SPIN Workshop 1 - New realms of seismic instrumentation

22 - 23 November, 2021


Unfortunately, due to the rapid evolution of the Covid situation in Southern Germany, the in-person workshop was cancelled. A virtual workshop will take place instead. The programme can be found here.

Thank you for a successful workshop!

Group photo zoom

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Group photo gather town


Work Package introductions

Beneficiary and Partner presentations

Beneficiary introductions by SPIN ESRs:

Partners and associated institutes:

PhD project presentations

SPIN ESR 1.1 LMU Munich (D) Harnessing wavefield gradients: theory, experiment, applications
SPIN ESR 1.2 ETH Zürich (CH) Distributed acoustic sensing for natural hazard assessment
SPIN ESR 1.3 Université Grenoble Alpes (F) Wavefield gradient methods to monitor the Earth’s crust
SPIN ESR 1.4 IPGP Paris (F) Ocean floor seismological and environmental monitoring
SPIN ESR 2.1 GFZ Potsdam (D) Rock mechanics and Seismology
SPIN ESR 2.2 University of Edinburgh (UK) Understanding Earthquake-Induced Damage & Healing of Crustal Rocks
SPIN ESR 2.3 British Geological Service (UK) Next-Generation Physics-based earthquake forecasts
SPIN ESR 3.1 University of Edinburgh (UK) Optimal Design of Experiments and Surveys for Scientific Interrogation
SPIN ESR 3.2 LMU Munich (D) Numerical models across the scales
SPIN ESR 3.3 Université Grenoble Alpes (F) Detection and characterization of seismic signals with dense arrays of new seismological instruments
SPIN ESR 3.4 University of Hamburg (D) Ambient signals as a tool to characterize material properties
SPIN ESR 4.1 DIAS Dublin (IE) Ground motion and unrest triggering on volcanoes
SPIN ESR 4.2 University of Hamburg (D) Nonlinear seismology meets structural health monitoring
SPIN ESR 4.3 ETH Zürich (CH) Monitoring hazards from a changing alpine environment
SPIN ESR 4.4 GFZ Potsdam (D) Distributed Acoustic Sensing and Volcano-seismology

In-Person workshop cancelled:

Excursion Schneefernerhaus Thursday November 25, 2021

We will depart from the venue at Tutzing 9am by bus and drive to the Tiroler Zugspitzbahn south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (approx. 1.5hrs) , that will take us to the summit of the Zugspitze (2950m), the tallest mountain in Germany. After exploring the views from the summit we will make our way (via two gondolas) to the Schneefernerhaus environmental science observatory.

Tiroler Zugspitzbahn (image source Wikipedia) & Schneefernerhaus environmental science observatory (image source schneefernerhaus.de)

At the Schneefernerhaus we will get a tour of the observatory and then settle in the conference hall with spectacular view for brief SPIN presentations. We will make our way down from approx. 15:00 using the rack railway from the Sonnalpin restaurant. Note that some time (e.g. waiting for gondola) may be spent outside and the temperature may be below -10° centigrade. So please bring appropriate clothing and solid shoes. Beware of the 3000m altitude.

The Venue

tutzing akademie

The meeting will be held at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing a conference center located in the small town of Tutzing at the shore of the Starnberg lake near Munich.

tutzing map

..and how to get there..
Tutzing can be reached from the Munich Airport by commuter train (duration approx. 1:25 hrs). Info is available at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de (also in English, French, etc). If you arrive at the Munich Airport follow the signs to the trains. Buy a ticket to “Tutzing”. Take train S1 (direction München-Ost) and get off at Munich-Laim (after approx 40 mins). Change to platform 1 and take train S6 (direction Tutzing) and get off at Tutzing (after approx. 40 mins.). Follow the signs to the “Evangelische Akademie Tutzing”. The following graphic shows the way to the venue (10 mins walk). For those arriving by car there is free parking. Please get in touch if you have questions.

tutzing directions

Covid Regulations

In Germany Covid rules are imposed by the states (here: Bavaria) and are adapted according to the current situation. At the present time (22. Sep 2021) the large conference hall can be attended without restrictions by 55 people. More are possible with medical masks. Masks may have to be worn when entering the restaurant facilities.

We will impose a strict “G2” (genesen, geimpft) policy, meaning that participants have to be either fully vaccinated or recovered with appropriate internationally valid documentation.

Please bring sufficient medical-grade masks to wear when entering and leaving the venue, the restaurant, etc. You will also need to wear masks in most public spaces in Germany (public transport, shops, etc).


The registration fee is 50 € per participant for the whole meeting. The registration fees can be payed via credit card, via a secure online payment system. If you have registered, you should have received an email with payment information.

Due to the restricted capacity of the venue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can unfortunately only accept registrations by members of the SPIN consortium. After the workshop, the presentations, training material, recordings etc. will be made available to the community. Registration information will be distributed by email to SPIN members. If you believe you should have received an email, but have not, please contact SPIN-management@uni-hamburg.de.


During the SPIN workshop, you will stay at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. The room prices are as follows:

  • Single room: 80 € per person, per day.
  • Double room: 60 € per person, per day.
  • Double room for single person: 99 € per person, per day.

Note that participants from SPIN beneficiary institutes will have to pay their accommodation directly to the Akademie reception upon leaving. Accommodation is full-board, so including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rooms will be assigned by us after registration. Any drinks that covered by the conference fee need to be payed in cash. There are a few cash points near the venue.


In case of questions or for clarifications, please contact SPIN-management@uni-hamburg.de.