Harnessing Earth's Vibrations and Leading Open Science Initiatives in Earth Sciences

I propose to explore the potential of utilizing Earth’s noise, specifically microseisms and anthropogenic signatures, in interesting (and fun) research. We will then delve into the transformative power of Open Science, emphasizing the significance of sharing codes, knowledge, fostering large global collaborations, and advocating for the adoption of diamond open access journals.
Part 1: Research on/using Earth’s Noise
Earth’s noise, encompassing natural and human-induced vibrations, presents a wealth of untapped information. This part of the seminar will highlight some of the latest advancements in utilizing continuous seismic data, or “noise”. Noise is composed of low-frequency seismic waves generated by oceanic and atmospheric processes and anthropogenic sources such as traffic, industrial activities, and mining. The analysis of continuous seismic data, acquired digitally since 1976 (Gräfenberg network, Germany) and “standard practice” today, provides powerful tools for investigating Earth’s structure and processes. We will give a special focus on the analysis of volcanic tremor or monitoring climate change impacts.
Part 2: Open Science: Sharing Codes, Knowledge, and Global Collaboration
Open Science is the driving force behind scientific progress. We will emphasize the importance of openness, transparency, and cross-disciplinary collaboration to maximize the scientific impact in Earth Sciences. We will discuss the advantages of openly sharing codes, enabling reproducibility of research, facilitating rapid advancements, and promoting innovative discoveries. We will also advocate for the adoption and support of diamond open access journals, which provide freely accessible research outputs, for all. Furthermore, I will shed light on the imperative need for a shift in the evaluation of researcher’s careers, emphasizing the adoption of principles outlined in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). By recognizing the significance of research quality, integrity, and open dissemination over traditional metrics such as journal impact factors, Earth Sciences can foster a more inclusive and equitable research culture that values diverse contributions and encourages open collaboration.