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Assessment, STrategy And Risk Reduction for Tsunamis in Europe

Objective

The NEAM (North East Atlantic, Mediterranean and Adjacent Seas) region of IOC/UNESCO is known to be exposed to tsunamis and, like other regions of the world, faces increasing levels of risk due to i) continuous development of coastal areas with critical infrastructure, and ii) year-round presence of millions of tourists.

In recent years, European researchers have greatly advanced knowledge of tsunami hazards and implementation of operational infrastructure, such as creation of a regional system of candidate tsunami-watch providers (CTWP) and national tsunami warning centers (NTWC). However, significant gaps remain and more effort is needed.

ASTARTE (Assessment STrategy And Risk for Tsunami in Europe) aims to develop a comprehensive strategy to mitigate tsunami impact in this region. To achieve this goal, an interdisciplinary consortium has been assembled. It includes all CTWPs of NEAM and expert institutions across Europe and worldwide.

ASTARTE will improve i) basic knowledge of tsunami generation and recurrence going beyond simple catalogues, with novel empirical data and new statistical analyses for assessing long-term recurrence and hazards of large events in sensitive areas of NEAM, ii) numerical techniques for tsunami simulation, with focus on real-time codes and novel statistical emulation approaches, and iii) methods for assessment of hazard, vulnerability, and risk.

ASTARTE will also provide i) guidelines for tsunami Eurocodes,ii) better tools for forecast and warning for CTWPs and NTWCs, and iii) guidelines for decision makers to increase sustainability and resilience of coastal communities. In summary, ASTARTE will develop basic scientific and technical elements allowing for a significant enhancement of the Tsunami Warning System in the NEAM region in terms of monitoring, early warning and forecast, governance and resilience.

Overall, this will lead to the goal of the European/NEAM Horizon 2020 strategy: to foster tsunami resilient communities.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
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Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 820 996
Administrative Contact
Júlio Guerra (Mr.)

Participants (25)

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helia Rodrigues (Mrs.)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 529 990
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner (Prof.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 349 999,80
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nurcan Meral Ozel (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 320 658
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Hebert (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 471 039
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Julie Zittel (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 310 992
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Manuli (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 200
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sofia Mariano (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan José San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 239
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutiérrez (Mr.)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 370 110
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Costas Synolakis (Prof.)
ETHNIKO ASTEROSKOPEIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 288 000
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Sachpazi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 243 414
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claas Schippmann
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Sognsveien 72
N-0855 Oslo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carl Bonnevie Harbitz (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sten Tougaard Nielsen (Mr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA PAMANTULUI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Calugareni Street 12
077125 Magurele-bucuresti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viorica Ghita (Ms.)
SPECIAL RESEARCH BUREAU FOR AUTOMATION OF MARINE RESEARCHES FAR EAST BRANCH RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 50 040
Address
Ul Maxim Gorkiy 25
693023 Yuzhno Sakhalinsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrei Zaitcev (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL POUR LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Angle Avenue Des Far Et Allal El Fassi
10102 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Azealarab El Mouraouah (Prof.)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
United States
Address
Constitution Avea 1401
D.C. 20230 Washington
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Snyder (Ms.)
PORT AND AIRPORT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Japan
Address
Nagase 3 1 1
2390826 Yokosuka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yoshiaki Kuriyama Kuriyama (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
3551 Trousdale Pkwy Adm 352
90089 5013 Los Angeles Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lee Cindy (Mrs.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kenji Satake (Prof.)