Our research

Our research activities include:
  • monitoring, mapping and analysis of seismic activity in the central Mediterranean in particular around the Maltese islands, and identify active faults in the sea bed of the Sicily Channel
  • crustal structure and attenuation properties
  • enhancing the epicentral location capability in the Central Mediterranean 
  • focal mechanisms of small earthquakes
  • single-station epicentre location
  • seismic site response studies
  • ground motion prediction
  • seismic hazard and seismic risk for the Maltese islands
  • tectonics and geodynamics of the Central Mediterranean.