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.
Call for proposalData not available
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
3508 TA Utrecht