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Dr. Philippe Rosset Director of EiM (Earth in Motion), France


Dr. Philippe Rosset / Bio

Director of EiM (Earth in Motion), France, associate researcher at McGill University, Canada and researcher at the International Centre for Earth Observation, Switzerland.

Born in Haute-Savoie nearby Chamonix in 1967.
He undertook his university studies in France (BSc in geophysics at the University of Grenoble and MSc in sub- surface geophysics at the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris). He completed his doctoral dissertation at the University of Geneva on Numerical Modelling for seismic hazard assessment with case studies in the Valais region, one of the most seismic active zone of Switzerland. During this period, he taught seismology and geophysics at the Geological department and conducted gravimetric/geodetic field surveys for the Swiss Geophysical Commission.

His career in research has led him to Canada (McGill University, Montreal), Belgium (Royal Observatory of Belgium,Brussels), Spain (Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierria “Jaume Almera”, Barcelona), the Netherlands (International Institute for Aerospace Surveys and Earth Sciences, Delft), Italy (Istituto di Ricerca sul Rischio Sismico, Milano) and France (BRGM - Natural Risks Group, Marseille). Since 2001, he has worked in the fields of urban seismic risk, earthquake seismology, earthquake hazards, earthquake risk mitigation and data management.

He participated in three European Projects involving seismological and geophysical institutes all over Europe. One of them aimed at building an integrated tool for earthquake risks assessment at different scales. He contributed to the wave propagation analysis at regional and local scales for a seismic risk analysis of Nice, France, with the French Geological Survey (BGRM). He has been active in Belgium with the Royal Observatory of Belgium in the implementation of seismic mapping in urban areas and seismic hazard analysis for nuclear facilities. He has initiated microzonation mapping of the urban area of Montreal, Canada, in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada and pursues his collaboration by implementing seismic risk analysis. In 2007-2012, its collaboration with WAPMERR (World Agency for Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction, Geneva) includes urban seismic hazard models, population and other worldwide data gathering. Since 2010, he is consultant in seismic hazard and risk analysis and participate in public or private projects in different countries of the world.

Philippe Rosset has over 20 publications in the international literature (peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters) and tens of scientific reports. He is reviewer for international journals (Earthquake Spectra, Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, etc.). Since 2006, he is acting as president of a French non-profit organization (Cellule Verte Haute- Savoie) promoting sustainable development and citizen actions. 

Dr. Philippe Rosset / Publications

Wyss, M.; Rosset, Ph. and Triveno, L. (2020) The ratio of rural/urban people killed in earthquakes needs to be assessed for countries separately, the example of Colombia, Accepted in Seismological Research Letter. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200252 

Rosset, Ph., Fontiela, J. and Wyss, M. (2020). Seismic risk scenarios in Faial Island, Azores, using QLARM. Proceedings of the International Meeting 40 Years of the 1980 Azores Earthquake, online meeting, 6-7 October 2020, 91-94. Retrieved from https://azores4080meeting.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/proceedingsbook.pdf 

Rosset, Ph., Bent, A. and Chouinard, L. (2020). Correlating DYFI Data With Seismic Microzonation in the Region of Montreal. Earth Science Research (ESR), 9:2, 85-92. https://doi.org/ 10.5539/esr.v9n2p85 

Wyss, M.; Rosset, Ph. (2020) Near-Real-Time Loss Estimates for Future Italian Earthquakes Based on the M6.9 Irpinia Example. Geosciences, 10, 165. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/10/5/165 

Rosset, Ph., Tolis, S. & Wyss, M (2020). The use of QLARM to estimate seismic risk in Kirghizstan at the regional and city scales. Acta Geophys. 68, 979–991. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-020-00449-6 

Fontiela, J., Rosset, Ph. Wyss, M., Bezzeghoud, M., Rodrigues, F. (2020). Human losses and damage expected in future earthquakes in Faial Island - Azores. Pure Appl. Geophys., 177, 1831–1844. 

Rosset, Ph., Kert, M., Youance, S., Nollet, M-J., Chouinard L. (2019). Could Montreal residential buildings suffer important losses in case of major earthquakes?. Extended abstract of the 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec, Canada, June17-20. 7 pages. 

Rosset, Ph., Kert, M., Youance, S., Nollet, M-J., Chouinard L. (2019). The use of HazCan to assess the earthquake risk of residential buildings in Montreal, Canada. Extended abstract of the Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Laval, Canada, June12-15. 4 pp. 

Wyss, M., Rosset, P., Tolis, S., Havenith, H.-B., Torgoev, I., Speiser, M. (2018). Evaluation of the seismic hazard and risk in the Batken region, Kyrgyzstan, with special attention to waste deposits. Report to Médecins Sans Frontières. 145 pages and annexes. 

Wyss, M., Schorlemmer, D., Triveno, L., Gupta, S., and Rosset, Ph. (2018). Estimates of expected damage to mapped schools and hospitals in repeat Himalayan earthquakes. Extended abstract16th Symposium on Earthquake Engineering, Department of Earthquake Engineering, IIT Roorkee , Dec. 20-22, 2018, paper N°73, 9 pages. 

Wyss, M., Gupta, S. and Rosset, Ph. (2018). Casualty estimate in repeat Himalayan earthquakes in India. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2018) 108 (5A): 2877-2893. 

Fontiela J., Sousa Oliveira C., Rosset Ph. (2018) Characterisation of Seismicity of the Azores Archipelago: An Overview of Historical Events and a Detailed Analysis for the Period 2000–2012. In: Kueppers U., Beier C. (eds) Volcanoes of the Azores. Active Volcanoes of the World. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 8, 127-153. 

Rosset, Ph., Wyss. M. (2017). Seismic Loss Assessment in Algeria Using the Tool QLARM. Civil Eng. Res. J. 2017; 2(2) : 555583. 

Wyss, M., Gupta, S. and Rosset, Ph. (2017). Casualty estimate in two up-dip complementary Himalayan earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters Vol. 86 no. 6, 1508-1515 •. 

Fontiela, J. Bezzeghoud, M., Rosset, Ph. and Cota Rodrigues F. (2017). Maximum Observed Intensity Map for the Azores Archipelago (Portugal) from 1522 to 2012 Seismic Catalog. Seismological Research Letter, vol. 88 no. 4, 1178-1184. 

Rosset, Ph., Wyss, M., D'Haeyer, T. (2016). Etude pilote d'aléa et risque sismique au niveau de la commune de Jacmel pour l'implémentation d'une méthodologie d'analyse du risque sismique à des professionnels nationaux. Report to Swiss Cooperation. 76 pages and annexes. 

Yu, K., Rosset, Ph. and Chouinard, L.E. (2016). Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Montreal. Georisk, vol. 10, no. 2, 164-178. 

Braganza, S., Atkinson, G. M., Ghofrani, H., Hassani B., Chouinard, L., Rosset, Ph., Motazedian, D., and J. Hunter (2016). Modeling Site Amplification in Eastern Canada on a Regional Scale. Seismological Research Letters, v. 87, i. 4, 1008-1021. 

Rosset Ph., Bonjour C. and M. Wyss (2015). QLARM, un outil d’aide à la gestion du risque sismique à échelle variable. In Plans communaux de sauvegarde et outils de gestion de crise, Ed. F. Leone and F. Vinet, Collection « Géorisques », Book Chapter 11, 91-98. 

Fontiela J., Bezzeghoud M., Rosset Ph., Borges J. F., Rodrigues C. F. (2015). Azores seismogenic zones. In proceeding of the Workshop em Ciências da Terra e do Espaço - Livro de Actas 2015, Ed. Caldeira B. and Costa M.J., ISBN: 978-989-98836-2-8, 25-40 

Ghofrani H., Atkinson G. M., Chouinard L., Rosset Ph. and Tiampo K. F. (2015). Scenario Shakemaps for Montreal. Can. J. Civ. Eng. 42: 463–476. 

Yu, K., Rosset, Ph. and Chouinard, L.E. (2015). Seismic Vulnerability Assessment for Montreal. Submitted to Georisk. 

Chouinard L.E. and Rosset, Ph. (2015). Local Hazard Mapping in Montreal Using Geological Data and Geophysical Methods. Open File Report, Geological Survey of Canada, in review. 

Rosset, Ph., Bour-Belvaux, M., and Chouinard, L. (2014). Estimation and Comparison of Vs30; Microzonation Maps for Montreal Using Multiple Sources of Information. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, DOI 10.1007/s10518-014-9716-8. 

Fontiela J., Bezzeghoud M., Rosset Ph., Borges J. F., Rodrigues C. F. (2014). Azores seismogenic zones. Comunicações Geológicas (2014) 101, Especial I, 29-35. 

Tolis, S., Rosset, Ph. and Wyss, M. (2013). Detailed building stock at regional scale in three size categories of settlements for 18 countries worldwide, Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR, 87pp and appendix. 

Wyss, M., Tolis, S., Rosset, Ph. and Pacchiani, F. (2013). Approximate Model for Worldwide Building Stock in Three Size Categories of Settlements, Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR, 34pp and appendix. 

Wyss M. and Rosset Ph. (2013). Mapping seismic risk: the current crisis, Natural Hazard, 68, 1, 49-52. 

Chouinard, L.E., and Rosset, Ph. (2012). On the use of ambient noise technique for microzonation purposes: the case of Montreal, Open File Report 7078, Geological Survey of Canada; 85-92. 

Chouinard, L. and Rosset Ph. (2011). Microzonation of Montreal, variability in soil classification, Proceeding of the 4th IASPEI / IAEE International Symposium, University of California SB, 10pp. 

Motazedian, D., Hunter, J.A., Belvaux, M., Sivathayalan, S., Pugin, A., Chouinard, L., Khaheshi Banab, K., Crow, H., Tremblay, M., Perret, D., and Rosset, Ph. (2010). Seismic microzonation of Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 25-29, 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Paper No 1594. 

Trendafiloski, G., Wyss, M. and Rosset, Ph. (2010). Loss estimation module in the second generation software QLARM. in Human Casualties in Natural Disasters: Progress in Modeling and Mitigation, pp. 95-104, ed. R. Spence, E.So, C. Scawthornp, Springer: Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 2011. 

Wyss, M., Ph. Rosset, and G. Trendafiloski (2010). Teleseismic Loss Estimates in Near- Real-Time After the M8 Wenchuan Earthquake of May 12, 2008, in International Disaster and Risk Conference, pp. 381-391, eds Ning, L., Wang, S. & Tang, G. Qunyan Press, Chengdu, China. 

Rosset, Ph. and L.E. Chouinard (2009). Characterization of site effects in Montreal, Canada, Natural Hazards, 48, 295-308. 

Trendafiloski, G., M. Wyss, Rosset Ph., and G. Marmureanu (2009). Constructing city models to estimate losses due to earthquakes worldwide: application to Bucharest Romania, Earthquake Spectra, 25,3,665-685. 

Rosset Ph., Petermans T., and Camelbeeck T. (2008). L'aléa sismique local en Belgique, Proceedings of the Conference "Valuation and prevention of seismic risk in Walloon Region", Editeur responsable Danielle Sarlet, DGATLP, Namur D/2008/5322/34, 17-31. 

Camelbeeck, T., Vanneste, K., Alexandre, P., Verbeeck, K., Petermans, T., Rosset, Ph., Everaerts, M., Warnant, R. and Van Camp, M. (2007). Relevance of active faulting and seismicity studies to assess long term earthquake activity in Northwest Europe, Continental Intraplate Earthquakes, Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America, S. Stein and S. Mazzotti (eds.), Special Paper 425, 193-224. 

Petermans, T., Devleeschouwer, X., Pouriel, F., and Rosset, Ph., (2006). Mapping the local seismic hazard in the urban area of Brussels, Belgium, Proceedings: 10th IAEG Congress, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 6-10 September 2006 Theme Paper 4-424, 11 pp. 

Rosset, Ph., Petermans, T., Devlechouwer, X., Pouriel, F. et Camelbeeck, T. (2005). Identifying the influence of the local geology in case of earthquake for urban planning: case study in Brussels. Proceedings of the Deuxième Journée des Géographes Belges, 9 November 2005, Gent. DCL Print & Sign, Zelzate, II, 171-176. 

Rosset Ph., Barszez A.-M., Camelbeeck T., Quinif Y., Sabbe A. et Wilquin H. (2005). Mapping the local seismic hazard and its influence on built environment : case study in the Mons Basin (Hainaut , Belgium), Proceedings of the Deuxième Journée des Géographes Belges, 9 November 2005, Gent. DCL Print & Sign, Zelzate, II, 305-312. 

Frischknecht C., Rosset Ph. and Wagner J.-J. (2005). Toward seismic microzonation : 2D modeling and ambient seismic noise measurements. The case of an alpine valley. Earthquake Spectra, 21, 635-651 

Chouinard L., Rosset Ph., Puente A., Madriz R., Mitchell D. et Adams J. (2004). Seismic hazard analysis in Montreal. Proceeding of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 1-6, 2004, Paper No. 7010, 12 pp.