Workshop on Nordic probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

Welcome to join Nordic Seismic Hazard Analysis training course onsite Kumpula Campus, Helsinki, Finland on 17-19 April 2023! The free of charge course focuses on probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and it is targeted to students (MSc, PhD), postdoctoral researchers, professionals and others interested in the topic.

The new European Seismic Hazard Map (ESHM20) is a Pan-European product and has inspired many related discussions among Nordic seismologists. However, it is not meant to replace national and/or regional efforts. It also poses some problems, such as a fairly high magnitude threshold, which means that the hazard calculation was based on a small number of earthquakes. Recent national projects have also investigated probabilistic seismic hazard analysis (PSHA) locally. This has motivated Nordic actors to organise together a training course/workshop focusing on low-seismicity regions.

The 3-day free-of-charge course will review PSHA with emphasis on the Fennoscandian peninsula. The lectures will begin with an introduction to PSHA, followed by specific sessions about earthquake catalogs and other input data, seismic source modelling, ground-motion variability, intensity measures and ground- motion prediction equations, hazard computation and analysis of the results. Guided hands-on exercises are included.

The lectures are given by four experts:

  • Mathilde Sørensen, University of Bergen
  • Niranjan Joshi, University of Uppsala
  • Päivi Mäntyniemi, Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki
  • Amir Sadeghi-Bagherabadi, Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki


Institute of Seismology, University of Helsinki is warmly welcoming all interested to take part in this course!

Registration is requested, but there is no registration fee. Lunches are included for registered participants. There is also possibility to ably for a travel grant to cover accommodation and travel expenses from Nordic countries.