Arbeitsgruppe Induzierte Seismizität

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We would like to thank all participants for a successful workshop.

An interview regarding the workshop can be read, downloaded or listened to.


The following presentations have been cleared for publication:




Malin Video 1 2





The meeting continues the successful 1st workshop held jointly by FKPE / ECGS in Luxembourg 2010. We invite contributions to all fields of Induced Seismicity with special focus on geothermal and shale gas reservoirs. The workshop will offer a mix of invited tutorial lectures, submitted contributions, and ample time for discussions.

  • 26.-28.11.2012

  • Karlsruhe, Germany

Download the first circular: read print version

Download the second circular here

Download the program here

Download the schedule here

Download the abstracts here

Download the directions here

Invited speakers for tutorial lectures

DePater, H. Fenix Consulting, Netherlands: ”Seismicity induced by shale-gas-fracking - The Bowland Shale case study”
Dost, B. KNMI, Netherlands: ”Seismicity of the northern Netherlands induced by conventional gas production”
Wiemer, S. SED, Switzerland: ”Advanced Traffic Light Systems for Geothermal Reservoir  Management”

The scientific committee

  • Cuenot, N. (GEIE, Soultz, France)
  • Dost, B. (KNMI, De Bilt, Netherlands)
  • Fischer, T. (Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
  • Joswig, M. (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Lasocki, S. (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Oye, V. (NORSAR, Kjeller, Norway)
  • Ritter, J. ( KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Wiemer, S. (SED, Zürich, Switzerland)

Local Organizing Committee

Müller, B. (LFZG, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Ritter, J. (Geophysics, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)

With the Support of

  • Forschungskollegium Physik des Erdkörpers (FKPE)
  • Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie – Baden-Württemberg (LFZG)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Scope of the Workshop

Awareness of induced seismicity has further increased since the last ECGS-FKPE-workshop in 2010: guidelines have been published as well as explicit measures have been taken. Actual advances in research increased the understanding of induced seismicity  and help to identify parameters which influence unwanted induced seismicity. However, the processes of induced seismicity are still not completely understood. Organizations like the Department of Energy (Majer et al. 2012) or the working group Induzierte Seismizität of the FKPE are  working on guidelines in avoiding, dealing, and measuring induced seismicity. Almost all current underground projects and projects related to the energy storage and renewable energies (geothermal, carbon capture and storage, hydropower reservoirs, dams, mining, underground gas storage) require sensitive local networks for monitoring induced seismicity. Fundamental is also an adequate and transparent information of the public as well as the disclosure of data to increase public acceptance.
The majority of the problems accompanying induced seismicity are met in the field of geothermal applications as power plants delivering heat in addition to electricity need to be close to users. We are glad to announce the Landesforschungszentrum Geothermie Baden-Württemberg (LFZG) as the co-host of our second workshop. The LFZG is established by  the State of Baden-Württemberg as an independent institution to co-ordinate research on geothermal energy, to inform the public and  provide advice to ministries and government agencies.
It comprises the following partner-institutions EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) Hochschule Biberach, Hochschule Offenburg, KIT, University of Heidelberg, University of Freiburg, University of Tübingen, Universität Stuttgart. 
This workshop will bring together the scientists involved to discuss advances of their recent research. The special focus of this workshop is to include all involved parties such as: scientists from universities and research facilities, operators and industry dealing with induced seismicity as well as governmental earthquake services, and public authorities licensing and imposing requirements for underground operation.

Important Deadlines

Abstracts: 16.09.2012 EXTENDED
Notification of acceptance: 01.10.2012
Registration: 08.10.2012 (via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Hotel contingent reserved until: 10.10.2012


Karlsruhe, the city of inventions in the sunny south-west of Germany,  was founded ca. 300 years ago and is situated in a beautiful countryside between the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains. It is famous for its fan-shaped historic street plan and excellent ideas such as the bicycle invented by Drais or the discovery of electromagnetic waves by Hertz.
The conference will be held at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the KIT is the  largest science organization in Germany with research and development activities bundled in Centers such as Energy or Climate and Environment.
The venue (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT, Campus Süd AVG-Gebäude 50.41, Raum 145/146 Adenauerring 20a) is easily accessible via train or motorway and is in walking distance to Castle and city.

Location Dinner

The Dinner will be held in the "Badisch Brauhaus".


BADISCH BRAUHAUS Braugesellschaft mbH

Stephanienstraße 38-40
76133 Karlsruhe

Telefon: +49 721 144 – 4400
Telefax: +49 721 144 – 310

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A hotel contingent is reserved until 10.10.2012. The following hotels offer limited rooms under the keyword "FKPE-Workshop":

City Partner Hotel Berliner Hof
Douglasstraße 7
76133 Karlsruhe
69,-€ per single room /night incl. breakfast

The Berliner Hof is located in the city center, 5 minutes via train to the station next to the venue (Durlacher Tor).

IBIS Karlsruhe City
Poststraße 1
76137 Karlsruhe
81,-€ per single room /night incl. breakfast

The IBIS is located next to the train station, 10 minutes via train to the station next to the venue (Durlacher Tor).

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Verein Gastdozentenhaus Karlsruhe e.V.
Engesserstrasse 3
76131 Karlsruhe
58,-€ per single room /night excl. breakfast (9,-€)

The Gastdozentenhaus is located on campus in a distance of about 1.5 km from the venue.

Registration Fee

Registration fee: 150 €. This includes conference volume, refreshments during ice-breaker, coffee break and lunch, and the conference dinner on Tuesday, 27.11.12. You can register via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Due to booking requirements, we are obliged to apply the following refund rates:
Before 10.10.2012 cancellation is accepted at no charge. Refund rate for later cancellations
can be summarized as follow:
Cancellation before 23.10.2012 100 € refund
Cancellation from 24.10.2012 and before 31.10.2012 50 € refund
Cancellation from 1.11.2012 until the end of the workshop 0 € refund

Method of Payment

Payment of the registration fee by bank transfer to Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Account number: 66001508
BIN: 66000000, Deutsche Bundesbank, Filiale Karlsruhe
IBAN: DE 5766 0000 0000 6600 1508
reason for transfer: XD2099706001 and your name


The sessions will include a introduction by extended keynote lectures (45 min) followed by talks (15 min). After each presentation there will be ample time for discussion. Authors presenting posters will be given 3 min (one slide only) for introducing their poster in a dedicated session. Posters will be displayed during the entire workshop. For smooth transitions, speakers are requested to upload their presentation on the organization  computer at least during the break before the session.

This workshop is focused on special topics of induced seismicity, namely:

  • Monitoring strategies
  • Modeling of source processes
  • Tectonic stress and rock physics related to induced seismicity
  • Strategies to avoid/reduce induced shaking
  • Case studies


Submitting an abstract is required for program selection to present a talk or poster at the workshop. The abstract will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Authors will be notified latest by October 1, 2012.

Due: 16. September 2012 by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Length: maximum 2 pages including figures
  • Margins: A4, 2.54 cm top/bottom margins, 3.17 cm right/left margins
  • Title: Arial 12 Bold
  • Authors: Arial 9
  • Affiliation: Arial 9
  • Text: Times New Roman 12
  • Color: will be printed in black and white
  • Format: .doc, .pdf, .odt


Compilation of workshop contributions to a special issue of JOSE (with extra review) is planned. Details will be announced at the workshop.

Practical Information

Visa: A visa is required for all non-EU member state residents. Please contact the German embassy or consulate in your country for more detailed information. If you need an invitation letter from the Local Organizing Committee in order to obtain your visa, please specify it in the registration form.

Weather: Karlsruhe at its protected Location in the upper Rhine graben enjoys rather mild winters. Daily temperature ranges from 2-9°C in November although freezing is not unusual. Rain is frequent with an average of 65 mm in 11 days in November accompanied by the typical high fogs of the Rhine valley.

Currency: Euro (€) (Banks are usually open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.).

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz. (European plug with two circular metal pins).


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Ms Karen Jasper, IfG secretary
Institut for Geophysics
Azenbergstr. 16
D-70174 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 685 87400
Fax:  +49 (0) 711 685 87401

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