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New Directions in Seismic Hazard assessment through Focused Earth Observation in the Marmara Supersite

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 769 608,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 965 286,45

Coordinated by:

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

Objective

The recent devastating earthquakes and associated tsunamis in Japan, Indonesia, and Haiti, which killed more than half a million people, highlighted how mankind is still far away from a satisfactory level of seismic risk mitigation. Among the regions around the Mediterranean Sea for which earthquakes represent a major threat to their social and economic development, the area around the Marmara Sea, one of the most densely populated parts of Europe, is subjected to a high level of seismic hazard. For this region the MARSITE project is proposed with the aim of assessing the “state of the art” of seismic risk evaluation and management at European level. This will be the starting point to move a “step forward” towards new concepts of risk mitigation and management by long-term monitoring activities carried out both on land and at sea.
The MARSITE project aims to coordinate research groups with different scientific skills (from seismology to engineering to gas geochemistry) in a comprehensive monitoring activity developed both in the Marmara Sea and in the surrounding urban and country areas. The project plans to coordinate initiatives to collect multidisciplinary data, to be shared, interpreted and merged in consistent theoretical and practical models suitable for the implementation of good practices to move the necessary information to the end users.
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Coordinator

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Address

Bebek
34342 Istanbul

Turkey

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 137 660

Administrative Contact

Nurcan Meral Ozel (Prof.)

Participants (20)

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 413 820

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 736 198,80

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 248 250

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 593 100

ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 363 420

KOCAELI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 69 750

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 190 140

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 450

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

EU Contribution

€ 267 300

CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 58 320

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 412,40

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 134 549,25

AMRA - ANALISI E MONITORAGGIO DEL RISCHIO AMBIENTALE SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 74 760

Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 320

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 300

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 60 810

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DES TRANSPORTS, DE L'AMENAGEMENT ET DES RESEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 60 420

GURALP SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 346

DAIMAR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 236 160

SARMAP SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 295 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308417

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 769 608,60

  • EU contribution

    € 5 965 286,45

Coordinated by:

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey