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NOVOTEL Avignon Centre
SIGMA2 Project EDF


The Closing Symposium will celebrate the end of the SIGMA2 program, which supported 5 years of research on seismic hazard assessment. This conference will be the opportunity to promote scientific progress realized in the fields of tectonics, earthquake science, ground-motion modelling, earthquake engineering and in the due propagation of uncertainties for probabilistic approaches. These topics cover the majority of domains covered by SIGMA2 research actions. In addition, a significant part of the conference will be devoted to the drawing of perspectives aimed at improving the realism of future seismic hazard studies.

The Closing Symposium will consist of 4 technical sessions (keynote lectures) and of 2 scientific poster sessions. Two additional excursions will be organized on June 2nd, 2022 to offer participants the opportunity to visit the Cruas-Meysse Nuclear Power Plant and/or opened trenches in the 2019 Le Teil earthquake surface rupture!

We hope that this Symposium will take the conviviality and gratification of in-person conferences up again!

Looking forward to meeting you in Avignon ...

The Organizing Committee.


  • Day 1, 31 May: Conferences & Poster session
  • Day 2, 1 June: Conferences & Poster session
  • Day 3, 2 June, Morning: Tour of Cruas-Meysse Nuclear Power Plant
  • Day 3, 2 June, Afternoon: Le Teil surface rupture and paleosismology visit


Technical program:

Technical session will be composed of invited keynote lectures.

Check the program on our website: CLICK HERE



Every participant is encouraged to prepare a scientific poster on recent studies related to seismic hazard assessment, or earthquake engineering studies. If you want to advertise for your poster in the conference booklet, do not forget to add your poster information when registering for in-person participation!


Virtual conference:

Keynote lectures will be live broadcasted using Microsoft Teams. A link will be sent to every participant registered for the Online Conference.


Registration period:

  • Excursions: 21 February - 15 April
  • Conference: 21 February - 15 April
  • Online: 21 February - 23 May

Because of administrative restrictions, people registered after April 15 will not be able participate in the tour of the Cruas-Meysse Nuclear Power Plant. Don’t forget to register for the visit by choosing the specific ticket.

Places for the Le Teil surface rupture and paleosismology visit are limited to 50 people. Be sure to register for the visit by choosing the specific ticket.




Accommodation is not paid by the event. Participants have to book accommodation by themselves:

Click here to book accommodation to the NOVOTEL Avignon Centre

Click here to book accommodation to the Avignon Grand Hôtel

Information on how to reach the venue is available in our flyer: check in the menu on the right side of the page.



Tickets are nominative and non-exchangeable.


31 May 2022, 8 a.m. to 2 Jun 2022, 6 p.m.


NOVOTEL Avignon Centre, 20 Bd Saint Roch, 84000 AVIG, 84000 AVIGNON France


SIGMA2 Project EDF

Keep in touch!

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