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An advanced approach to earthquake risk scenarios with applications to different european towns (RISK-UE)

Objective

Decision makers in earthquake-prone cities need concrete figures of the possible impact of seismic event. RISK-UE will develop a general and modular methodology for creating earthquake-risk scenarios that concentrates on the distinctive features of European towns, including both current and historical buildings. It will be based on seismic-hazard assessment, a systematic inventory and typology of the elements at risk and an analysis of their relative value and vulnerability, in order to identify the weak points of urban systems. The resulting scenarios will give concrete figures of direct and indirect damage of possible earthquakes. With the participation of urban council representatives, the methodology will then be applied to seven selected cities from the EU and Eastern Europe for its adaptation and validation. A European cities network for seismic-risk reduction will be created during a final symposium.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières
Address
Avenue Claude Guillemin 3
45060 Orleans
France

Participants (18)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address

08071 Barcelona
CENTRAL LABORATORY FOR SEISMIC MECHANICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Bulgaria
Address
Academy G. Bonchev Block 3
1113 Sofia
COMMUNAUTE D'AGGLOMERATION DE NICE COTE D'AZUR
France
Address
Boulevard Jean Jaures, 34
06364 Nice
COMUNE DI CATANIA
Italy
Address
Via G. Verdi, 31
95100 Catania
GEOLOGIE TECTONIQUE ENVIRONNEMENT ET RISQUES
France
Address
3,Rue Jean Monnet 3
34830 Clapiers
GEOPHYSICAL INSTITUTE - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
3,Aca. G. Bonchev Str. 3
1113 Sofia
INSTITUT CARTOGRAFIC DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Parc De Montjuic
08038 Barcelona
INSTITUTE FOR PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AND NATURAL RARITIES
Address
Kliment Ohridski, Bb
7000 Bitola
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING
Spain
Address
S/n,gran Capitan S/n, Campus Norte Upc, Edificio C1
08034 Barcelona
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND LAND PLANNING
Romania
Address
Apolodor Nr. 17
70661 Bucuresti
MUNICIPALITY OF BITOLA
Address
Kiril I Metodij, 6
7000 Bitola
MUNICIPALITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria
Address
Moskovska Street N°33
1000 Sofia
ORGANIZATION FOR THE MASTER PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
105, Vas. Olgas Str.
546 43 Thessaloniki
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF BUCHAREST
Romania
Address
124 Lacul Tei Boulevard, Buc 38
72302 Bucuresti
UNIVERSITY 'ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS'
Address
Salvador Aljende Str. 73
91000 Skopje
UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova