ETH Zurich is a leading international university for technology and the natural sciences and regularly appears at the top of international rankings as one of the best universities in the world. Founded in 1855, ETH Zurich today has more than 20,000 students from over 110 countries, including 3,900 doctoral students. Relevant to DEEP, ETH Zurich has been ranked no. 1 in Best Global Universities for Geosciences by Q.S University Ranking in 2015-2019, and ranked third among the Best Global Universities for Geosciences by U.S. News.
The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich coordinating this project is the leading institution in seismology in Switzerland and the federal office responsible for earthquake monitoring, alerting as well as national hazard and risk assessment. The SED is closely involved in the coordination of integrated risk management for natural hazards as well as the monitoring, characterization and regulatory aspects of induced seismicity. The SED has been and is leading partner in several European and international projects in the field of seismology, induced seismicity risk and multi-risk, and has a leading role in the design and development of next generation seismological hazard and risk assessment as well as data sharing technology. SED plays a leading integrative role in seismology across Europe and hosts the secretariat of EPOS Seismology, ORFEUS and EFEHR. EFEHR, the European Facilities for Earthquake Hazard and Risk is providing access to information on seismic Hazard and Risk harmonized across Europe. The SED has initiated and hosted three major international conferences on induced seismicity in Davos Schatzalp and contributed in the past 10 years more than 60 peer reviewed publications on the topic of induced seismicity. SED is also a core partner in the Bedretto and Mont Terri underground research labs.