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MEASUREMENT OF CRUSTAL DEFORMATIONS IN CENTRAL GREECE USING GPS SATELLITES

Objective



Space geodesy can provide valuable information regarding the neo-tectonic deformations of the earth's outer shell, an understanding of which is crucial both for the study and prediction of earthquakes and for the exploration and exploitation of natural resources. It is proposed to study this phenomenon by measuring surface deformations in one the most rapidly deforming regions in the world (Central Greece). A network of geodetic points will be established and their periodical relative positions monitored using the Global Positionning system (GPS) of navigation satellites.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Address

NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
20048 Athens
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechnioy 5
15780 Athens
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham