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Waves and Wave-Based Imaging in Virtual and experimental Environments

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Waves Network

WAVES establishes a collaborative research & training network of 15 academic and industrial teams, gathering participants with expertise in complementary disciplines physics of wave propagation and wave-based imaging in fields as diverse as bio-medical imaging, seismology, acoustics, and resource exploration.


Fifteen Ph.D. students (Early-Stage Researchers - ESRs) are recruited within the network.

Network's coordinator: 


Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UPMC)

Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris - Paris, France

Laboratoire d'imagerie biomédicale - Paris, France

Scientist in charge : Lapo Boschi (lapo.boschi @ upmc.fr)

Key scientist involved in the WAVES UPMC team: Quentin Grimal

Network Partner institutions:



University of Edinburgh (UEDIN)

School of GeoSciences - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Scientist in charge : Andrew Curtis (Andrew.Curtis @ ed.ac.uk)

Key scientists involved in the WAVES UEDIN team: Andrew Bell, Giovanni Angelo Meles



Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Department of Petroleum technology and Applied Geophysics - Trondheim, Norway

Scientist in charge : Boerge Arntsen (borge.arntsen @ ntnu.no)

Key scientist involved in the WAVES NTNU team: Martin Landrø



Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Department of Geoscience and Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering - Nederland

Scientist in charge : Kees Wapenaar (C.P.A.Wapenaar @ tudelft.nl)

Key scientists involved in the WAVES TU Delft team: Evert Slob, Joost van der Neut, Laslo Evers



University of Oxford (UOXF)

Department of Earth Sciences - Oxford, United Kingdom

Scientist in charge : Tarje Nissen-Meyer (tarjen @ earth.ox.ac.uk)




Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (LMA), Marseille, France

Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTERRE), Grenoble, France

Scientist in charge : Nathalie Favretto-Cristini (favretto @ lma.cnrs-mrs.fr)

Key scientists involved in the WAVES CNRS team: Dimitri Komatitsch, Paul Cristini, Philippe Roux



Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)

Laboratory of Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound (LabTau) - Lyon, France

Scientist in charge : Stefan Catheline (stefan.catheline @ inserm.fr)




Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd. (SCR)

Schlumberger Gould Research - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Scientist in charge : Ivan Vasconcelos (IVasconcelos2 @ slb.com)

Key scientist involved in the WAVES SCR team: Ed Kragh


Partner organisations


Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH)

Institut für Geophysik - Zurich, Switzerland

Scientist in charge : Johan Robertsson (johan.robertsson @ erdw.ethz.ch)

Key scientist involved in the WAVES ETH team: Dirk-Jan van Manen



Shell Global Solutions International

Seismic Technologies - Nederland

Scientist in charge : Fons Ten Kroode




Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle (EPSCI)

Institut Langevin - Paris, France

Scientist in charge : Julien de Rosny




Columbia University (ColU)

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory - New-York, USA

Scientist in charge : Benjamin Holtzman




Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Germany

Scientist in charge : Celine Hadziioannou




Universitetet I Oslo (UOslo)

Department of Geosciences - Oslo, Norway

Scientist in charge : Karen Mair





Statoil Petroeum AS - Norway

Scientist in charge : Lasse Amundsen





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    Key Facts

    • Coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie
    • 15 participating partners
    • 6 European countries and the USA
    • 15 trained fellows
    • Project budget: 3 227 952.96€
    • Project duration: 4 years
    • WAVES is a European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Slodowska-Curie grant agreement n° 641943.



    Lapo Boschi (lapo.boschi @ upmc.fr)


    Project Manager

    Fanny Schultz (fanny.schultz @ sorbonne-universite.fr)