Congratulations to Dr Vincent Roche (iCRAG at UCD) on being awarded a MSCA Individual Fellowship. Entitled FINSEIS - Quantitative analysis of the structural controls of faults on induced seismicity magnitude - Dr Roche's project is a global fellowship addressing the challenge of induced seismicity (IS) caused by human underground activities. The project will explore the idea that the magnitude of fault-related IS is significantly controlled by the geometry of pre-existing faults. The project will be based on numerous, best-in-class IS data in the Microseismic Industry Consortium (MIC) in University of Alberta (UofA), Canada and will integrate advanced knowledge in fracture analysis from the Fault Analysis Group (FAG), University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland.
FINSEIS will combine interdisciplinary approaches of structural geology, seismology, statistics and computational science to investigate quantitatively the structural controls on induced earthquakes and to generate a model for IS Mw prediction in faulted rocks. During FINSEIS, the Vincent will transfer UCD Fault Analysis Group knowledge in structural geology to MIC, and then return knowledge in IS analysis that are strategic to the Fault Analysis Group and to Europe. Through these objectives, FINSEIS will deliver fundamental scientific outcomes on the links between faults and seismicity and will de-risk strategic geo-energy developments in the European Union.
Vincent will work with Prof. John Walsh (UCD) and Prof. Mirko van der Baan (UofA) over a 36 month period.