Participants and Collaborations


The Dublin basin seismic network, one of the two seismic networks operated by the SIM-CRUST project, has been deployed using a pool of five stations offered by the seismology group of the School of Geological Sciences at the University College Dublin.

Geothermal Energy Ltd furnished support to the analysis of the seismic structure of the Dublin basin giving access to geological and geophysical observations collected within their deep geothermal exploration programme along the Blackrock to Newcastle Fault (South Dublin).



The SIM-CRUST project will benefit from collaborations with other institutions involved in geothermal research in different countries:

Columbia University: The new code for trans-dimensional Local Earthquake Tomography and the updates to the code for trans-dimensional inversion of Receiver Functions have been developed in collaboration with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of the Columbia University (NY, USA).
Contact: Alberto Malinverno

INGV-Pisa: The geothermal site of Larderello-Travale and surrounding area is a perfect place to test the techniques developed at DIAS for geothermal exploration. Data from the on-going project GAPSS (Geothermal Area Passive Seismic Sources) will be analyzed to compare 3D and 4D P-wave models obtained from different techniques. Seismic anisotropy from S-wave splitting from local earthquakes will be compared to seismic anisotropy constrained by Receiver Function Analysis.
Contacts: Davide Piccinini, Gilberto Saccorotti

Vienna University: The Vienna basin is a key-area for the geothermal research in Austria. The methodology developed at DIAS will be tested using data from local seismic deployments to characterize the structure of the basin in term of S-wave velocity and seismic anisotropy. Local earthquakes recorded during the 2013 Ebreichsdorf sequence (Mw=4.0) will be used to produce a 3D P-wave model of the basin.
Contacts: Irene Bianchi, Ronan Le Bras

University of Lyon: Passive seismics and magnetotelluric data are two of the most effective geophysical observables for defining promising volumes at depth for geothermal exploitation. The SIM-CRUST project developed, in collaboration with the University of Lyon, a new tool for the joint inversion of magnetotelluric and receiver function data.
Contact: Thomas Bodin