Central and Eastern European Earthquake Research Network


The region of the Central and Eastern Europe is an area characterised by a relatively high seismicity. The active seismogenic structures and the related potentially destructive events are located in the proximity of the political boundaries between several countries existing in the area. An example is the seismic region between the NE Italy (FVG, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto), Austria (Tyrol, Carinthia) and Slovenia. So when a destructive earthquake occurs in the area, all the three countries are involved. In the year 2001

the Agencija Republike Slovenije za Okolje (ARSO) in Slovenia,the Department of Mathematics and Geoscience of the University of Trieste (DMG),the OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale) in Italy and the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) in Austria

signed an agreement for the real-time seismological data exchange in the Southeastern Alps region. Soon after the Interreg IIIa Italia-Austria projects “Trans-National Seismological Networks in the South-Eastern Alps” and “FASTLINK” started. The main goal of these projects was the creation of a transfrontier network for the common seismic monitoring of the region for scientific and civil defense purposes. During these years the high quality data recorded by the transfrontier network has been used, by the involved institutions, for their scientific research, for institutional activities and for the civil defense services. Several common international projects have been realized with success. The instrumentation has been continuously upgraded, the installations quality improved as well as the data transmission efficiency.

At the end of 2014 ARSO, DMG, OGS and ZAMG agree to formally establish the cross border seismological network and to name it “Central and East European Earthquake Research Network”, (CE3RN or CE3R Network) in order to locate it geographically since cross-border networks can be established in other areas of the world.

  • Friuli Veneto SP network (OGS - FV)
  • Friuli VG accelerometric network (DMG - RF)
  • NE Italy BB Network, (OGS & DMG - NI)
  • South Tyrol BB Network, (BOLZANO - SI)
  • Seismic Network of the Republic of Slovenia (ARSO – SL)
  • Seismic Network of Austria (ZAMG - OE)

Starting from the 2001, the network represents an excellent example of international high quality research infrastructure and the starting point for the enlargement of the transfrontier network to all countries and their seismological institutions of the Central and Eastern Europe region. Furthermore, one of the main goals of the CE3RN is to intensify the cooperation between these institutions through common research activities and preparation of common international projects.

The following institution joined CE3RN:


Akron. Partner Contact Person Email
ARSO Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje in prostor Mladen Živčić mladen.zivcic@gov.si
GI BAS Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, Sofia, Bulgaria Liliya Dimitrova lidim@geophys.bas.bg
CB-IGPH Carpathian Branch of Subbotin Institute Geophysics National Academy of Science of Ukraine    
IGEWE Polytechnic University, Institute of Geosciences, Energy, Water and Environment, Tirana, Albania LLambro Duni duni@geo.edu.al
IPE Institute of Physics of the Earth, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Petr Spacek spacek@ipe.muni.cz
KRSZO Hungarian Academy of Science, Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Budapest, Hungary Istvan Bondar


NIEP National Institute for Earth Physics, Bucharest, Romania Mihaela Popa mihaela@infp.ro
OGS Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy Damiano Pesaresi dpesaresi@inogs.it
UniTS University of Trieste, Department of Mathematics and Geoscience, Trieste, Italy Giovanni Costa costa@units.it
UniZG University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia Kresimir Kuk kresok@irb.hr
ZAMG Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Lenhardt wolfgang.lenhardt@zamg.ac.at