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Deep geodynamic laboratory - gulf of corinth (DGLAB-CORINTH)

Objective

This project concerns the development of a European seismic hazard research facility articulated around an in site laboratory. It includes deep boreholes intersecting active faults and designed for obtaining data on the physics of earthquakes and on fault mechanisms as well as on seismic wave propagation in order to improve present earthquake hazards mitigation procedures. Particular emphasis will be placed on documenting the role of fluids on fault behaviour and the role of earthquake faulting on regional hydrogeology. The site is located in the Gulf of Corinth which is presently the fastest opening continental rift in the world with an opening rate of the order of 1.5 cm per year and the tilting and uplifting of its southern shore at a rate which reaches locally 1 mm/y.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
Address
Place Jussieu 4 Tour 24
75252 Paris
France

Participants (8)

ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSEES
France
Address
Av. Blaise Pascal 6-8
77455 Marne La Vallee
GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A17
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU PETROLE
France
Address
Avenue De Bois-préau 1-4
92852 Rueil Malmaison
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Panepistimioupolis Ilissia
15784 Zographos, Athens
UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III
France
Address
Rd 543 Europole Méditerranéen De L'arbois
13545 Gardanne
UNIVERSITY OF CATANIA
Italy
Address
Corso Italia 55
95129 Catania
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road Kings Buildings
EH9 3JW Edinburgh
University of Patras
Greece
Address
University Campus
261 10 Patras