployments, Roméo Courbis (Sisprobe, France)

13.30 – 13.45 Seismo-acoustic Wavefield Simulations, Lukas Krenz (TUM, Germany)

13.45 – 14.00  Coffee break

Chair: Annakaisa Korja

14.00 – 14.15 Updated seismic zone model for Finland – information for seismic hazard calculation, Ludovic Fülöp (VTT)

14.15 – 14.30 Induced seismicity in enhanced geothermal systems – case study from Otaniemi (in Finnish), Tommi Vuorinen (ISUH)

14.30 – 15.00 Discussion

15.00 – 15.30 Wrap-up and closing of the meeting (in Finnish), Annakaisa Korja (ISUH), Niko Putkinen (GTK) ja Ludovic Fülöp (VTT)

More information:

Annakaisa Korja

SEISMIC RISK –project leader

Niina Junno

SEISMIC RISK –project coordinator