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Slow active faults in europe (s.a.f.e.). assessing fundamental input for seismic risk in regions of low seismicity (s.a.f.e.)

Objective

SAFE is a multidisciplinary effort that proposes a homogeneous European approach in identifying and characterising active faults to evaluate seismic hazards in low-seismicity regions. Seismically active western European regions are generally characterised by low-hazard but high-risk, due to the concentration of human and material properties with high-vulnerability. Detecting tectonic deformations that may lead to destructive earthquakes in such areas requires innovative research strategies that suit western European climate, slowly deforming fault, and heavily human-modified areas. This project will establish conceptual methodologies that explain the behaviour of slow active faults through diagnostic criteria. It will develop an expert system that may be used as a standard in the future to diagnose the existence and seismogenic potential of slow active faults. The impact of our results will be demonstrated through a risk assessment case study in a pilot area.

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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
C/o Universite Paris 6, Place Jussieu 4, Tour 26,
75252 Paris
France
 

Participants (11)

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
France
Address
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans
 
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE - RABAT
Morocco
Address
Avenue Oued Akreuch
Rabat
 
FACULTE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONS
Belgium
Address
Rue Houdain 9
7000 Mons-bergen
 
ROYAL OBSERVATORY OF BELGIUM
Belgium
Address
3,Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
 
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Eth Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
 
UNIVERSITAET KOELN
Germany
Address
Vinzenz-pallotti-strasse 26
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
 
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Du Rectorat - Sart Tilman B19
4000 Liege
 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
 
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
41,Allegatan 41
5007 Bergen
 
UNIVERSITY OF POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Karl-liebknecht-strasse 24-25
14415 Potsdam
 
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
4,Budapestlaan 4
3508 TA Utrecht