May 2020 - SPECIAL ISSUE on EGU journal Solid Earth


The open access EGU journal Solid Earth has opened a special issue on:

New insights on the tectonic evolution of the Alps and the adjacent orogens.

The special issue is dedicated to state-of-the art research on the Alps and the adjacent orogens. It will improve our understanding of mountain-building processes and the past and ongoing tectonic evolution in the region. This multi- and interdisciplinary effort integrates geophysics, tectonics, petrology, geochronology, and basin and surface studies. The contributions highlight recent efforts to image deep structures, track motion and deformation of the crust and mantle through time, and investigate the surface response to deep-seated processes. Thus, the volume will showcase results of the European AlpArray project, which has featured a seismic station network with an unprecedented density in the Alpine region. We invite researchers from the AlpArray project and beyond, and from all fields to contribute to this volume.

Editors: Emanuel Kästle, Mark Handy, Giancarlo Molli, Anne Paul, Claudia Piromallo, Christian Sue, Mirijam Vrabec, and Charlotte Krawczyk

Authors can submit their contributions by using the online registration form on the SE website: The deadline for submission is 30 December 2020. 

Please tick the checkbox for the SI, so that your manuscript is directed accordingly.

We are looking forward to many contributions!



April 2018 -AlpArray Seismic Network Paper

The AlpArray Seismic Network paper is now available online. AASn is largest temporary experiment in Europe! Check it out.

G. Hetenyi, I. Molinari, J. Clinton et al.: The AlpArray Seismic Network: a large-scale European experiment to image the Alpine orogeny. Surveys in Geophysics (2018) doi: 10.1007/s10712-018-9472-4 (Open Access)

For this occasion the Swiss National Science Foundation has issued a press release, which you can read here in English, German and French.

Subsequent media appearances:


April 2018 - OBS are back on land

The marine part (OBS) of AlpArray has been installed in June 2017 in the Ligurian Sea and has been dismateled this month (February). Currently the research vessel Maria S. Merian is sealing the Mediterranean to get the OBS back. 

Check here for interesting stories: e.g. the last weekly report from the research vessel life!


3 February 2016 -AlpArray starts!

The AlpArray official starting date is January 1 2016.  2/3 of the AlpArray Seismic Network (260 temporary BB stations) are installed and working. The data are available trought EIDA (only for registered users of the Core Group Member Institutions) 


21/12/2015  -  AlpArray seismic network is now runnning!   

AlpArray backbone is running. 2/3 of the 260 temporary stations are installed and running.  Read more