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Monitoring real faults towards their critical state

Project description

Understanding the nucleation of earthquakes

The greatest challenge for seismologists is predicting earthquakes. However, it might be possible to know when an earthquake is coming by studying the behaviour of rocks. Unfortunately, the complex physics governing the nucleation of earthquakes remain poorly understood. To fill this knowledge gap, the EU-funded MONIFAULTS project will explore fault physics through geophysical data. It will establish a new and integrated methodology to monitor the spatiotemporal evolution of elastic properties on real faults using seismological and geodetic data. Machine learning and covariance matrix factorisation will be applied for improved earthquake detection and to discover ‘anomalous’ seismological signals. The project will carry out experiments in Italy, where earthquake risk is high, and for that reason relevant research and measures are a priority.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 775 663,16
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 775 663,16
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 611 906,84
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 5 604,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00