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Strategies and tools for Real Time EArthquake RisK ReducTion

Objective

Earthquakes are a serious threat for many European countries, particularly those around the Mediterranean Sea. In many cities exposed to high earthquake hazard, a substantial proportion of the population still lives in buildings that do not meet modern earthquake-resistant standards. Preventive actions, such as retrofitting of structures, are essential, but they are not sufficient and cannot be applied easily on a large scale. Real-time actions focussing on decreasing the physical vulnerability and exposure of populations are a viable way to reduce earthquake risk.
The primary objective of REAKT is to improve the efficiency of real-time earthquake risk mitigation methods and their capability of protecting structures, infrastructures and populations. REAKT aims to develop methodologies that will enhance the quality of information provided by earthquake forecasting, early warning and real-time vulnerability systems, as well as establishing best practices for how to use all of this information in a unified manner. In order to be used effectively, such information needs to be combined into a fully probabilistic framework, including realistic estimates of the uncertainties involved, that is suitable for decision making in real time. The REAKT consortium draws together most of the main European institutes and research groups, in addition to major non-European institutes, that are working on different aspects of earthquake early warning and probabilistic models of operational forecasting. The project is divided into 7 scientific work packages that constitute a logical sequence from, at one end, the processes involved in earthquake generation and the physics of short-term seismic changes, to the other, the threatened people. through operational earthquake forecasting, early warning and rapid assessment of damage and vulnerability, decision making and capacity building, and the application of the developed methodologies to 12 strategic test cases.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management/seismic risk management

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL
Address
Via Nuova Agnano 11
80125 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 070 320
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Rossi Filangieri (Dr.)

Participants (22)

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 759 998
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Küppers (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 760 000
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Domenico Giardini (Prof.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 429 669
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hormoz Modaressi (Prof.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Piersanti (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 429 998,40
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monika Hebben (Ms.)
Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
France
EU contribution
€ 298 200
Address
C/o Cea, Bât. Sâbles, Centre Dam - Ile De France, Bruyères Le Châtel
91297 Arpajon
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rémy Bossu (Dr.)
CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 860
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabio Germagnoli (Dr.)
VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 189 496
Address
Bustadarvegur 7-9
108 Reykjavik
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hafdís Karlsdóttir (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 770 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adrien Nusca (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 999
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 169 993
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Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malhoa Malhoa (Ms.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 550 080
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mustafa Erdik (Prof.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Calugareni Street 12
077125 Magurele-bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viorica Ghita (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 557
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Marie Patton (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 110 040
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerasimos Tselentis (Prof.)
COUNCIL OF CARIBBEAN ENGINEERING ORGANISATIONS (CCEO) LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Trinidad and Tobago
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
University Of The West Indies Faculty Of Engineering
St Augustine
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Tony Gibbs (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
3551 Trousdale Pkwy Adm 352
90089 5013 Los Angeles Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Jordan (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*
Jamaica
EU contribution
€ 49 980
Address
Mona
7 Kingston
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wayne Hunte (Prof.)
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
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Roosevelt Road 1
10617 Taipei
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yih-Min Wu (Prof.)
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Japan
Address
Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku 2-1-3
100-8918 Tokyo
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hiroshi Nirasawa (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 99 999,60
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Mr.)