The European Center for Geodynamics and Seismology (ECGS) is a research foundation created in 1988. Its key missions lie in the promotion of research programs, through own research work as well as the organisation of scientific meetings, in the fields of geodynamics and seismology, using both ground -and space- based techniques.
ECGS operates a national seismic network in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and carries out research activities in seismology (earthquake source physics and strong ground motions, earthquake early warning research, volcano seismology, seismic infrastructure monitoring, etc.), ground deformation studies through remote sensing techniques, and volcano monitoring, the latter with a particular emphasis on the African volcanoes Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira located in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). To this end, ECGS also substantially contributes to the operation of the KivuSNet seismic network located in DR Congo. ECGS also operates the Walferdange Underground Laboratory for Geodynamics located in a former gypsum mine, which represents an outstanding site for highest quality geophysical measurements (seismometers, gravimeters, etc.) and scientific instrument performance tests.
ECGS regularly organises the Journées Luxembourgeoises de Géodynamique (JLG) as well as specialised workshops, regularly bringing together scientists form across Europe and the World to foster their collaboration.