The need for open, transdisciplinary, and ethical science in seismology


  • Irina Dallo Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich
  • Marcus Herrmann Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘Federico II’
  • Mariano Supino Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • José A. Bayona School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
  • Asim M. Khawaja GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • Chiara Scaini National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics



open science, transdisciplinarity, ethics, dynamic seismic risk, progressing science


Reducing the seismic risk for societies requires a bridge between scientific knowledge and societal actions. In recent years, three subjects that facilitate this connection gained growing importance: open science, transdisciplinarity, and ethics. We outline their relevance in general and specifically at the example of `'dynamic seismic risk' as explored in a dedicated workshop. We argue that these reflections can be transferred to other research fields for improving their practical and societal relevance. We provide recommendations for scientists at all levels to make science more open, transdisciplinary, and ethical. Only with a transition can we, as scientists, address current societal challenges and increase societies' resilience to disasters.


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Dallo, I., Herrmann, M., Supino, M., Bayona, J. A., Khawaja, A. M., & Scaini, C. (2023). The need for open, transdisciplinary, and ethical science in seismology. Seismica, 2(2).




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