The SPICE network focuses on all aspects of computational seismology. Applying its specialist know-how,
SPICE has divided the research into several task groups (TG).
- TG 1: Digital Library
TG leader: Prof. Igel (LMU), Prof. Vilotte (IPG),
Prof. Seriani (OGS) and Erika Vye (LMU)
The focus is on the development of www pages, a database with simulation results, and a library of simulation codes.
- TG 2: Numerical Methods
TG leader: Prof. Vilotte (IPG) and Prof. Igel (LMU)
This task group focuses on new directions in numerical methods applied to the problem of seismic wave propagation as well as associated problems such as grid generation for complex models and parrallel algorithms.
- TG 3: Planetary Scale
TG leader: Prof. Trampert (UU) and Prof. Morelli (INGV)
The focus is on any aspects of wave propagation on a scale where the (near-) spherical geometry of our planet has to be accounted for. This involves the application of 3D modeling tools in global seismology and inverse problems.
- TG 4: Local Scale
TG leader: Dr. Martin Mai (ETH) and Prof. Madariaga (ENS)
Focuses on wave propagation and rupture problems on scales up to several hundred kilometres. The moan goals are the development of tools to accurately simulate rupture for complex fault geometries and the understanding of the source-induced high-frequency signals in strong ground motion
- TG 5: Small Scale
Section: Exploration seismics
TG leader: Prof. Seriani (OGS) and Prof. Holliger (ETH), jointly with Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, UK. Focus on understanding the “mushy” layer problem, a key inhibitor for progress in interpreting seismic observations in the marine environment.
TG leader: Prof. Zollo (UoN) and Prof. Dahm (UoH)
The overall goal is to develop seismology-based diagnostic tools to improve the prediction of future eruptions.