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Seismic early warning For Europe

Objective

Earthquakes are a serious threat for many countries of Europe, particularly for those around the Mediterranean Sea. Early warning systems, based on real time, automated analysis of ground motion measurements, can play an important role in reducing the negative impact of catastrophic events on densely populated areas and, particularly, in mitigating the damage to strategic structures and lifelines. Europe is covered by numerous high quality seismic networks, managed by national and by European agencies, including also some local networks specifically designed for seismic early warning around large cities like Bucharest, Istanbul and Naples, respectively.

This project is aimed at fully exploiting the possibilities offered by a real time analysis of the signals coming from seismic networks for a wide range of actions, performed in a time interval of a few seconds to some tens of minutes. These actions range from the shut down of critical systems of lifelines, industries, highways, railways, etc. and the activation of control systems for the protection of crucial structures, to decision support for rapid response of the emergency management (ground shaking maps, continuously expected damage scenarios, aftershocks hazard etc.).

The project is structured in 6 work-packages:
(1) Project Coordination and Management,
(2) Real-Time Estimation of Source Parameters,
(3) Real-Time Damage Assessment and Reduction Strategies,
(4) Real-Time Shake Maps,
(5) Real-Time Aftershock Hazard Assessment,
(6) Dissemination of Results and End User Interface. The work-packages address all major components of an earthquake early warning system.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM.
Address
Telegrafenberg
Potsdam
Germany

Participants (21)

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE - S.C.A.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Nuova Agnano 11
Napoli
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Bogazici University Rectorate Bebek
Istanbul
CEDIM AG
Germany
Address
Karlstrasse 45B
Karlsruhe
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
CENTRE SISMOLOGIQUE EURO-MEDITERRANEEN
France
Address
C/o Ldg Centre D'etudes De Bruyeres-le-chatel
Bruyeres-le-chatel
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
Zuerich
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
Berlin
ICELANDIC METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE
Iceland
Address
Bustadavegur 9
Reykjavik
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI - INCDFP BUCURESTI
Romania
Address
Calugareni 12 Ilfov
Bucharest - Magurele
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Rome
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT (KNMI)
Netherlands
Address
Wilhelminalaan 10
De Bilt
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Christou Lada 6
Athens
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
Athens
NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR EARTH SCIENCE AND DISASTER PREVENTION
Japan
Address
3-1 Tennodai
Tsukuba
NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ASTRONOMY AND GEOPHYSICS
Egypt
Address
Helwan, El-marsed Street
Cairo
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY
Taiwan
Address
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road
Taipei
NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 72
Oslo
SELEX COMMUNICATIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Pieragostini 80
Genova
STIFTELSEN NORSAR
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 25
Kjeller
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
Karlsruhe
WORLD AGENCY OF PLANETARY MONITORING AND EARTHQUAKE RISK REDUCTION
Switzerland
Address
Rue De Jargonnant 2
Geneve