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APAME Résumé de rapport

Project ID: ICA3-CT-2002-10024
Financé au titre de: FP5-INCO 2
Pays: France

Web page, dissemination reports, and scientific publications

The APAME project drained interests from a large part of the scientific community, including historians, archaeologists, seismologists, geophysicists, earthquake geologists, sociologists and local authorities of the studied regions. The APAME project benefits from a Web site at since early months of the project where a Member site is devoted to the exchange of data and results in between partners.

The dissemination strategy was built following three steps:
1) toward the local authorities and scientists that could benefit from the recent field investigations and results immediately applicable to the seismic hazard assessment;
2) toward a large component of the scientific community and therefore, large international meetings as the European Geophysical Union (EGU) or the American Geophysical Union (AGU) were our preferable targets; and
3) small meetings and workshops with specific topics dedicated to the seismic hazard and preservation of cultural heritage and archaeological sites.

In parallel, the consortium presented the project and its main results to different institutions in Turkey (the municipality and civil engineering association of Antachia), in Syria (to the Ministry of Culture and University of Damascus and Aleppo) and in Jordan (to the local association in engineering geology and Ministry of Natural Resources and to the Civil Protection). Press conferences were also organised in Turkey and Jordan.

The different work packages and large amount of field investigations and related results requires a certain elapsed time for the preparation of publications. Even well after the end of the project (in August 2006) the APAME consortium aims at a further meeting and seeks for organizing a special conference where the results could be presented and discussed. The conference is in preparation for 2008. However, more than 10 papers with reference to the APAME Project were published in standard international and peer-reviewed scientific journals (see also the list below). At least other 10 publications are in preparation and a special volume in a scientific collection (Springer) is planned.


Mustapha MEGHRAOUI, (Head of unit)
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