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

When: Tuesday 11.10.2022 at 9.00–16.00

Where: GTK, Espoo (Vuorimiehentie 5)/Teams


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 hybrid event will take place on Tuesday 11 October at 9-16. Instruction on the remote participation will be sent to registered participants. It will be mainly in Finnish with a few of the scientific presentations in English.

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.

SEISMIC RISK project is funded through the Academy of Finland's call for new research projects on crisis preparedness and security of supply for 2020-2023 (decision numbers 337913, 338075, 339670).

Preliminary program

9.00 – 9.30 Morning Coffee

9.30 – 9.40 Welcoming words, Annakaisa Korja (HY)  

9.40 – 10.00 An overview of Finland's geothermal projects, Teppo Arola (GTK)

Session 1: Seismic hazard

Chair: Annakaisa Korja (HY)

10.00 – 10.15 Seismic source areas and hazard maps, Päivi Mäntyniemi (Seismo)     

10.15 – 10.30 The updated Finnish seismic hazard model and preliminary results, SEISMIC RISK – project: Ludovic Fülöp (VTT) ENG 

10.30 – 10.45 Hazard map user perspective, Jussi Jalkanen (Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy) (online presentation)

10.45 – 11.00 Break

Session 2: Legislative needs related to geothermal energy

Chair: Ludovic Fülöp (VTT) 

11.00 – 11.15 Geothermal energy and the knowledge challenge of governing policy problems, SEISMIC RISK – project: Pia Bäcklund (HY)

11.15 – 11.30 Legislation needs related to geothermal energy in Finland, Jukka Korri (Ramboll Finland Oy)

11.30 – 11.45 Swiss case study, Nicole Lupi, Swiss Bundesamt für Energie BFE (online presentation) ENG

11.45 – 12.00 Strasbourg induced seismicity case, Jean Schmittbuhl (University of Strasbourg) (online presentation) ENG                                                 

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch break

Session 3: Induced seismicity and the effect of soil in propagation of seismic waves

Chair: Timo Ruskeeniemi (GTK)                         

13.15 – 13.30 Detection of induced seismic events with dense seismic network, SEISMIC RISK – project, Tommi Vuorinen (Seismo)

13.30 – 13.45 Modification of seismic waves with representative top-soil conditions in Finland, preliminary results, SEISMIC RISK – project Paula Keto (VTT)

13.45 – 14.00 The importance of rock surface modeling to soil properties, SEISMIC RISK – project Teemu Lindqvist (GTK)

14.00 – 14.30 Coffee break

Session 4: Modeling of seismic and acoustic waves as part of geothermal risk management

Chair: Gregor Hillers (Seismo)

14.30 – 14.45 Ambient Noise Tomography of the Helsinki area from three asynchronous deployments, SEISMIC RISK – project Roméo Courbis (Sisprobe, France) (online presentation) ENG

14.45 – 15.00 Seismo-acoustic Wavefield Simulations, SEISMIC RISK – project Lukas Krenz (TUM, Germany) (online presentation) ENG


Chair: Pia Bäcklund (HY) 

15.00 – 15.45 Panel Discussion

15.45 – 15.50 Summary and concluding remarks, Annakaisa Korja (HY), Niko Putkinen (GTK), Ludovic Fülöp (VTT)

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