Virtual Earthquake and Seismology Research Community in Europe (VERCE)

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VERCE is developing an e-science environment for data-intensive seismic applications to enable innovative data analysis and data modelling methods that fully exploit the increasing wealth of open data generated by the observational and monitoring systems of the global seismology community. The VERCE environment builds upon a service-oriented architecture and a data-intensive platform delivering services, workflow tools, and software as a service to integrate the distributed European public data and computing infrastructures (HPC, grid and cloud) with private resources and the European integrated data archives of the seismology community.

The LRZ is leading WP2 “Integration and evaluation of the platform services”, which has the curial role of quality assessing and testing of software modules to be integrated into the platform. WP2 is performing regular release cycles with a fixed frequency of six months to ensure that only fully functional and compatible software is integrated into the VERCE e-science environment.


VERCE also conducted successfully two web-training sessions in July where LRZ was actively involved in both, the frontend and backend. An introduction to the resources hosted at LRZ and our in-house tools and services were given. LRZ’s excellent background support and supercomputing facilities from both the DRG and HPC groups were paramount to the success of the training.

Events and Conferences

22-25 April 2013,  VERCE F2F Meeting, Paris, France
S.H.Leong and A. Frank

12-13 June 2013,  International Conference on Computational Science, Barcelona, Spain

16-20 September 2013,  VERCE-SCI-BUS meeting, London, England

16-20 September 2013,  EGI Technical Forum and Globus Europe, Madrid, Spain

28 March-2 May 2014,  EGU , Vienna, Austria

7-9 May 2014,  SCI-BUS - VERCE meeting, Cesme, Turkey

19-22 May 2014,  EGI Community Forum , Helsinki, Finland

17-23 May 2015,  EGI Conference 2015 and EGCF, Lisbon, Spain
S.H.Leong and A. Frank

1-3 June 2015,  International Conference on Computational Science, Reykjavik, Iceland

12-14 July 2015,  ISC High Performance, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

31 August-2 September 2015, 11th IEEE International Conference on eScience, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
S.H.Leong and A.Frank

30 November-2 December 2015,  The 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, Rennes, Brittany, France

Fast Facts

Project Duration

1/10/2011 – 31/9/2015

Contact person

Dr. Anton Frank

Funding agency

European Commission


Partner Institutions

  • Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
  • Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble
  • The University of Edinburgh 
  • Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
  • Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Leibniz-Rechenzentrum
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Algorithmen und Wissenschaftliches Rechnen
  • Consorzio Interuniversitario Cineca