A novel approach for studying submarine faults: the FOCUS project (FOCUS = Fiber Optic Cable Use for Seafloor studies of earthquake hazard and deformation)

Marc-Andre Gutscher1, Jean-Yves Royer2, David Graindorge3, Shane Murphy4, Frauke Klingelhoefer5, Antonio Cattaneo5, Giovanni Barreca6, Lionel Quetel7, Florian Petersen8, Giorgio Riccobene9, Morelia Urlaub8, Sebastian Krastel10, Felix Gross11 and Heidrun Kopp12, (1)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (2)Univ. Brest / CNRS, Plouzané, France, (3)UMR LGO, Bretagne University, Brest, France, (4)IFREMER, Geosciences Marines, Plouzané, France, (5)IFREMER, Plouzané, France, (6)Catania University, Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, Catania, Italy, (7)IDIL Fiber Optics, Lannion, France, (8)GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany, (9)LNFN-INS, Catania, Italy, (10)Institute of Geosciences, Kiel, Germany, (11)University of Kiel, Institut fuer Geowissenschaften, Kiel, Germany, (12)GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany