Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre 
for Geosciences

Dr. Simone Cesca
Helmholtzstraße 6/7
14467 Potsdam

Fon: +49 331 288-28794


Collaboration partners


Project coordination

The MINE Junior Research Group is leaded by Simone Cesca at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Hamburg.

Dr. Simone Cesca has a recognized international research experience started in 1998 at University of Milano (Italy), and continued during PhD studies at University Complutense Madrid (Spain). Since then, he participated in different European (Spice) and German (Kinherd, Rapid) research projects, as postdoctoral researcher. He is an expert junior researcher in the fields of seismology and seismic source modeling. His research interests cover all aspects of seismic source inversion, including moment tensor inversion, kinematic inversion and applications to volcanic, geothermal areas and induced seismicity. Within the field of microseismicity monitoring he is interested in the problem of source location, event characterization, source inversion, recognition of spatio-temporal clusters, stress modeling and tomography.

Research partners

The MINE project have been structured based on the collaboration of different research partners in Germany and abroad. Selected project partners are internationally recognized institutions and private companies with specific expertise in different fields related to the project. A list of collaborating Institutions and involved researchers is provided below.

GFZ, GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam

Institut für Geophysik, Universität Hamburg

  • Dr. Dirk Becker

BGR, Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe

  • Dr. Klaus Stammler
  • Dr. Diethelm Kaiser
  • Ms. Monika Bischoff

GmuG, Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH

  • Dr. Joachim Philipp
  • Prof. Dr. Gerth Manthei


  • Dr. Daniela Kühn
  • Dr. Volker Oye
  • Dr. Michael Roth
  • Dr. Tormod Kvaerna

New Collaborations

The MINE project started new collaborations with following partners:

Institut für Geowissenschaften, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Meier

IGF PAS, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Dr. Beata Orlecka-Sikora
  • Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Lazocki

INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

  • Dr. Thomas Braun
  • Mr. Stephen Monna


Special Issue J. Seismol.
December 2012

The Special Issue "Triggered and Induced Seismicity: Probabilities and Discrimination" (Cesca, Dost, Oth edts.) on Journal of Seismology is now published and first available online. It includes 13 research papers, including two own contributions from the MINE project (Cesca et al. 2012, Dahm et al. 2012).

ESC 2012
19-24 August 2012

The MINE project has contributed with two oral communications to the 33rd General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, in Moscow, Russia.