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Dr. Florian Haslinger

Deputy director, Head "Support and Special Projects"

Dr.  Florian Haslinger
Swiss Seismological Service (SED)
ETH Zürich
Dr. Florian Haslinger
NO H 65
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich

  +41 44 633 46 70

Florian Haslinger ist stellvertretender Direktor des SED und leitet gleichzeitig die Sektion "Unterstützung und Spezialprojekte". Er ist verantwortlich für den Bereich "Öffentlichkeitsarbeit & Medien" und für verschiedene Projekte am SED. In der Sektion sind auch die Gruppen IT-Support, Administration, und Elektronik-Labor (ELAB) angesiedelt.

Since Sept. 2009

Deputy Director, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

May 2008 - Sept.2009

Director of Operations, Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich

Sept. 2006 - April 2008

Head, Maintenance Unit, Monitoring Facilities Support Section, International Monitoring System Division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Vienna

Aug. 2000 - Aug. 2006

Seismic Officer, Seismic Section, International Monitoring System Division of the CTBTO, Vienna

June 1999 - July 2000

Research Associate at the Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, with Prof. C. H. Thurber (Seismology group)

April 1995 - April 1999

Research Assistant (PhD student) at the Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. PhD supervisors Prof. St. Mueller, Prof. E. Kissling, and Prof. J. Ansorge (Seismology & Geodynamics group)

Oct. 1994 - March 1995

Research Assistant at the Institute of Geophysics, University of Munich, Germany (active source refraction seismology).



March 1999

Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Dr. sc. nat), ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Thesis title: Velocity Structure, Seismicity And Seismotectonics of Northwestern Greece Between the Gulf of Arta and Zakynthos

October 1994

Diploma in Geophysics from the University of Munich, Germany. Thesis title: Ein Verfahren zur automatisierten Slowness - Bestimmung aus Mehrspurseismogrammen (in German)

Oct. 1992 - July 1993

Exchange student in Earth Sciences at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Stipend from the Karolina-Rüedi Stiftung

Nov. 1988 - Oct. 1994

Student of Geophysics, University of Munich, Germany. Minor subjects: Astrophysics, Mineralogy.


Other professional activities & contributions

Since 2016

member, IRIS-GSN Standing Committee

Since 2015

president, EMSC-CSEM

Since 2010

member, GEOFON Advisory Group (member, since 2012 chair), GFZ Potsdam


Chair, FDSN –WGIV (and member FDSN ExeCom)


manager, GEM Model Facility, ETH Zürich


delegate, NEAMTWS (WG1)

ETH Research Collection

non-SED publications

F. Haslinger (1998). Velocity structure, seismicity and seismotectonics of northwestern Greece between the Gulf of Arta and Zakynthos (PhD Thesis), ETH Zürich. DOI: 10.3929/ethz-a-002025706

F. Haslinger, E. Kissling, J. Ansorge, D. Hatzfeld, E. Papadimitriou, V. Karakostas, K. Makropoulos, H.-G. Kahle, Y. Peter (1999). 3D crustal structure from local earthquake tomography around the Gulf of Arta (Ionian region, NW Greece), Tectonophysics (304) pp. 201-218. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-1951(98)00298-4

M. Sachpazi, A. Hirn, C. Clement, F. Haslinger, E. Kissling, P. Charvis (2000). Western Hellenic Subduction and Cephalonia Transform: local earthquakes and plate transport and strain. Tectonophysics (319) pp 301-319. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-1951(99)00300-5

F. Haslinger, E. Kissling (2001).Investigating effects of 3-D ray tracing methods in local earthquake tomography. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. (123) pp. 103-114. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9201(00)00204-1

E. Kissling, F. Haslinger, S. Husen (2001). Model Parameterization in Seismic Tomography: A Choice of Consequences for the solution quality. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. (123) pp. 89-102. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9201(00)00203-X

C. H. Thurber, C. Trabant, F. Haslinger, R. Hartog (2001). Nuclear explosion location at the Shagan River, Kazakhstan, nuclear test site and the effect of three-dimensional structure. Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter. (123) pp. 283-301. DOI: 10.1016/S0031-9201(00)00215-6

F. Haslinger, C. H. Thurber, M. Mandernach, P. Okubo (2001). Tomographic image of P-velocity structure beneath Kilauea’s East Rift Zone and South Flank: seismic evidence for a deep magma body. Geophys. Res. Lett. (28) pp. 375-378. DOI: 10.1029/2000GL012018

S. Barrientos, F. Haslinger, and the Seismic Section (2001). Seismological Monitoring of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. Kerntechnik (66) pp. 82-89.

F. Haslinger, S. Husen (2001). Tomographic Imaging of 3-D Velocity Structure and Accurate Earthquake Location. Special Issue, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter. (123). (Guest Editors)

S. Hansen, C. Thurber, M. Mandernach, F. Haslinger, and C. Doran (2004). Seismic velocity and attenuation structure of the East Rift Zone and South Flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 94, pp. 1430-1440. DOI: 10.1785/012003154

A. Zollo, A. Bobbio, J.-L. Berenguer, F. Courboulex, P. Denton, G. Festa, A. Sauron, S. Solarino, F. Haslinger, D. Giardini (2014). The European Experience of Educational Seismology. Geoscience Research and Outreach, pp. 145 – 170. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6943-4_10

ORCID ID                     0000-0003-3235-5781

2014 - 2016

ETH Zürich, Geophysics Bachelor: Analyse von Zeitreihen in der Umweltphysik und Geophysik, 651-3660-00L

2010 - 2011

ETH Zürich, Geophysics Master: Inverse Theory for Applied Geophysics, 651-4096-00L