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QUEST - Quantitative estimation of Earth's seismic sources and structure

  • 21206
  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 08/12/2009
  • RISULTATO

Storing CO2 in the subsurface to reduce global warming, finding hydrocarbon and other resources and monitoring their extraction, generating energy with Earth s internal heat, and forecasting natural hazards (earthquake-induced ground motion, volcanic eruptions) requires high-resolution tomographic images of the Earth s interior.
The main goal of QUEST is research and training in the development of strategies for automated seismic imaging using the increasing power of 3-D simulation technology. While so far the observed information was severely reduced to determine Earth s structure, the massive increase in available computational resources allows us now to make use of the complete information contained in the observations. With narrowing resources and increasing energy prizes the exploration industry is seeking highly skilled young scientists capable of driving the new computational technologies towards industrial problems. Earth Science graduating students are lacking profound theoretical and practical training in numerical methods and high-performance computing.
QUEST intends to fill this gap offering the students excellent prospects in industry and academia as the combination of skills to be trained are highly in demand. We also expect substantial progress in understanding the dynamics of our planet, the quantification of natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions.
QUEST will link world-leading scientists in methodologies such as computational wave propagation, the theory of inverse problems and global tomography with two of the best industrial research laboratories in geophysics and computing world wide. QUEST will have a lasting impact on the practice of seismic tomography, leading to High-Performance-Computing solutions applicable to industrial and academic challenges, and a generation of young researchers capable of producing better Earth images that help us tackle the challenges of future energy-resource management.



Start date: 2009-12-01
End date: 2013-11-30

Duration: 48 months

Project Reference: 238007

Project cost: 5.04 million euro
Project Funding: 5.04 million euro

Subprogramme Area: FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008 Marie Curie Action: 'Networks for Initial Training'
Contract type: Networks for Initial Training (ITN)



Coordinatore: LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN (MUENCHEN DEUTSCHLAND) - Heiner IGEL (Professor) Geschwister-Scholl-Platz

Altri Partecipanti

  • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA - ITALY
  • SPECTRASEIS AG - SWITZERLAND
  • SCHLUMBERGER CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LIMITED - UNITED KINGDOM
  • UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE - CZECH REPUBLIC
  • INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS - FRANCE
  • UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE - SLOVAKIA
  • UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM - GERMANY
  • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE OGS - ITALY
  • UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER GRENOBLE 1 - FRANCE
  • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - UNITED KINGDOM
  • EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH - SWITZERLAND
  • UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT - NETHERLANDS
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN - IRELAND
  • UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA - UNITED KINGDOM
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-PEOPLE : PERSONE: programma specifico del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea