The Mediterranean region is densely populated, and many social and industrial activities take place on its coasts. As expected for a region of recent geological evolution, it is an area highly exposed to natural hazards such as seismicity and volcanic eruptions (e.g., Le Pichon and Angelier, 1979; Mazzoli and Helman, 1994). Near‐shore and offshore geophysical monitoring is needed to ensure rapid warning in the coastal areas and to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. There is a lack of seismological stations in the offshore areas and a need to integrate land networks with permanent seafloor seismometers. An international...

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